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25 Fascinating Facts About America

Fascinating Facts About America









25

A Chilly Commute

Alaska
Alaska is the state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work.
24

Conspiracy Theory

America-on-the-moon
Twenty-seven percent of Americans believe we never landed on the moon

23

Three Cheers for the Red, White, and Blue

American-flag
The American flag’s official colors are “Old Glory Red,” “White,” and “Old Glory Blue.”
22

A Grisly Realization

California-flag
Even though the grizzly bear is California’s official state animal, none have been seen there since 1922
21

Cereal City

Cereal-city
More breakfast cereal is made in Battle Creek, Michigan than in any other city worldwide.
20

Crowning Glory

Statue-of-Liberty
The seven rays on the crown of the Statue of Liberty represent the seven continents. Each measures up to 9 feet in length and weighs as much as 150 pounds
19

Outnumbered

Cows
Montana has three times as many cows as it does people.
18

High Morale

Declaration-of-Independence
The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
17

Creeper

Dollar-spider
The American one-dollar bill contains several hidden images, including a spider in the upper right-hand corner.
16

Coincidence?

John-Adams-and-Thomas-Jefferson
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826 – 50 years to the day after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
15

We Speak American

Languages
Although English is the most commonly spoken language in the United States, no official national language exists.
14

Let Freedom Ring… Or Not

Liberty-Bell
The Liberty Bell was last rung on George Washington’s Birthday in 1846. It received its fatal crack a few hours later.
13

Island Time

Louisiana-islands
In addition to its mainland, Louisiana consists of 2,482 islands that cover nearly 1.3 million acres.
12

Pilgrim Pride

Mayflower
About 35 million Americans share DNA with at least one of the 102 pilgrims who arrived aboard the Mayflower in 1620.
11

Where The Streets Are Paved With Gold

Million-Dollar-Highway
US Highway 550 in Colorado became known as Million Dollar Highway because its roadbed was paved with low-grade gold ore.
10

Cast Off The Shackles

Statue-of-Liberty-shackles
Broken shackles lie at the feet of the Statue of Liberty, signifying freedom from oppression and tyranny.
9

Feeling Crowded?

Crowd
The state of Alaska is 429 times larger than the state of Rhode Island, but Rhode Island has a significantly larger population.
8

Oops!

Ohio-plaque
Although Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., it is technically 47th because Congress forgot to vote on a resolution to admit it to the Union until 1953.
7

On Shaky Ground

Seismograph
About 500,000 detectable seismic tremors occur in California each year.
6

Twists and Turns

Snake-Valley
Snake Alley, the most crooked street in the world, can be found in Burlington, Iowa
5

Positively Presidential

Virginia-Presidents
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Woodrow Wilson were all born in Virginia, making it the birthplace of more Presidents than any other state.
4

Home Sweet Home

Venus-fly-trap
Venus Fly Traps can only be found natively in the Carolinas and nowhere else in the world.
3

Such Great Heights

Worlds-tallest-roller-coaster
New Jersey is home to the world’s highest roller coaster.
2

BOMBarded

Japanese-balloon-bomb
The Japanese sent bombs aboard balloons to the United States during World War II. Dozens of them actually landed, causing some damage. One of them even killed an Oregon family in 1944. The scary part is that there might be more lying around undiscovered!
1

And The Rockets’ Red Glare

Fort-McHenry-War-of-1812
The British deployed the first rockets in America during their attack against Fort McHenry in the War of 1812. Francis Scott Key witnessed the attack and immortalized it in a song he titled “The Star-Spangled Banner.” That song is now the national anthem of the United States



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