1. George Washington is the only U.S. president to have received 100% of the electoral votes.
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  2. George Washington never wore a wig: his hair was naturally long and lustrous, although he did use powder to make it white.
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  3. George Washington died after his doctors removed 40% of his blood (80 ounces) over a 12-hour period to cure a throat infection.
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  4. George Washington stopped the Revolutionary War to return a lost dog to the enemy.
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  5. When George Washington died, Napoleon ordered 10 days of mourning in France.
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  6. George Washington was worth US$525 million in his day, when adjusted for inflation.
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  7. When George Washington
    passed away in 1799,
    Britain's entire Royal Navy
    lowered its flags at half mast.
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  8. Before his passing, George Washington had become opposed to slavery, and in his will he ordered his 300 slaves to be freed after his wife's death.
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  9. George Washington
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    a
    ginger.
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  10. When George Washington was elected president, no one knew what to call him. No other nation had ever elected a president.
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  11. George Washington suffered from diphtheria, tuberculosis, smallpox, dysentery, malaria, tonsillitis, carbuncle, pneumonia, and epiglottitis.
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  12. George Washington penned somewhere between 18,000 and 20,000 letters in his lifetime.
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  13. George Washington never chopped down a cherry tree. Parson Weems, author of The Life of Washington, created the myth.
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  14. George Washington had no formal education.
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  15. At 135 words, George Washington's second inaugural address was the shortest ever given by an incoming president.
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  16. Despite his salary being 2% of the total US budget, George Washington had to borrow money to attend his inauguration.
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  17. Before he fought the British, George Washington fought for the British. At 21 years old, he was sent to lead a British colonial force against the French in Ohio.
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  18. Before he married Martha, George Washington was in love with Sally Fairfax, his best friend's wife.
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  19. George Washington did not have wooden teeth. They were made of gold, ivory, lead, human and animal teeth.
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  20. Although George Washington selected the site of the White House in 1791, he never lived there.
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  21. George Washington inoculated his troops against smallpox, reducing a 17% death rate from the disease down to 1%.
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  22. George Washington is worshipped as a god by Japanese Shinto priests in Hawaii.
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  23. There is a city in the United States called George, Washington.
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  24. George Washington was the only president who didn't represent a political party.
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  25. There are 189 things named after George Washington: 1 state, 7 mountains, 8 streams, 10 lakes, 33 counties, 9 colleges, and 121 towns and villages.
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  26. After his presidency, George Washington became a whiskey tycoon and owned the largest distillery in the U.S.
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  27. George Washington is also known as the "Father of the American Foxhound," and kept more than 30 of the dogs.
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  28. U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Martin van Buren, and Dwight Eisenhower all had red hair.
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  29. A library book borrowed by George Washington in 1789 wasn't returned until 2010.
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  30. The painting of George Washington used for the dollar bill was never finished.
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