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Do you know which U.S. President owned a pet Alligator and kept it at the White House? Which President had his clothes stolen and had to give an interview before he could claim them back? Which President once worked as a Model? Find out the answers to these amazing funny facts on our Funny Facts about the U.S. President Fact Sheet below.

Fun Fact 1: George Washington had very bad teeth!  He wore false teeth made of ivory set in silver. Some suggest that the ivory may have been from either a walrus or a hippopotamus

Fun Fact 2: Thomas Jefferson's portrait has been printed on the two dollar bill since 1862

Fun Fact 3: At just 5 feet and 4 inches tall James Madison was the smallest president of the United States

Fun Fact 4: The State of Virginia has produced seven presidents

Fun Fact 5: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe were the first five Presidents of American, they each had a significant role in the American revolution of independence and were given the nickname of 'The Cocked Hats!

Fun Fact 6: John Quincy Adams owned a pet alligator which he kept in the East Room of the White House; it was given to him by the Marquis de Lafayette. He is pictured above on the left.

Fun Fact 7: Journalist Anne Royall; became the first woman to interview a president, however it wasn't easy, after being declined for interview several times she stole the clothes of John Quincy Adams when he was swimming naked and refused to return them until she was given an interview!

Fun Fact 8: In 1877, the first telephone was installed in the White House during the presidency of Rutherford Hayes. His first conversation was with telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell, who was 13 miles away

Fun Fact 9: The President with the largest feet is Warren Harding; he wore a size 14 shoe. He is pictured above on the right.

Fun Fact 10: When Gerald Ford became president after the resignation of Richard Nixon, he said he wanted to "replace a national frown with a national smile", he also hired a professional joke writer to aide his speeches

Fun Fact 11: Gerald R. Ford once worked as a fashion model. Ford was a model for Cosmopolitan and Look magazines in the 1940's

Fun Fact 12: There were two sets of presidents who's sons also became presidents, the first were John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams (2nd and 6th Presidents), and the second were George H. W. Bush and his son George W. Bush (41st and 43rd presidents)

Fun Fact 13: Ronald Reagan was also known to some as the "Jelly Bean Man" because of his love of them! 3.5 tons of Jelly Bellie beans where dispatched to the White House for his 1981 presidential celebrations. A blue one, blueberry flavour, was developed especially for the occasion so that red, white and blue were each represented

Fun Fact 14: The Bush family Springer Spaniel was once referred to as "the most famous dog in White House history". Millie, mother of six pups born at the White house, had a book published about her life with the Bush family at the white house. She had her own room which was once Nancy Reagan's beauty parlour. She even made a cameo appearance in the famous cartoon The Simpsons!

Fun Fact 15: Michelle Obama once confirmed in an interview that Barack Obama had read all six Harry Potter books! Apparently he read them to his daughter, but we like the thought of him reading them at the presidential desk!

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