Saturday, January 24, 2009

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman collected dentures, and would often whittle spare sets as he recited his poetry.

Friday, January 23, 2009

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams hoped to have a son that would also become president, but he only had daughters.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

William McKinley

William Mckinley was the first to use graphite, rather than lead, in pencils.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Herman Melville

Due to a shipping accident, Herman Melville was inadvertently buried at sea.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Pope Pius III

Pope Pius III was buried along with the remains of his beloved pet goat, Charity.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

John Locke

John Locke had a party trick in which he would juggle four copies of the King James Version of the Bible.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Thomas Aquinas

Thomas Aquinas was born with a vestigial tale.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams met her future husband at a costume party, at which they both arrived dressed as bears.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill had a birthmark shaped like Germany.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


When Bach died, there were over 20,000 seashells in his home.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson owned a horse who was also named Thomas Jefferson.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Jane Austen

Jane Austen shot skeet.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Henry VIII

Henry the VIII condemned three men to "death by sea monster." Since no sea monster could be found, the men were released.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Franklin Roosevelt

Franklin Roosevelt owned a tuxedo made of dollar bills.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison once punched out a bank robber.