Today the guys on the Freakonomics blog pointed out that only one American president had a first name without an accented first syllable. I figured it out, but I also tried to think of all of the presidents. I only came up with 39. I used to know 42 or 41, however many there were when I learned the list. I'm not even sure who's missing at this point. I almost included Steven Tyler and George Harrison. I had Hubert Humphrey on the list because of the stupid metrodome. But 39, that's a pretty good show. Back at the Burchell homeschool, we got a penny for every president that we could list in order and I knew them all.
My dad only had to learn Jefferson Davis.