How many gallons of paint are needed to cover the entire exterior surface of the White House?

  • 307
  • 435
  • 570 correct

    The White House requires 570 gallons of paint to cover its outside surface. There are 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, and 6 levels in the Residence. There are also 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, 8 staircases, and 3 elevators. In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt began a major renovation of the White House, including the relocation of the president’s offices from the Second Floor of the Residence to the newly constructed temporary Executive Office Building (now known as the West Wing). The Roosevelt renovation was planned and carried out by the famous New York architectural firm McKim, Mead and White. Roosevelt’s successor, President William Howard Taft, had the Oval Office constructed within an enlarged office wing.

  • 604
  • ON A DAY
    LIKE TODAY
    05/28
  • Fact of the day

    McDonald's in Japan has a 48-piece chicken McNugget meal.
  • This day in 1919

    Albert Einstein's light-bending prediction is confirmed by Arthur Eddington
  • FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

    • Jerry West

      84 years old | Chelyan, West Virginia
    • Christa Miller

      58 years old | NYC, New York
    • Kylie Minogue

      54 years old | Melbourne, Australia
    • Elisabeth Hasselbeck

      45 years old | Cranston, Rhode Island