Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Did you know…?

…it takes 570 gallons of paint to paint the outside of the White House?

…the color of the paint used on the White House is called Whisper White and is made by Duron?

…there are 132 rooms and 35 bathrooms in the White House?

…the White House was the biggest house in the United States until the Civil War?

…President William Taft had to have a bathtub built especially for him, due to his size? He was 332 pounds.

…Lincoln’s ghost is said to be the most active in the White House, along with Dolley Madison, Abigail Adams and Washington’s “Demon Cat”?

…there has never been a computer in the Oval Office and if President Obama gets his way, he’ll be the first president to bring the Oval Office “online”?

…the White House had a cow named Pauline Wayne?

…that she was owned by President Taft and was considered as much a family pet as livestock?

…four Marines protect the West Wing and are specially chosen out of the 180,000 Marines?

…that my Marine knows more useless interesting facts about the White House than I have been able to find online?

…CGman and I visited the White House for the first time on Sept 9, 2001 in celebration of my birthday, which was the next day?

…the reason for all the info on the White House today, is because I’m already tired of talking about my house and it’s square footage and paint and whatnot?


P.S. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that the Zadge knew most of this already!


  1. So the Zadge lived in D.C. for 37 years and never once set foot in the White House! Unlike Michaele Salahi.

  2. Seriously? There's never been a computer in the Oval Office? That kind of freaks me out. Come on Presidents, it's kind of important that you guys are up with the times.

    And I'm pretty sure the Zadge knows everything. She's magical.

  3. I stepped foot in there one time :) It was a fun tour.
    Those were interesting facts and I thank you for always helping me to learn more!

  4. Why would it take this long before a computer went in there? That's just weird. If my Grandfather can noodle around on the internet, then so should the President.

  5. I think if they had a computer in the oval office, the Prez would just sit and read intersting blogs like this all day and never get anything done... much like myself right now. :)

  6. Maybe there's no computer in the Oval Office to prevent a Hal takeover a la 2001:A Space Odyssey.

    Also, my friend's brother was almost one of those marines. Actually, he may have ended up being one of those Marines, I just don't know if it happened because I stopped talking to that friend after high school.

  7. I would love to think he checks on all his BFF's every morning like we in blogland do!

  8. Does the president even need a computer?

  9. ...that you can't mention any fact about the White House without some smart alec Canadian piping up about how we set it on fire once upon a time?

    We're kinda jerks like that.

  10. You better get ready for bone chilling winters I tell ya.


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