The President And The Mole People

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) American diplomat and Sixth President of the United States of America 1825-1829. c1848. Source: (Universal History Archive/Getty Images)

No doubt U.S. presidents use their position of power to do some strange things, but John Quincy Adams just may win the award for the weirdest appropriation of tax dollars. Believe it or not, John Quincy Adams, our sixth president, authorized an expedition to the center of the earth to search for the mole people who he believed inhabited the bowels of the planet. Here’s the story of the President and the Mole People.