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Know Your Presidents! 6, 13, and 25

It's been a while since we've had a Know Your Presidents! post, and it's high time we had another. The previous posts in the series are:

9, 22, 24, and 33
1, 2, 3, 12, and 14
16, 31, and 35
11 and 18
32 and 42
8, 39, and 40

Test yourself on the presidential numbers we've learned to see if you're ready to add more:

1. George Washington
2. John Adams
3. Thomas Jefferson
8. Martin Van Buren
9. William Henry Harrison
11. James K. Polk
12. Zachary Taylor
14. Franklin Pierce
16. Abraham Lincoln
18. U.S. Grant
22. Grover Cleveland
24. Grover Cleveland
31. Herbert Hoover
32. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
33. Harry Truman
35. John F. Kennedy
39. James Earl Carter, Jr.
40. Ronald Reagan
42. William Jefferson Clinton

Okay, today we're going to add numbers 6, 13, and 25:

6. John Quincy Adams: With a middle name like Quincy, you'd expect JQA to be the fifth president. (You know, because quint- means "five.") But leave it to John Quincy ADD-EMS to take on another number!

13. Millard Fillmore: Millard couldn't FEEL MORE unlucky as the 13th president if he walked under a ladder carrying a black cat. But Freeven's suggestion may be better: "Thirteen is unlucky, and you really can't get much unluckier than to have your parents name you MILLARD."

25. William McKinley: This one's tough so I'm just stealing from Freeven outright: "Mount McKinley was named after William McKinley, and a quarter is worth 25 cents. Combining the two, you might MOUNT a QUARTER horse."

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About the blogger: Debra is the mother of two preternaturally attractive girls and the author of a number of books about ancient Greece, including Reading Herodotus: A Guided Tour through the Wild Boars, Dancing Suitors, and Crazy Tyrants of The History. She writes and blogs from her subterranean lair in North Haven, CT. Read more.

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