While at the toilet, president Carter hit a secret “panic button” thinking it was a flush toilet button and Secret Service responded by bursting into the room while the president was still zipping up his trousers.
President Carter once told a joke during a speech to a Japanese audience which caused the audience to erupt in laughter. Impressed, he asked how the interpreter managed to get such a laugh. The interpreter admitted that he had said, “President Carter told a funny story. Everyone must laugh”.