Alright! This episode is all about Presidents from the United States trivia. We are grateful to have Major Data on this episode. Can you answer questions like:
While many presidents have had sons, most have been grown adults by the time they were elected making it fairly rare for a boy to live in the White House. Prior to Barron Trump, who was the last boy to live at the White House?
William Howard Taft was the first president to throw out the ceremonial first pitch of the baseball season when he did so for the Washington Senators in 1910. To which MLB HOF 12x AL strikout leading pitcher did he throw this pitch to?
Contrary to popular belief, George Washington’s false teeth were not made out of wood but in fact were made out of other materials including teeth from slaves, brass, gold and ivory from which large African animal?
George Washington posthumously was promoted to “General of the Armies of the United States”, effectively a 6 star general, ranking him above all military officers for eternity. Which future US president promoted him to this rank?
Twelve presidents have held the rank of general in the military and other held officer ranks, including James K Polk and Millard Filmore making the rank of Major. Who is the only president with military service to never become an officer and is the last president to serve in the War of 1812?
Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump are the only presidents with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Trump is honored with his star for his role in producing what event from 1996 to 2015?
Which president was the first to have a computer in the West Wing, overseeing the installation of a Hewlett Packard HP 3000, a Xerox Alto desktop computer, and a 8 x 10 x 3 feet water-cooled IBM laser printer?
In 1852, Franklin Pierce and William King won President and Vice President respectively. Unfortunately, shortly after King contracted tuberculosis and traveled out of the US to try to regain his health, making him the only vice president to take the oath of office on foreign soil. Which carribean country whose current president is Miguel Diaz-Canel did he take the oath in?
Which president was featured on the cover of Cosmopolitan in an illustration by artist Bradshaw Crandell featuring him in his Navy uniform planting a kiss on his then model girlfriend Phyllis Brown?
Which president served as the 1st Governor of the Indiana Territory from 1801 to 1812, and in 1811 convinced the Secretary of War to allow him to assume command of 950 soldiers 13 years after his last military action in order to face off against the Shawnee, leading to his nickname?
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