Question: How many presidents were born before the United States of America was a country?
Answer: Eight presidents were born before the United States was a country. The first born in the new republic was Martin Van Buren.
Question: What animal, meant for dinner, did Calvin Coolidge pardon and keep as a pet?
Answer: Calvin Coolidge pardoned a raccoon meant to be eaten at dinner; he intended it to be kept as a pet instead. Many presidents have pardoned animals, but most are Thanksgiving turkeys, not raccoons (nor are they kept as a pet afterwards!).
Question: Who was the only U.S. president to serve two nonconsecutive terms?
Answer: Grover Cleveland was the only U.S. president to serve two nonconsecutive terms, from 1885 to 1889 and from 1893 to 1897.
Question: Whose chair did John Adams and Thomas Jefferson vandalize to get souvenirs?
Answer: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson each chipped off a piece of William Shakespeare’s chair on a visit to the Bard’s home in England so they could have souvenirs of their trip.
Question: An almost certainly false rumour claims which president ran over an old woman with his horse or carriage?
Answer: An almost certainly false rumour claims Franklin Pierce ran over an old woman with his horse or carriage. The rumour probably stems from Pierce’s reputation as a partier; believers say he was drunk driving (or riding).
Question: What was the name of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s beloved dog?
Answer: Fala was FDR’s beloved dog, who he once defended in a press conference against Republican slander.