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    White House - 10 Amazing Facts

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    White House - 10 Amazing Facts - as part of the travel series by GeoBeats.

    10 - George Washington, the 1st US President did not live in the White House.

    9 - The White House receives about 20,000 mails/emails everyday. Only a small fraction are selected for the President.

    8 - The White House complex was built largely by slaves who often worked 7 days a week.

    7 - There are 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces and 3 elevators in the White House.

    6 - The White House includes a tennis court, swimming pool, bowling lane, movie theater and a jogging track.

    5 - Its kitchen has 5 full-time chefs and can serve dinner to as many as 140 guests.

    4 - The outside structure of White House requires 570 gallons of paint.

    3 - The White House was burned by the British soldiers in the war of 1812.

    2 - Grover Cleveland's daughter, Esther, has been the only baby born to a President in the White House.

    1 - It wasn't always called the White House. One of its past names was the "President's Palace".