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Can You Guess These 10 Obscure US Presidential Facts Correctly?

Presidential tidbits they didn't teach you in school---unless you went to...an obscure one.

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  1. 1.

    Bachelor for life...forever alone...

    Bachelor for life...forever alone...

    James Buchanan
    Via Library of Congress
    James Buchanan
    Via Library of Congress
    Richard Nixon
    Via U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
    Richard Nixon
    Via U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
    Grover Cleveland
    Via U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
    Grover Cleveland
    Via U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
    Thomas Jefferson
    Via Rembrandt Peale - whitehouseresearch.org
    Thomas Jefferson
    Via Rembrandt Peale - whitehouseresearch.org
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Let's be honest---you guessed Nixon, didn't you?

    The correct answer is James Buchanan. To add insult to injury, poor James tends to rank as a bottom 10 President in political studies. Yeesh. Let's hope he at least had a nice pet rock to help him cope.

    Let's be honest---you guessed Nixon, didn't you?
    Via Library of Congress
  2. 2.

    At least it wasn't the actual house...

    At least it wasn't the actual house...

    Theodore Roosevelt
    Via Pach Bros. - loc.gov
    Theodore Roosevelt
    Via Pach Bros. - loc.gov
    John Quincy Adams
    Via Mathew Brady - National Archives and Records Administration
    John Quincy Adams
    Via Mathew Brady - National Archives and Records Administration
    Warren G. Harding
    Via Harris & Ewing - old-picture.com
    Warren G. Harding
    Via Harris & Ewing - old-picture.com
    Donald Trump
    Via DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
    Donald Trump
    Via DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Are we for absolute certain the answer isn't Donald Trump?

    Warren G. Harding lost the White House's china collection in a single hand. That's what happens when you get cocky with pocket rockets.

    Are we for absolute certain the answer isn't Donald Trump?
    Via Harris & Ewing - old-picture.com
  3. 3.

    aka which President was awesome?

    aka which President was awesome?

    James A. Garfield
    Via Unknown; part of Brady-Handy Photograph Collection.
    James A. Garfield
    Via Unknown; part of Brady-Handy Photograph Collection.
    John F. Kennedy
    Via Cecil Stoughton, White House
    John F. Kennedy
    Via Cecil Stoughton, White House
    Andrew Jackson
    Via Mathew Brady - picturehistory.com
    Andrew Jackson
    Via Mathew Brady - picturehistory.com
    Gerald Ford
    Via David Hume Kennerly - U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
    Gerald Ford
    Via David Hume Kennerly - U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Cursing parrot...Andrew Jackson's legacy.

    The parrot literally had to be removed from Jackson's own funeral because it was swearing so much.

    Cursing parrot...Andrew Jackson's legacy.
    Via Mathew Brady - picturehistory.com
  4. 4.

    How do you even recover from that? (you don't)

    How do you even recover from that? (you don't)

    Bill Clinton
    Via Bob McNeely, The White House
    Bill Clinton
    Via Bob McNeely, The White House
    John F. Kennedy
    Via Cecil Stoughton, White House
    John F. Kennedy
    Via Cecil Stoughton, White House
    George W. Bush
    Via White house photo by Eric Draper.
    George W. Bush
    Via White house photo by Eric Draper.
    George H. W. Bush
    Via N/A, likely POTUS - dodmedia.osd.mil
    George H. W. Bush
    Via N/A, likely POTUS - dodmedia.osd.mil
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    At least it happened before dinner...?

    The mishap essentially went on to become a Japanese meme. They coined the phrase, "Bushu-suru." Which translated to English means, "'to do the Bush thing."

    At least it happened before dinner...?
    Via N/A, likely POTUS - dodmedia.osd.mil
  5. 5.

    Back before reality stars becoming presidents was a thing.

    Back before reality stars becoming presidents was a thing.

    Gerald Ford
    Via David Hume Kennerly - U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
    Gerald Ford
    Via David Hume Kennerly - U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
    John F. Kennedy
    Via Cecil Stoughton, White House
    John F. Kennedy
    Via Cecil Stoughton, White House
    Barack Obama
    Via Pete Souza/Notwist - Photo by Pete Souza, modified by uploader
    Barack Obama
    Via Pete Souza/Notwist - Photo by Pete Souza, modified by uploader
    Ronald Reagan
    Via dodmedia.osd.mil
    Ronald Reagan
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Salute!

    There aren't any swimsuit beach photos. I checked. 8 times. I'm straight.

    Salute!
    Via David Hume Kennerly - U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
  6. 6.

    The original, "one and done."

    The original, "one and done."

    Ulysses S. Grant
    Via Brady-Handy Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)
    Ulysses S. Grant
    Via Brady-Handy Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)
    Franklin Pierce
    Via Unknown photographer, cropped by User: Connormah
    Franklin Pierce
    Via Unknown photographer, cropped by User: Connormah
    James K. Polk
    Via National Archives and Records Administration - catalog.archives.gov
    James K. Polk
    Via National Archives and Records Administration - catalog.archives.gov
    Martin Van Buren
    Via Martin_Van_Buren.jpg: Mathew Brady (1822–1896)
    Martin Van Buren
    Via Martin_Van_Buren.jpg: Mathew Brady (1822–1896)
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Give the people what they want---non-commitment.

    Since there were so many politicians who wanted to run for presidency, he promised he'd be done after his first term, leaving the door open for someone else the next time around. Donald Trump somehow didn't need to utilize this same strategy.

    Give the people what they want---non-commitment.
    Via National Archives and Records Administration - catalog.archives.gov
  7. 7.

    This seems fine.

    This seems fine.

    George Washington
    Via Gilbert Stuart
    George Washington
    Via Gilbert Stuart
    John Quincy Adams
    Via Original - Unknown; Copy - Mathew Brady - National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 111 - War Department: Office of Chief Signal Officer
    John Quincy Adams
    Via Original - Unknown; Copy - Mathew Brady - National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 111 - War Department: Office of Chief Signal Officer
    Zachary Taylor
    Via unknown, possibly Maguire of New Orleans derivative work
    Zachary Taylor
    Via unknown, possibly Maguire of New Orleans derivative work
    Grover Cleveland
    Via U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
    Grover Cleveland
    Via U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Vulcanized rubber, that is. In case that helps this sound any better.

    They found a cancerous lesion in Grover Cleveland's mouth and wanted to keep the entire surgical procedure hush hush. Good thing there was no such thing as a narcotic induced Twitter rants back then.

    Vulcanized rubber, that is. In case that helps this sound any better.
    Via U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
  8. 8.

    Rally those troops!

    Rally those troops!

    Jimmy Carter
    Via Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. Naval Photographic Center
    Jimmy Carter
    Via Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. Naval Photographic Center
    George W. Bush
    Via White house photo by Eric Draper.
    George W. Bush
    Via White house photo by Eric Draper.
    Gerald Ford
    Via David Hume Kennerly - U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
    Gerald Ford
    Via David Hume Kennerly - U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
    George H. W. Bush
    Via N/A, likely POTUS
    George H. W. Bush
    Via N/A, likely POTUS
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    So long as I'm the head cheerleader, my measure of success is victory---and success.

    George W. would often organize, "exuberant pep talks and skits during weekly assemblies." I'm imagining popsicle stick figures. Anyone else getting a popsicle stick figure vibe here?

    So long as I'm the head cheerleader, my measure of success is victory---and success.
    Via White house photo by Eric Draper.
  9. 9.

    I can barely even crouch that low.

    I can barely even crouch that low.

    James Monroe
    Via Samuel Morse
    James Monroe
    Via Samuel Morse
    James Madison
    Via John Vanderlyn (1775–1852)
    James Madison
    Via John Vanderlyn (1775–1852)
    William Henry Harrison
    Via The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession number: 37.14.44.
    William Henry Harrison
    Via The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession number: 37.14.44.
    Calvin Coolidge
    Via Copyright by Notman Photo Co., Boston, Mass.
    Calvin Coolidge
    Via Copyright by Notman Photo Co., Boston, Mass.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Don't be hate'n'.

    Yeah, he's short...but he was a US President and Colonel of the American Revolutionary War. What have YOU done today?

    Don't be hate'n'.
    Via John Vanderlyn (1775–1852) -
  10. 10.

    Hint: It's not wood.

    Hint: It's not wood.

    Hippopotamus Ivory
    Via Napoleon Sarony - library.upenn.edu
    Hippopotamus Ivory
    Via Napoleon Sarony - library.upenn.edu
    Animal Teeth
    Via Richard from Canton, United States - Knoxville zoo - chimpanzee teeth / File:Knoxville zoo - chimpanzee teeth.jpg
    Animal Teeth
    Via Richard from Canton, United States - Knoxville zoo - chimpanzee teeth / File:Knoxville zoo - chimpanzee teeth.jpg
    Human Teeth
    Via Wikipedia: dozenist - Own work
    Human Teeth
    Via Wikipedia: dozenist - Own work
    Lead
    Via Alchemist-hp (talk) (pse-mendelejew.de - Own work
    Lead
    Via Alchemist-hp (talk) (pse-mendelejew.de - Own work
    Brass Screws
    Via No machine-readable author provided. Lite assumed (based on copyright claims). - No machine-readable source provided. Own work assumed (based on copyright claims).
    Brass Screws
    Via No machine-readable author provided. Lite assumed (based on copyright claims). - No machine-readable source provided. Own work assumed (based on copyright claims).
    Gold Wire
    Via Wikipedia: Mauro Cateb - Own work
    Gold Wire
    Via Wikipedia: Mauro Cateb - Own work
    All of the Above
    Via Flickr: The Library of Congress - Flickr: library_of_congress
    All of the Above
    Via Flickr: The Library of Congress - Flickr: library_of_congress
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This one was a freebie.

    I couldn't even make up that random combination of things.

    This one was a freebie.
    Via Flickr: The Library of Congress - Flickr: library_of_congress

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