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President's Day Trivia: White House Weirdos

Monday, February 15, 2010 17:26 GMT

CHICAGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – President’s Day (Feb. 15) is a time to honor America’s leaders – and all of their strange quirks.

According to historian Bill Fawcett, author of Oval Office Oddities (HarperCollins), Theodore Roosevelt had a habit of going on weird hikes around the White House.

The athletic president would always hike in a straight line no matter what, even if there were mountains, bushes, or rivers in the way. Teddy would simply find a way to get across.

President Ronald Reagan was a full-blown addict – of jelly beans. He kept a stash in the Oval Office and would eat them all day, and even had a portrait of himself made out of his favorite candy.

Jimmy Carter was a big believer in UFOs and claimed he saw a flying saucer once in Georgia.

Finally, Fawcett says forgotten prez Millard Fillmore was the hottest president America’s ever had. Queen Victoria deeply lusted after the “most beautiful man in the world.”