1. George Washington is the only U.S. president to have received 100% of the electoral votes.
  2. George Washington never wore a wig: his hair was naturally long and lustrous, although he did use powder to make it white.
  3. George Washington died after his doctors removed 40% of his blood (80 ounces) over a 12-hour period to cure a throat infection.
  4. George Washington stopped the Revolutionary War to return a lost dog to the enemy.
  5. When George Washington died, Napoleon ordered 10 days of mourning in France.
  6. George Washington was worth US$525 million in his day, when adjusted for inflation.
  7. When George Washington
    passed away in 1799,
    Britain's entire Royal Navy
    lowered its flags at half mast.
  8. Before his passing, George Washington had become opposed to slavery, and in his will he ordered his 300 slaves to be freed after his wife's death.
  9. George Washington
    was
    a
    ginger.
  10. When George Washington was elected president, no one knew what to call him. No other nation had ever elected a president.
  11. George Washington suffered from diphtheria, tuberculosis, smallpox, dysentery, malaria, tonsillitis, carbuncle, pneumonia, and epiglottitis.
  12. George Washington penned somewhere between 18,000 and 20,000 letters in his lifetime.
  13. George Washington never chopped down a cherry tree. Parson Weems, author of The Life of Washington, created the myth.
  14. George Washington had no formal education.
  15. At 135 words, George Washington's second inaugural address was the shortest ever given by an incoming president.
  16. Despite his salary being 2% of the total US budget, George Washington had to borrow money to attend his inauguration.
  17. Before he fought the British, George Washington fought for the British. At 21 years old, he was sent to lead a British colonial force against the French in Ohio.
  18. Before he married Martha, George Washington was in love with Sally Fairfax, his best friend's wife.
  19. George Washington did not have wooden teeth. They were made of gold, ivory, lead, human and animal teeth.
  20. Although George Washington selected the site of the White House in 1791, he never lived there.
  21. George Washington inoculated his troops against smallpox, reducing a 17% death rate from the disease down to 1%.
  22. George Washington is worshipped as a god by Japanese Shinto priests in Hawaii.
  23. There is a city in the United States called George, Washington.
  24. George Washington was the only president who didn't represent a political party.
  25. There are 189 things named after George Washington: 1 state, 7 mountains, 8 streams, 10 lakes, 33 counties, 9 colleges, and 121 towns and villages.
  26. After his presidency, George Washington became a whiskey tycoon and owned the largest distillery in the U.S.
  27. George Washington is also known as the "Father of the American Foxhound," and kept more than 30 of the dogs.
  28. U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Martin van Buren, and Dwight Eisenhower all had red hair.
  29. A library book borrowed by George Washington in 1789 wasn't returned until 2010.
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