Did you know that there was no official line of succession to the presidency until 1967? Or that John Tyler served a mere 32 days as Vice President before becoming President? Or that Richard Nixon nearly lost his VP spot on the 1952 GOP ticket because of a potential scandal.
In the spirit of tonight’s vice presidential debate—Representative Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden will be in Dansville, Kentucky to duke it out over the policies of their running mates—we found 13 things most people don’t know about the exclusive position of Vice President. Click through our slideshow to learn more, and impress your friends at tonight’s viewing party.
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Some people like to travel by train because it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of an airplane.
I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”
“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” —Everyone following you on Instagram
A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.
Comedian Greg Davies
Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.
Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.
My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me everything you know.”
“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” —Alcohol
@yoyoha (Josh Hara)
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.
Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?
A: A mechanic.