11 things you probably didn’t know about the White House

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The house that represents our nation, the White House, is a symbol of liberty and democracy. But there is a great deal about the White House that may surprise you. Our friends over at Supercompressor came up with this list of 11 Things You Didn’t Know About The White House in order to make sure you were on top of your White House trivia.

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1.There is a twin White House in Ireland.

Irish architect James Hoban is thought to have based his plans for the White House on the Leinster House in Dublin, originally the home of the Duke of Leinster, and these days the seat of the Irish Parliament.

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2. There’s no such thing as a free lunch, even for the First Family.

“At the end of each month, the president receives a bill for his and his family’s personal food and incidental expenses including dry cleaning, toothpaste, and toiletries, which is then deducted from his $400,000 annual salary.”

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