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John F. Kennedy Trivia

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In his first year at Choate, due to his gaunt complexion, Jack was dubbed "Rat Face."35

Jack's sister, Rosemary, was one of the first mentally disabled people in the world to undergo a prefrontal lobotomy.36

During his presidency, Jack nicknamed two White House secretaries—both of whom he was sleeping with—Fiddle and Faddle.37

In his 1963 address to the residents of West Germany, John F. Kennedy proclaimed, "Ich bin ein Berliner." Many people believe that, due to a grammar mistake, the statement translates to "I am a jelly doughnut." However, Kennedy made no such grammar gaffe. Any German speaker, past or present, would understand the statement to mean, "I am a resident of Berlin."38

John F. Kennedy is the youngest person in history to be elected President of the United States.

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