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.

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