The Metropolitan Opera’s free concert series in city parks returns Wednesday, June 22, 8 pm, Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, with an evening of favorite arias sung by rising soprano Angel Blue. The Program will be repeated on Friday, June 24, 7 pm at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1, Brooklyn.
Trivia: The arcade game Space Invaders was so popular in Japan that it actually created a coin shortage.
Who was the heaviest U.S. President?
Theodore Roosevelt, Grover Cleveland, William Howard, Taft Ulysses S. Grant?
President William Howard Taft has the honor of being America’s heaviest leader, weighing in at over 335-340 pounds toward the end of his Presidency. After he became stuck in the White House bathtub, Taft ordered a new one installed. The replacement was big enough to hold four grown men of average size. Taft is remembered for being the first U.S. president to throw a pitch on the opening day of baseball season, and the only President who also served as a Supreme Court justice. He was the first president to be buried in Arlington Cemetery, and the first to have a funeral broadcast on the radio.
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