The White House Nolan Smith

The White House basketball court was built in 2009 by President Barack Obama. The court is NBA regulation size and was paid for with private donations. Mr. Obama plans to use the court everyday to stay in shape and to help him quit smoking cigarettes.

Mr. Obama shooting a basketball at his court.

When Obama turned 49 he played with a stunning list of all-stars, including Grant Hill, Shane Battier, Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Derek Fisher, LeBron James, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Alonzo Mourning, Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, Bill Russell, Etan Thomas, Dwyane Wade and David West.

Some people call him "The Baller in Chief"

When White House carpenter Charlie Brandt told some of First Lady Michelle Obama’s staff about his latest hobby in beekeeping, Chef Sam Kass was quick to ask him if he knew how to make honey that could be used in the White House kitchen. Fortunately, not only did Brandts know how to make the honey, but he also had a spare beehive at home that he was happy to donate to the White House. Now Brandt is the White House’s official beekeeper tending a hive of approximately 70,000 bees near the new Kitchen Garden.

The Oval Office

The Oval Office has been the main office for the president since President Taft first worked in it about October 1909. After his inauguration President Taft held a competition to select an architect to enlarge and make the room permanent.

Fun Facts

  1. There is another White House in Philadelphia.
  2. George Washington never lived in the White House.
  3. The British burned down the original White House in 1814.
  4. You can have someone build a replica of the white house for just $5,000,000.
  5. President John Adams and his wife moved into the White House before construction was even finish.
Sources: Google, and White House.gov

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