Although yesterday was observed as President’s Day, it was today that our 1st President was born, and Honest Abe’s was on the 12th. Too bad they figured out a way to jam them both into one holiday huh? Regardless, in honor of the holiday I found a few funny tidbits about some of our leaders.

• John Quincy Adams had a pet alligator.

• Woodrow Wilson kept sheep to trim the White House lawn.

• Benjamin Harrison was so afraid of electric lights that he used to have White House staff turn them on and off.

• Warren G. Harding once was accused of losing all the White House china gambling.

• John Quincy Adams loved to skinny dip in the Potomac River.

The one that’s most entertaining to me is the accusation of Harding gambling away White House china. I don’t know if it was based on a big poker hand, or perhaps a round of golf. But either way, it would have been fun to be there and see how that one went down!