USA - United States of America Fun & Facts

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  • The U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition in the 20s and 30s, killing over 10,000 people.
  • Every hour, at least 1 person is killed by a drunk driver in the US.
  • 100 acres of Pizza are served in the U.S. every day.
  • Just 2.5 million people lived in the U.S.A. in 1776. Today it's 314 million.
  • If you have $10 in your pocket and no debts, you are wealthier than 25% of Americans.
  • An American Soldier ran across the border to North Korea in 1962 and has been living there ever since.
  • 7% OF AMERICANS CLAIM THEY NEVER BATHE.
  • 1 IN 8 American workers has been employed by McDonald's.
  • Americans spend 5 cents per day by flushing their toilets.
  • Thousands of Americans migrated to the USSR during the Great Depression.
  • A Slave in America in 1850 would cost over $12,000 in 2013 dollars.
  • Exposure to Secondhand smoke causes nearly 50,000 deaths each year in the U.S. alone.
  • Russia & America are less than 4 km apart at the nearest point.
  • 25% of adult Americans believe in Reincarnation.
  • One American consumes as many resources as 32 Kenyans.
  • Every second, Americans collectively eat 100 pounds of chocolate.
  • America's first slave owner was a black man.
  • 1 in 3 Americans is obese.
  • 9 million people are in prisons around world, and a quarter of them are in the U.S.
  • There are at least 97 people called "LOL" in the U.S.
  • In 1962, the U.S. blew up a hydrogen bomb in space that was 100 times more powerful than Hiroshima.
  • The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for just US$7.2 million in 1867.
  • The average U.S. worker stays at each of its jobs for 4.4 years.
  • 8 billion chickens are consumed in the U.S. each year.
  • 40% of births in the U.S. come from unmarried women.
  • Apple has more operating cash than the U.S. Treasury.
  • It's completely legal for minors to smoke cigarettes in the U.S. and parts of Europe. What they can't do is purchase them.
  • Every day, nearly 4000 teens in the U.S. smoke their first cigarette while 1,000 start smoking on a daily basis.
  • Smoking causes 1 in every 5 deaths in the U.S. every year.
  • Four planet Earths would be required to sustain the levels of consumption of the U.S.
  • About 20 million Americans live in mobile homes.
  • Every tweet Americans send is being archived by the Library of Congress.
  • Medical errors are the 6th leading cause of the death in the U.S.
  • The U.S. has 115,000 janitors, 83,000 bartenders and 323,000 restaurant servers with bachelor's degrees.
  • College textbooks prices in the U.S. have risen faster than health-care, housing, and inflation.
  • African-Americans are twice as likely to be shot in the U.S.
  • Christmas was illegal in the U.S. until 1836 as it was considered an Ancient Pagan Holiday.
  • After Christianity, the largest religious affiliation in the U.S. is Judaism.
  • In the U.S., you are twice as likely to commit suicide than be murdered by someone else.
  • There are more single people than married people in the U.S. nowadays.
  • In the U.S. it costs US$245,000 to raise a child, before college.
  • It costs the U.S. Government US$2,768,902 per year to hold a prisoner in Guantanamo.
  • 80% of the land in Nevada is owned by the U.S. government.
  • U.S. former presidents John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson died within hours of each other, on the 4th of July in 1826.
  • The Four Corners Monument is the only point in the U.S. shared by four states.
  • The U.S. State with the longest official name is the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
  • In the U.S., there's an official Rock Paper Scissors League.
  • There are more Facebook users from the U.S. than U.S. citizens that voted in the last election.
  • The U.S. has no official language.
  • 63% of U.S. prison inmates can't read.
  • There are more public libraries than McDonald's in the U.S.
  • 60,000 plastic bags are being used in the U.S. every 5 seconds.
  • The banana is the most popular fruit in the U.S.
  • Every day in the U.S., more than 100,000 people get a speeding ticket.
  • The biggest bill the U.S. issued was a US$ 10,000 bill.
  • At least 1 in 25 people sentenced to the death penalty in the U.S. are innocent.
  • In 1893, an amendment was proposed to rename the U.S. into the "United States of the Earth".
  • US$1 in every US$5 paid in taxes in the U.S. goes to defense.
  • 97% of rapists in the U.S. never spend a day in jail for their crime.
  • In 31 states of the U.S., Rapists can legally sue for child custody if the rape results in pregnancy.
  • The U.S. Government spends US$1.8 billion per year printing documents.
  • There's a town called "Big Ugly" in West Virginia, U.S.A.
  • The U.S. Tax Code is 5,000 pages long while The Bible and "War and Peace" only have about 4,500 pages.
  • Nelson Mandela was not removed from the U.S. terror watchlist until 2008.
  • Valentine's Day is also National Condom Day in the U.S.
  • Almost half the world's credit card frauds happen in the U.S.
  • The U.S. spends US$30 per American per year of foreign aid on health, which can buy enough measles vaccines for 120 children.
  • There are more TVs in the U.S. than people in the U.K.
  • The poorest place in the U.S. is Allen, South Dakota, where 96% are Native American.
  • 1 in 25 U.S. teenagers has attempted suicide.
  • There are still cases of bubonic plague reported in the U.S. every year.
  • The launch code for all U.S. Minuteman nuclear missiles for 20 years used the same code: 00000000.
  • In 2010, General Electric made over US$14 billion in profits but paid US$0 in taxes in the U.S.
  • The Afghan War is the longest war in U.S. history.
  • More U.S. soldiers committed suicide than died in combat in 2012.
  • 10% of all U.S. companies go out of business every annually.
  • Hackers cost the U.S. economy up to 500,000 jobs each year.
  • In 1943, the U.S. banned sliced bread as a wartime conservation measure.
  • No U.S. president has been elected after being divorced except for Ronald Reagan.
  • There are 100 divorces every hour in the U.S.
  • 50% is the lifetime risk of developing Cancer for a man in the U.S.
  • There are 2 pets for every 3 people in the U.S.
  • An average person in the U.S. eats 35 tons of food in a lifetime.
  • By the time an average child leaves school in the U.S., he has seen 40,000 murders on TV.
  • 4% of women in the U.S. are pregnant right now.
  • American flags made in China are banned in the U.S. Military.
  • The State of New Jersey, U.S.A., was originally called Lorraine and New Sweden.
  • The U.S. spends more money per person on healthcare than any other developed country, yet its life expectancy is below average.
  • In WWII, the U.S. and New Zealand secretly tested 3,700 "tsunami bombs" designed to destroy coastal cities.
  • It's estimated 1.5 million people are "missing missing" in the U.S.; people who have disappeared but haven't been reported as missing.
  • Gerald Ford was the only to have served as both U.S. President and Vice President without being elected to either position.
  • The U.S. government spent US$1.1 million on puppets from 2009 to 2013.
  • Interracial marriage was banned in the U.S. for much of its history: from 1776 to 1967.
  • The cost of college in the U.S. has gone up 500% since 1985.
  • The U.S. has 19 aircraft carriers, compared to the rest of the world's 12 aircraft carriers combined.
  • Before the Holocaust, Hitler gave the U.S., Great Britain, and many other nations a chance to take in Jewish refugees. They refused.
  • The first Friday of June is National Donut Day in the U.S.
  • If the U.S. can raise its 34.5% recycling rate to 75%, it will be the CO2 equivalent of removing 50 million cars from the road.
  • 30% of businesses in the U.S. are owned by women.
  • U.S. Families living in extreme poverty, with less than US$$2 per day, has doubled to 1.5 million since 1996.
  • GPS is owned and controlled by the U.S. Government. It can be 'switched off' at any time.
  • 47% of the U.S. remains unoccupied, despite having a population of 310 million.
  • The U.S. is currently in it's longest period of not having a president die in office.
  • The U.S. has more people of Norwegian descent than Norway.
  • The first President born in the U.S. spoke Dutch as his first language.
  • Gun sales in the U.S. actually increase after mass shootings.
  • In the U.S., more than 1.2 million people have HIV.
  • The U.S. uses less water now than it did in 1970.
  • In the U.S., sitting on a sea turtle is a third degree felony.
  • More than half of the U.S. is now abnormally dry or officially in a drought.
  • The U.S. has more museums than Starbucks and McDonald's locations combined.