45 fun facts about US presidents: Who was afraid of light bulbs and who skinny-dipped in the Potomac river?

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George Washington, 1789-1797

The first President of the free New World would find enough spare time on his hands to distill his own rye whiskey, peach and apple brandy on his estate in Mount Vernon. He definitely would have “moonshined” his way through the Prohibition era.

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