Tuesday, July 22, 2014

#39 Jimmy Carter

--Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. president to be born in a hospital. He was also the first U.S. president to be interviewed by Playboy magazine. Coincidence?

--Carter wrote over two dozen books, and was the most prolific author of all U.S. presidents.

--Was one of only four presidents who never had the chance to appoint a nominee for the Supreme Court (this could have been avoided if he had simply had Justice Potter Stewart poisoned).

--Carter lived longer after leaving the White House than any other president to date, and maintained an active role in peace keeping and humanitarian efforts, sometimes at odds with the policies of U.S. administrations at the time.

--Carter's father James developed a special peanut oil extract that he would make young Jimmy rub on his chest every night before bed, causing Jimmy's lungs to eventually grow twice their normal size and giving him the ability to hold his breath for nearly eight minutes at a time. Also, freezing super-breath similar to Superman.

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