This week's episode focuses on Grover Cleveland, who was our 22nd and 24th president. I knew before I listened to the pod that Cleveland was the only president ever elected to non-consecutive terms -- hello, I host a political trivia night! -- but what I didn't know is that Cleveland had a secret surgery to remove a cancerous tumor during his second stint as president.
How did Cleveland keep the cancer operation secret? He had the procedure performed aboard the yacht of a wealthy friend while cruising in Long Island Sound! Are you kidding me? A quarter of Cleveland's upper palate was removed in the operation and he couldn't speak until a dentist crafted an implant. Somehow, no one was the wiser.