Bill Clinton is one of America’s most memorable presidents. Though he is probably remembered more for his famous affair than his presidency, his wife, Hillary Clinton, is now running for president, so he is back in the spotlight – albeit in a different way. Here, we present our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Bill Clinton. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
Number Fifteen: He Aced a My Little Pony Quiz on the Radio. In an interview he did with NPR, Clinton was challenged to a quiz about My Little Pony in an effort to stump him. However, he answered all three questions correctly and won a prize for a listener.
Number Fourteen: He Knows a Lot About Chickens. In a Rhodes Scholarship interview, Clinton messed up a question about chickens and free trade. He wanted to make sure he would never be mistaken about chickens and free trade again, so he began learning extensively about the process of raising chickens and how they are marketed.
Number Thirteen: He Was Inspired to Study Law by an Ancient Villain. According to a 1995 biography of Clinton, he was inspired to study law after his latin class reenacted the trial of Catiline, who was a Roman villain who wanted to set his city on fire. Clinton played Catiline’s defense lawyer.
Number Twelve: He Played Rugby. While Clinton was at Oxford, he played rugby. He also played rugby back home in Little Rock, Arkansas as well.
Number Eleven: He Looked Up to Hopalong Cassidy. Hopalong Cassidy was one of the first TV cowboy heroes, and Clinton latched onto him as a childhood hero. His bedspread even featured Cassidy on it.
Number Ten: He Worked as a Corporate Lawyer for a Very Short Time. After Clinton was elected as Arkansas’ governor and subsequently dumped by the voters, he served on a law firm for two years. After this, he was governor again.
Number Nine: He Prefers Briefs to Boxers. When a woman asked Clinton if he prefers boxers or briefs, Clinton said “Usually briefs.” Good to know, we guess!