I’ve been meaning to say this for a while

Damn that Andrew Jackson had great hair. Every time I look at the $20 bill, I’m flabbergasted. Even in statue form, as in Jackson Square, where he is tipping his hat to Madame Pontalba’s bedroom, his hair is extraordinary. And while historic images are often prettied up, Old Hickory’s hair is fabulous in every known image of him,, leading me to think he may actually have had such an extraordinary collection of locks. I’m not the first person to notice it, either. (Interestingly, Jackson’s gorgeous tresses were used in 1999 to determine that he suffered heavy metal poisoning.) I’m starting to wonder if the British weren’t so cowed by his long, luxurious shock of hair at the Battle of New Orleans that they turned tail and ran

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