Thomas Jefferson used a razor to cut passages from the New Testament and literally pasted them together into what is now known as the Jefferson Bible, currently on display at the Smithsonian. He felt the focus should be on Jesus’ life and moral teachings, not inexplicable miracles.
Thomas Jefferson built a clock on the outside wall of his house with only an hour hand, as he believed an hour hand would be accurate enough for his slaves.
U.S. President Thomas Jefferson was also: a lawyer, an architect, president of the American Philosophical Society, a speaker of 5 languages, founder of the Univ. of VA., inventor of the swivel chair, and author to what is considered the most important American book published before 1800.
Thomas Jefferson owned a sheep known he called “this abominable animal”. He kept it in front of the White House where it attacked several people and killed a small boy in 1808.
Thomas Jefferson argued that because no generation has a right to bind subsequent generations, the Constitution should expire every 19 years.
Thomas Jefferson tried for years to send a gigantic stuffed moose to a French count to counter claims that the North American climate made all animals (including people) weak and feeble.