1. Calvin Coolidge liked to have his head rubbed with petroleum jelly while eating his breakfast in bed.
3. Some historians claim Harry Truman was inducted into the KKK, even though he was “never active.”
4. Jimmy Carter is the first known president to go on record as seeing a UFO.
5. Lyndon B. Johnson called his penis “Jumbo” (allegedly for good reason), and would whip it out at random times. During a Cabinet meeting, when asked why the U.S. went into Vietnam, Johnson reportedly whipped it out and bellowed, “This is why!”
6. Most historians believe James Buchanan was gay.
Buchanan, a bachelor, was rumored to have a very close relationship with William Rufus King, a senator from Alabama.
7. George H. W. Bush vomited on Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa at a banquet in 1992.
8. Grover Cleveland date-raped a woman and got her pregnant.
Cleveland reportedly sexually assaulted Maria Halpin, who later discovered she was pregnant. Cleveland then had her child put in an orphanage and forced her to be treated at a mental asylum.
10. Franklin Roosevelt’s mom clothed him in dresses until he was five.
That’s a portrait of FDR at age 2. He was once also spotted wearing a skirt and a hat trimmed with a marabou feather and having shoulder-length hair.
11. Woodrow Wilson was the first to show a motion picture in the White House: The Birth of a Nation, which has become the most banned film in American history.
12. Warren G. Harding was obsessed with poker and once bet an entire set of priceless White House China and lost it.
13. John Quincy Adams enjoyed skinny-dipping in the Potomac River most mornings.
14. Teddy Roosevelt had five guinea pigs named Dr. Johnson, Bishop Doane, Fighting Bob Evans, Admiral Dewey, and Father O’Grady.
17. Andrew Johnson was slurring-level drunk during his inauguration, which he claims was part of an effort to self-medicate for typhoid fever. Eventually he had to abandon his swearing-in of new senators because he was too intoxicated.
18. Benjamin Harrison was so afraid of electric lights, he’d have his staff turn the switches on and off for him and his wife.
19. James Madison and Thomas Jefferson were once arrested together for taking a carriage ride in Vermont on a Sunday, which violated state laws.
20. Warren G. Harding supposedly made love to a young girl, Nan Britton, on a regular basis in a White House closet. Secret Service agents reportedly had to stop his wife from beating down the closet door on one occasion.
- A conservation group in Zimbabwe reported that Jericho, the brother of beloved lion Cecil, was shot and killed by a hunter. But some scientists monitoring the pride believe he is OK.