The White House receives approximately 6,000 visitors a day and has 6 floors (two are basements), 132 rooms, 32 bathrooms, 147 windows, 412 doors, 12 chimneys, 3 elevators, and 7 staircases. It takes 570 gallons of white paint to cover the outside.
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In 1819, not one of the seven sons and five daughters of England's reigning grandfather, King George III, had a single legitimate child who could inherit the empire's throne.
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During his heyday, John Quincy Adams was nicknamed "Old Man Eloquent."
In the history of the solar system, 30 billion comets have been lost or destroyed. That amounts to only 30 percent of the estimated number that remain.
Isaac Asimov wrote more than 500 books during his lifetime (1920-1992). He has the honor of being the only person who has authored a book in each of the Dewey Decimal System classifications.