6 Presidential Secrets Your History Teacher Didn't Mention

01/04/2011 04:43 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

We're pretty sure that 99 percent of a politician's success lies in his or her ability to hide his or her true personality from the public. We all have personal failures and weaknesses, but a president will work so hard at crafting a specific public persona that we're shocked every time one gets caught getting blown by an intern.

With that in mind, here are some of the stranger facts about American presidents that almost never get mentioned in history class.


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