Amazing Facts About United States

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United States is Located in the continent of ­North America, it covers over ‎ 9,161,966 km2 (3,537,453 mi2) of land and  ‎664,709 km2 (256,645 mi2) square kilometers of water, making it the 3rd  largest nation in the world.

United States was founded as a distinct and original nation in 4 July 1776. The population of the United States  is 325.7 million (2017) and the nation has a density of 25,718 people per square kilometer.

The currency of United STATES  is the Dollar  (USD) As well, the people of the United States  are referred to  as Americans.

The capital of France is Pyongyang and life expectancy rate is about 86 years.

Facts About USA

The Unites states of America is divided into 50 states. The smallest state in the United States is Rhode Island, with a land mass of 1,545 square miles, and Alaska is the largest city measuring in at 663,000 square miles.

Just two and a half million red, white and blue people lived in the United states in 1776.

The United States has no official language, but English is the most commonly spoken.

The United States records more than 100 divorces every hour.

About 47% of land in the United States is unoccupied and doesn’t have anybody registered as living there.

The legal age for driving in the United States is 16 years, and the legal age for gun ownership is 18 years. You also cannot buy alcohol if you are less than 18 years.

The Grizzly bear is the official state animal of California.

There are three towns in the United States with the name Santa Claus.

There have been 28 official versions of the American flag.

The Current 50-star American flag was designed by a 17-year-old as a school project back in 1958. However, he only got a B- for the project.

Out of the six flags planted on the moon by Astronauts from the Unites States, only five of them are still standing.

The lowest temperature ever recorded in the United States was at a prospect creek in Alaska. The temperature reached a freezing -80 °F (30.6°C), and the hottest temperature ever recorded in the United States was in the Death Valley California in July 1913, and this was as high as 134°F.

prospect Creek

Most of the tornadoes in the world occur in the United States in the mid-west region known as Tornado Alley.

The United states and Russia are just 4km apart.

The Mississippi and Missouri Rivers combine to form the longest river system in the United States, making it the 4th longest river in the entire world.

Mississippi and Missouri Rivers

There is enough water in Lake Superior to cover the entire land mass of North and South America.

The statue of liberty was a gift from France to the Unites States in 1884.

The 7 spikes on the crown of the statue of liberty represents the 7 continents of the world. Each spike measures up to 9ft in length and weighs up to 50 pounds.

Kentucky has the largest cave system in the world, with over 200 miles of cave system.

There are a couple of towns in Michigan and California called hell.

Four out of the 44 presidents of the Unites States were assassinated in office. They were Abraham Lincoln (the 16th President) (February 12, 1809 – April 151865), James A. Garfield (the 20th President) (November 19, 1831 – September 19,1881), William McKinley (the 25th President) (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901), and John F. Kennedy (the 35th President) (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963).

Most of the American presidents came from the State of Virginia.

Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. was an American politician who served as the 38th President of the United States from August 1974 to January 1977. Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr was the only man to be president and vice president of the united states but was never elected into any of the offices.

George Washington

George Washington initially refuse to accept his salary while president. The salary was $25,000 a year.

George Washington

Martin Van Buren was the first president to be born an American citizen, all other presidents were born British subjects. He was born (December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862) and served as the eighth President of the United States from 1837 to 1841.

Martin Van Buren

Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and later served as the third president of the United States from 1801 to 1809. He was also the inventor of the Swivel Chair, he was also said to have drafted the declaration of independence in 1776 while sitting on the chair.

Thomas Jefferson

George Bush inspired a Japanese word called “Bushursuru”, which translates to “do the bush thing”. It is used when someone publicly vomits as bush did all over the Japanese prime minister in 1992 at about 8:20 p.m. JST, while attending a banquet hosted by the then Prime Minister of Japan, Kiichi Miyazawa.

George Bush

The founding fathers of the United States made the first few drafts of the declaration of independence on Hemp paper.

The liberty bell hasn’t been heard since George Washington’s birthday in 1946.

The liberty bell was first rung in July 8th 1776 to celebrate the first public reading of the declaration of independence.

The liberty bell

Over 8 billion chickens are consumed in the United States each year.

Tyson FoodsTyson Foods Inc. is the largest chicken company in the United States and one of the largest food companies in the world. The Springdale, Arkansas-based multinational company had one of its best years ever in 2015.

The first motion picture theatre opened in Los Angeles in 1902.

The average American spends over 10 hours a day using a device.

The most watched television event in the United States is the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl was the first AFL-NFL World Championship Game in professional American football, known retroactively as Super Bowl and referred to in some contemporaneous reports, including the game’s radio broadcast, as the Super Bowl, was played on January 15, 1967 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.

Super Bowl

The United States spends an average of 78 billion dollars each year on TV advertisements.

The United States was the first country develop Nuclear weapons and is said to have over 7,000 nuclear war heads in its arsenal.

In 1962 the Unites states tested a nuclear bomb in space that was 100 times more powerful than the one used to bomb Hiroshima.

In World War II, the United States and New Zealand secretly tested 3,700 Tsunami bombs designed to destroy coastal cities.

In the 1920 and 1930 there was a prohibition on the sale of alcohol.

Over 27% of Americans do not believe moon landing occurred.

The pornography industry in the United States is worth over 8 billion dollars.

One in 8 American workers have been employed at Mc Donald at some point in their lives.

Up to 20 million Americans live in mobile houses.

In the United States it takes about 245,000 dollars to raise a child before college.

Maryland is the state with the most millionaires per capita.

In more than half of all the states in the United States, the highest paid public employees are sports coaches.

I took from the founding days to 1981 for the debt of the United States to cross 1 trillion dollars. Today the national debt is well over 19 trillion dollars and increases by 1 trillion a year.

The average American worker stays at each of their jobs for 4.4 years.

The United States has 115,000 Janitors, 83,000 Bartenders and 323,000 restaurant servers with bachelor’s degrees which accounts for 54% of college graduates.

The cost of college in the United States has gone up 500% since 1985.

According to the College Board between 2017-2018, the average combined cost of tuition and fees was put at $34,740 at private colleges, $9,970 for state residents at public colleges, and $25,620 for out-of-state residents attending public universities.

The best selling single of all time in the United States and the entire world is “White Christmas” by Ben Crosby, “White Christmas” sold 100 million copies worldwide.

The best-selling movie of all time in the United States is “Gone with the Wind”, a 1939 American epic historical romance film, adapted from Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel of the same name. The movie has a worldwide box-office gross of over $2.7 billion.

In 1943 an amendment was proposed to rename America to the United States of Earth.

GPS in the United States is largely controlled by the government, as such they can switch it off at any time.

In the United States sitting on a sea turtle is a third-degree offence.

In 2014, the United States spent more than 50 billion dollars on the military, which makes it by far the highest in the world.

After the release of “Top Gun” in 1986, the United States Nave recorded a 500% upsurge in the young men wanting to become Naval Aviators.

July the 4th is known as the most patriotic American day and is also recognized America’s Independence Day.  Though the real Independence Day is actually on the 2nd of July as this is the day that the meeting to approve the United States independence in Britain.

The American National Anthem was based on the poem “Star Spangled Banner” by Francis Scott Key during the World War of 1812.

Back in the year 200 Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States made a bid to run for presidency as a part of the reform party. He ended up dropping out of the race but managed to win the California and Michigan primaries.

All the 50 states of the United States are listed at the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the 5-dollar bill.

Anthony Johnson was the first legal slave owner in America, he was a black man of Angolan descent. Anthony Johnson achieved freedom in the early 17th-century Colony of Virginia after serving his term of indenture.

The United States purchased Alaska from Russia for 7.2 million dollars in 1967.

Monowi Labraska only has one resident and she’s the Mayor, the Librarian and bartender.

Donald Trump is the 45th president of the Unites States and also a businessman and television personality. Donald Trump was born on 14 June 1946. He is also married to Malania Trump.

Donald Trump has 5 children, Ivanka Trump, Barron Trump, Donald Trump Jr.,Tiffany Trump and  Eric Trump.

Donald Trump attended Wharton School of the university of Pennsylvania from 1966-968.

George Washington once cultivated Hemp at Mount Vernon for industrial use. The fibers of Hemp possess excellent properties for making rope and Sail Canvas. Hemp fibers were also used for thread of clothing.

Richard Arvin Overton is an American supercentenarian who at age 112 years, 35 days is both the oldest verified surviving U.S. war veteran and the oldest living man in the United States.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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