Happy 4th everybody! Independence Day has come around once again. You know, it just seems weird that one of the most symbolic items of America was a statue made in France. The White House, the Liberty Bell, and the Washington Monument all have their wacky facts, too.

Just a few White House quirks:

1. President Jimmy Carter built a treehouse for his daughter, which is now in storage.

2. A cessna plane nearly crashed into some Secret Service Agents while they were in the South Portico. Instead, the pilot bounced off the grass on the lawn, passed the fountain, and was found dead in a magnolia tree.

3. The myth of the swimming pool beneath the press room is true: Roosevelt had it installed, and Nixon covered it up.

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