With few exceptions, U.S. Presidents have had family pets living in the White House. Sam O’Nella Academy looks back at some of the many presidential pets and their purpose in distracting the public from the real issues. While dogs and cats are the most popular choices, some leaders kept silkworms, parrots, sheep, and a very angry ram.
Artist Woodboy shows off a clever technique in which he makes a portrait of Abraham Lincoln by creating a pair of turned walnut blocks which come together to form an inverted portrait of the 19th-century President. The method allows him to create four portrait halves from each turned block.