Facts You Probably don’t Need
- James Madison is believed to have written the first draft of George Washington’s first inaugural address.
- The President and Vice President cannot be from the same state.
- Benjamin Franklin’s father had seven children with his first wife and ten children with his second. Franklin was the 15th child and the youngest son.
- The US Constitution was written on only four pieces of parchment and is only 4,543 words long.
- George Strait and Jeff Bezos are distant cousins.
- The first mechanical clock was built in the 13th century in Europe.
- Mother Teresa, who was born in present day North Macedonia, learned to speak English while studying in Ireland.
- St. Thomas Aquinas was said to have dictated multiple books to multiple secretaries at the same time.
Facts by Sean McVeigh, factologist.