21 Amazing Little-Known Facts About the Secret Service

The United States Secret Service is shrouded in mystery and myths. Who are these strict people in black costumes? In movies, they wear sunglasses with dark lenses and have earpieces. But you’d hardly recognize them in real life if you met them.

21. There are more of them than we think.

If we speak about the Secret Service, we often think about 100 (or even less) elite soldiers. In fact, there are around 6,500. In addition, there are those who work for the personal protection unit.

20. They don’t just guard presidents.

Not only the president but their family, former presidents, and the families of former presidents are under protection too. The Secret Service also guards the president’s guests and anyone the president wants to be protected.