November 04, 2003

Presidential Facts From Encarta

This article is titled "12 Things You Didn't Know About U.S. Presidents" which of course I viewed as a challenge.

I knew 1 and 2, did not know 3, knew 4, dispute 5, did not know 6, knew 7 and 8 and 9, am curious about 10...surely there aren't that many bad swimmers in tiny Dixon?, and knew 11 and 12.

Just in case you're keeping score.

Posted by Jennifer at November 4, 2003 11:59 PM


But do you know who was the first President to be born in a hospital?

Posted by: Pete at November 5, 2003 04:35 AM

re: #3--see? You *can* do something on Presidential shoe sizes!

Your tagboard is back up. The 200-word limit is killing me.

Posted by: Victor at November 5, 2003 07:23 AM


Posted by: Jennifer at November 5, 2003 08:46 AM

I was clueless about Gerald Ford. But now that I think about it... the thin hair, the lack of vocabulary... he must have been a f-f-f-football player.

And, according to the biography "Dutch", Dixon was a popular resort. President Reagan worked there 7 summers. But I'm not sure how I feel about Edmund Morris' biographical style in that one.

Posted by: Alan at November 5, 2003 08:47 AM

Reagan carved a notch in a log every time he rescued someone. Not all 77 may have been in the gravest of danger, of course, but they flailed enough to get him out of his chair. Either way, it's great lore!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at November 5, 2003 09:58 PM