1. In 1830, the average American was consuming 1.7 bottles of hard liquor per week. 2. During his presidency, John Quincy Adams enjoyed skinny-dipping in the Potomac River in the early mornings 3. The US tried to purchase Greenland for $100 million in 1946. 4. FDR had to borrow Al Capone’s limousine in order to deliver a speech during WW2, because it was the only known bulletproof car at the time. 5. Diarrhea was the leading cause of death among soldiers in the American Civil War. And soldiers had a code of honor against shooting at someone who was pooping.
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