1. Joe Biden was elected a U.S. Senator when he was just 29 years old. He turned 30 before taking office.
2. Biden remained a senator from 1973 to 2009. He resigned his office after 36 years to serve as Vice President.
3. His wife, Jill Tracy Jacobs Biden, has a doctorate degree and is a teacher at a Community College. She is the first Second Lady to hold a paying job while her husband is Vice President.
4. Biden failed to win the democratic nomination for U.S. President in 1988 and again in 2008.
5. Biden is a teetotaler. A teetotaler is a person who doesn't drink alcohol.