The role of U.S. president requires intelligence, dignity, and determination. While all the men who've taken on the job of POTUS have brought plenty to the table, many had a less-public side that was off-beat, quirky or just plain weird. Take our quiz to see how much you know about the more peculiar sides of the presidents!
In 1973, President Carter filed a report with the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena in which he claimed to have spotted a UFO in 1969. He promised to reveal the truth about alien life when he entered the White House but later clammed up on the subject.
Taft was a large man at 350 pounds, but the bathtub rumors are simply fiction. In fact, there's no way Taft got stuck in the tub because as soon as he took office, he had one of the largest bathtubs on record installed in his presidential bathroom. It was big enough to fit four men comfortably and could easily fit one plus-sized president.
Adams died on July 4, 1826 and his last words were reportedly, "Jefferson still survives." He was wrong though -- Jefferson had actually passed away himself earlier that same day.
Before he became the 16th president, Lincoln owned a bar in New Salem, Illinois with buddy William Berry. Opened in 1833, the establishment was called Berry and Lincoln.
The S stands for....nothing. Truman's S was simply a compromise when his parents couldn't decide what middle name to give the future 33rd president.
Ford did some modeling in his younger days and appeared on the cover of "Cosmopolitan" in 1942 wearing his Navy uniform.
The first President Bush was attending a state dinner in Japan when he vomited on Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa on January 8, 1992.
Bush was the head cheerleader during his senior year at the exclusive Phillips Academy in Andover, Masachusetts.
During his one-month stint as president in 1841, Harrison kept both a pet goat and a pet cow for company.
Thirteenth President Millard Fillmore married Abigail Powers -- his former teacher -- in 1826.
Andrew Jackson's beloved bird Poll had a potty mouth and had to be removed from the commander in chief's funeral when he started swearing up a storm in front of the mourners.
Herbert Hoover was the proud owner of a dog named King Tut, while his son Allan brought his two pet alligators to the White House with him.
Only one president throughout history never married -- 15th President James Buchanan, who served from 1857 to 1861.
Lincoln lost only one match in his 12-year wrestling career. He was beaten by Hank Thompson in 1832.
Lyndon Johnson was such a fan of flying that he used a vinyl helicopter seat as his desk chair in the Oval Office. In other weird Johnson news, the president was famous for dragging people into the bathroom with him so he didn't have to stop talking while taking care of ... business.
Reagan spent some time as a nude model, posing for the art students at the University of California. In return, the school awarded him "Most Nearly Perfect Male Figure" in 1940.
John Tyler was not well-liked, and the New York Times really let him have it when they published his obituary in 1862.
Zachary Taylor gulped down a bunch of cherries and milk at a July 4th event in 1850. He went home and died shortly after, and doctors still aren't sure what caused his death after just 16 months in office.
James Garfield could not only use both hands equally well but was also able to write in Greek with one hand and Latin with the other hand at the same time.
Just one president, 28th president Woodrow Wilson, ever held a PhD. Wilson picked up his degree in government history from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
Samuel Byck attempted to hijack a plane and fly it into the White House to kill Nixon in 1974. He was stopped from taking the plane, but did kill two people in the process.
Harding was a big gambler and played poker twice a week. Unfortunately, the 29th president didn't always win, as evidenced by his loss of a set of White House china in the 1920s.
Fourth president James Madison, who served from 1809 to 1817, weighed just 100 pounds and stood 5 feet 4 inches tall.
Many suspect that Jefferson, who gave just two speeches total during his two terms as president, had a speech impediment or fear of public peaking.
Hoover was tough on his staff. The 31st president expected his staff to remain invisible, forcing them to hide in closets if they were surprised by the president or his family while tending to their duties.
Growing up, Frances Folsom called her friend's father Grover Cleveland "Uncle Cleve." When she was 21, she married the 49-year-old president at the White House.
Forty-second President Bill Clinton lost the biscuit -- slang for the secret codes required to order, launch, confirm or stop a nuclear attack.
Second President John Adams was the first commander in chief to live in the White House. His move was delayed a bit in 1800 when he and his wife got lost in the woods while traveling to the famous residence.
Buchanan, who held the POTUS position from 1857 to 1861, was a great host. He slept in the hallway of the White House so there would be enough room for the Prince of Wales and his traveling companions when they visited the U.S. in 1860.
Truman spent two hours a day practicing piano during his youth. The skill paid off in 1945, when Hollywood starlet Lauren Bacall draped herself atop Truman's piano as he played.