When studying the US presidents, there are things we learn in school and things we never learn unless we’re looking. Part of the problem is that there is simply too much to learn about our presidents for it all to fit in a classroom. So we only learn the bullet points of what these guys were like and what they were up to back in their days. Luckily for you, we’ve brought a list of things you probably didn’t know about a whole bunch of American presidents.
John Quincy Adams loved to swim nude in the Potomac River. One particular reporter took advantage of this by stealing Adams clothes and refusing to return them until he granted an interview.
Benjamin Harrison was the man who had electricity installed in the White House. He was also terrified of it, and refused to touch switches for fear they would electrocute him.
Grover Cleveland loved the telephone so much, he would often answer it when someone called the White House on his own. People had a hard time believing he was indeed the man on the other end of the phone.