Top 10 Little-Known Facts About the Founding Fathers (And People They Knew)

The Top Ten

George Washington openly encouraged Alexander Hamilton and John Laurens to share a bunk, supporting the idea that the two men were probably in a relationship.
Aaron Burr once bought a coconut for $40, for no reason other than "he could".
Angelica Schuyler once bitch-slapped Thomas Jefferson so hard that he would refuse to appear at events if he thought Angelica would be there.
Marquis de Lafayette regifted an alligator to John Quincy Adams because he had no idea what to do with it.
John Adams owned a dog named Satan.
Thomas Jefferson brought macaroni to the United States from France.
The letters between John Laurens and Alexander Hamilton were so sexual that Hamilton's son had to censor them.
When Marquis de Lafayette came to America, gloves with his face on them were popular. He refused to kiss the hands of the ladies who wore them, because he didn't want to kiss himself.
Benjamin Franklin was not allowed to write the Declaration of Independence, out of fear that he would put jokes into it.
Aaron Burr once slept through Valentine's Day.
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