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Five curiosities you may not know about the White House

The White House is one of the most important buildings in Washington D.C. and the entire United States, the official residence of the American President and the seat of the nation's presidency. 

It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington and has been the residence of every US president since John Adams. Historic decisions have been made among its rooms, and it has been the site of intrigue and mysteries that have shaped world history for more than two centuries.

Despite being one of the most famous palaces on the globe, these five curiosities will surely leave you speechless.

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White House, the five curiosities you may have missed
The White House is one of the most important buildings in Washington D.C. and the entire United States, the official residence of the American President and the seat of the nation's presidency. It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington and has been the residence of every US president since John Adams. Historic decisions have been made among its rooms, and it has been the site of intrigue and mysteries that have shaped world history for more than two centuries. Despite being one of the most famous palaces on the globe, these five interesting facts will surely leave you speechless.
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You can visit the White House
It is possible to visit the White House although, for security reasons, the request must be made months in advance. Public tours of the White House include the public rooms in the East Wing, which includes three rooms with different colours, namely the Blue Room, the Red Room and the Green Room; the State Dining Room and the China Room. In addition, thanks to Google Maps' Google Art Project, it is also possible to visit it digitally.
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The legend of the underground rooms
There is no official information on this, but these are legends, unconfirmed rumours. These claim that there are a series of very large, spacious and, above all, luxurious tunnels and rooms underneath the White House, which the President and his staff would use in emergency situations.
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How many rooms does the White House have
The White House has as many as 132 rooms and 35 bathrooms inside. This also includes 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, eight staircases and three lifts. It should also be mentioned that the building has a variety of facilities available to its residents, including a tennis court, a jogging track, a swimming pool, a cinema, a billiard room and a bowling alley.
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At first it was also much criticized
It was judged huge by Thomas Jefferson, its second tenant, who said: 'You don't need a house big enough for two Emperors, a Pope and a Dalai Lama'.
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The president can change the furniture, but he has limits
All presidents have $100,000 at their disposal to modify elements of whatever they wish in the residence. In addition, the president is free to furnish his private rooms and offices as he sees fit, and he also has the option of adding new spaces. For example, President Obama had a basketball court built.
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