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USA Facts
101 Facts about The U.S.A.

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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 U.S.
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.
$10
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
in the 1930s during
the Great Depression.
A Slave in America
in 1850 would cost
over US$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 year.
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.
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