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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Tempe Yarn Will be OPEN on President's Day (Monday 2/20)

* See Note below

Useless facts about presidents:

Who was the tallest President?  Easy one, A. Lincoln (same height as Fred, 6 feet 4 inches)

Who was the only president to weigh under 100 pounds?  James Madison
Who was our heaviest president (weight)?  William Howard Taft
Who was the shortest president?  James Madison (5' 4")

Which president wore the largest shoe size? Warren G. Harding  (size 14)

Nine Presidents never attended college: Washington, Jackson, Van Buren, Taylor, Fillmore, Lincoln, A. Johnson, Cleveland, and Truman.

The college that has the most presidents as alumni (seven in total) is Harvard: J. Adams, J. Q. Adams, T. Roosevelt, F. Roosevelt, Kennedy, G. W. Bush (business school), and Barack Obama (law school).   Yale is second, with five presidents as alumni: Taft, Ford (law school), G.H.W. Bush, Clinton (law school), and G. W. Bush.

The oldest elected president was Reagan (age 69); the youngest was Kennedy (age 43).
Fourteen Presidents served as vice presidents: J. Adams, Jefferson, Van Buren, Tyler, Fillmore, A. Johnson, Arthur, T. Roosevelt, Coolidge, Truman, Nixon, L. Johnson, Ford, and George H.W. Bush.

James Buchanan was the only president never to marry.

Which presidents were related? There have been two sets of presidents who were father and son: John Adams and John Quincy Adams, and George Bush and George W. Bush. Other presidents who were related: William H. Harrison and Benjamin Harrison (grandfather and grandson); James Madison and Zachary Taylor (second cousins); and Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt (fifth cousins).

What President became Chief Justice after his presidency? William Howard Taft

* Note Benjamin Franklin was not a president of the United States, so why is he on the $100 bill?
Abraham Lincoln appeared on the 100 dollar bill from 1869 until 1880. He was replaced by President James Monroe in 1891 and then Benjamin Franklin from 1928 until the present.

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