1. The U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition in the 20s and 30s, killing over 10,000 people.
  2. Every hour, at least
    1 person is killed by a drunk driver in the U.S.
  3. 100 acres of Pizza are served in the U.S. every day.
  4. If you have US$10 in your pocket and no debts, you are wealthier than 25% of Americans.
  5. An American Soldier ran across the border to North Korea in 1962 and lived there for the rest of his life.
  6. 7%
    of americans
    they never bathe.
  7. Exposure to Secondhand smoke causes nearly 50,000 deaths each year in the U.S. alone.
  8. One American consumes as many resources as 32 Kenyans.
  9. Every second, Americans collectively
    eat 100 pounds of chocolate.
  10. America's first slave owner was a black man.
  11. 1 in 3 Americans is obese.
  12. 9 million people are in prisons around world, and a quarter of them are in the U.S.
  13. There are at least 97 people called "LOL" in the U.S.
  14. In 1962, the U.S. blew up a hydrogen bomb in space that was 100 times more powerful than Hiroshima.
  15. The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for just US$7.2 million in 1867.
  16. The average U.S. worker stays at each of its jobs for 4.4 years.
  17. 8 billion chickens are consumed in the U.S. each year.
  18. 40%
    of births in the U.S. come from unmarried women.
  19. Apple has more operating cash
    than the
    U.S. Treasury.
  20. It's completely legal for
    minors to smoke cigarettes
    in the U.S. and parts of Europe, but they can't purchase them.
  21. Every day, nearly 4000 teens in the U.S. smoke their first cigarette while 1,000 start smoking on a daily basis.
  22. Smoking causes 1 in every 5 deaths in the U.S. every year.
  23. Four planet Earths would be required to sustain the levels of consumption of the U.S.
  24. About 20 million Americans live in mobile homes.
  25. Every tweet Americans send is being archived by the Library of Congress.
  26. Medical errors are the 6th leading cause of the death in the U.S.
  27. The U.S. has 115,000 janitors, 83,000 bartenders and 323,000 restaurant servers with bachelor's degrees.
  28. College textbooks prices in the U.S. have risen faster than health-care, housing, and inflation.
  29. African-Americans are twice as likely to be shot in the U.S.
  30. Christmas was illegal in the U.S. until 1836 as it was considered an Ancient Pagan Holiday.
  31. After Christianity, the largest religious affiliation in the U.S. is Judaism.
  32. In the U.S., you are twice as likely to commit suicide than be murdered by someone else.
  33. There are more single people than married people in the U.S. nowadays.
  34. In the U.S. it costs US$245,000 to raise a child, before college.
  35. It costs the U.S. Government US$2,768,902 per year to hold a prisoner in Guantanamo.
  36. 80%
    of the land in Nevada is owned by the U.S. government.
  37. U.S. former presidents John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson
    died within hours of each other, on the 4th of July in 1826.
  38. The Four Corners Monument is the only point in the U.S. shared by four states.
  39. The U.S. State with the longest official name is the
    State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
  40. In the U.S., there's an official
    Rock Paper Scissors League.
  41. There are more Facebook users from the U.S.
    than U.S. citizens that voted in the last election.
  42. The U.S. has no official language.
  43. 63%
    of U.S. prison inmates can't read.
  44. There are more public libraries than McDonald's in the U.S.
  45. 60,000
    plastic bags are being used in the U.S. every 5 seconds.
  46. Bananas are the most popular fruits in the U.S.
  47. Every day in the U.S., more than 100,000 people get a speeding ticket.
  48. The biggest bill the U.S. issued was a US$ 10,000 bill.
  49. At least 1 in 25 people sentenced to the death penalty in the U.S. are innocent.
  50. In 1893, an amendment was
    proposed to rename the U.S. into
    the "United States of the Earth".
  51. US$1 in every US$5 paid in taxes in the U.S. goes to defense.
  52. 97% of rapists in the U.S. never spend a day in jail for their crime.
  53. In 31 states of the U.S., Rapists can legally sue for child custody if the rape results in pregnancy.
  54. The U.S. Government spends US$1.8 billion per year printing documents.
  55. There's a town called "Big Ugly" in West Virginia, U.S.A.
  56. The U.S. Tax Code is 5,000 pages long while The Bible and "War and Peace" only have about 4,500 pages.
  57. Nelson Mandela was not removed from the U.S. terror watchlist until 2008.
  58. Valentine's Day is also National Condom Day in the U.S.
  59. Almost half the world's credit card frauds happen in the U.S.
  60. The U.S. spends US$30 per American per year of foreign aid on health, which can buy enough measles vaccines for 120 children.
  61. There are more TVs in the U.S. than people in the U.K.
  62. The poorest place in the U.S. is Allen, South Dakota, where 96% are Native American.
  63. 1 in 25 U.S. teenagers has attempted suicide.
  64. There are still cases of bubonic plague reported in the U.S. every year.
  65. The launch code for all U.S. Minuteman nuclear missiles for 20 years used the same code: 00000000.
  66. In 2010, General Electric made over US$14 billion in profits but paid US$0 in taxes in the U.S.
  67. The Afghan War is the longest war in U.S. history.
  68. More U.S. soldiers committed suicide than died in combat in 2012.
  69. 10%
    of all U.S. companies go out of business every year.
  70. Hackers cost the U.S. economy up to 500,000 jobs each year.
  71. In 1943, the U.S. banned sliced bread as a wartime conservation measure.
  72. No U.S. president
    has been elected
    after being divorced
    except for Ronald Reagan.
  73. There are
    100 divorces every hour
    in the U.S.
  74. 50%
    is the lifetime risk of developing Cancer for a man in the U.S.
  75. There are 2 pets for every 3 people in the U.S.
  76. An average person in the U.S. eats 35 tons of food in a lifetime.
  77. By the time an average child leaves school
    in the U.S., he has seen 40,000 murders on TV.
  78. 4%
    of women in the U.S. are pregnant right now.
  79. American flags made in China are banned in the U.S. Military.
  80. The State of New Jersey, U.S.A., was originally called Lorraine and New Sweden.
  81. The U.S. spends more money per person on healthcare than any other developed country, yet its life expectancy is below average.
  82. In WW2, the U.S. and New Zealand secretly tested 3,700 "tsunami bombs" designed to destroy coastal cities.
  83. 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.
  84. Gerald Ford was the only to have served as both U.S. President and Vice President without being elected to either position.
  85. The U.S. government spent US$1.1 million on puppets from 2009 to 2013.
  86. Interracial marriage was banned in the U.S. for much of its history: from 1776 to 1967.
  87. The cost of college in the U.S. has gone up 500% since 1985.
  88. The U.S. has 19 aircraft carriers, compared to the rest of the world's 12 aircraft carriers combined.
  89. Before the Holocaust, Hitler gave the U.S., Great Britain, and many other nations a chance to take in Jewish refugees. They refused.
  90. The first Friday of June is National Donut Day in the U.S.
  91. 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.
  92. 30%
    of businesses in the U.S. are owned by women.
  93. U.S. Families living in extreme poverty, with less than US$$2 per day, has doubled to 1.5 million since 1996.
  94. GPS is owned and controlled by the U.S. Government. It can be 'switched off' at any time.
  95. 47%
    of the U.S. remains unoccupied, despite having a population of 310 million.
  96. The U.S. is currently in it's longest period of not having a president die in office.
  97. The U.S. has more people of Norwegian descent than Norway.
  98. The first President born in the U.S. spoke Dutch as his first language.
  99. Gun sales in the U.S. actually increase after mass shootings.
  100. In the U.S., more than 1.2 million people have HIV.
  101. The U.S. uses less water now
    than it did in 1970.
  102. In the U.S., sitting on a sea turtle is a third degree felony.
  103. More than half of the U.S. is now abnormally dry or officially in a drought.
  104. The U.S. has more museums than Starbucks and McDonald's locations combined.
  105. The constitutions of 7 U.S. states (Arkansas, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas) specifically ban atheists from holding public office.
  106. 90%
    of plastic bags in the U.S. are not recycled.
  107. The poorest 5% of people in the U.S. are still
    richer than 68% of the world's inhabitants.
  108. It takes a single one-page form and about 4 minutes to apply to become an official presidential candidate in the U.S.
  109. By law, only dead people can appear on U.S. currency.
  110. Your fingerprint is not protected under the 5th amendment, so police in the U.S. can force you to unlock a phone with a fingerprint but not a password.
  111. Detroit
    was the most dangerous U.S. city in 2015, with a violent crime rate of 1,988.63 per 100,000 people.
  112. Generic and brand name drugs are required by U.S. law to be equally effective.
  113. 1145 people were killed by police in the U.S. in 2015.
  114. 19 U.S. states still allow spanking in school.
  115. Empty Homes Outnumber The Homeless 6 To 1 in The U.S.
  116. In 2015, the marijuana market in the U.S. was bigger than craft beer, wine and organic food.
  117. The U.S. officially adopted the metric system in 1975 when President Gerald Ford signed the Metric Conversion Act.
  118. A small town in Minnesota decided to secede from the U.S. in the 70s and declared war because "it is much easier to get assistance as a foreign country, which we need badly."
  119. In 2015, U.S. home ownership rate reached a 48-year low.
  120. "In God We Trust" was declared the U.S.national motto in 1956. It first appeared in 1861 because of the increased religious sentiment existing during the Civil War.
  121. The longest prison sentence served in the U.S. was over 68 years long.
  122. In the 1980s, the financial sector claimed just 10% of U.S. corporate profits. By the 2010s, it's almost 30%, supplanting manufacturing as the biggest profit center in the economy.
  123. One of the thirteen articles in the 1781 U.S. Articles of Confederation states that if Canada wants to be admitted into the U.S., it will automatically be accepted.
  124. The first American woman to win an Olympic event received a porcelain bowl instead of a gold medal.
  125. Nixon was the first (and, to date, only) U.S. President to resign from the Presidency and be pardoned by another President.
  126. At the beginning of WW2, the U.S. army was smaller than the army of Portugal.
  127. From 1974 to 1976, Shirley Temple was U.S. Ambassador to Ghana.
  128. The eternal flame at Bullhead City, Arizona, only lasted until city officials received a US$961 gas bill. It has been relighted after complaints by veterans groups.
  129. Two-thirds of all US$100 bills are held outside the US.
  130. American cows produce 4 times as much milk as they did in 1944.
  131. In August 2016, a dog was elected mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota, for its third term in a row.
  132. The United States paid US$25 million in gold for the Virgin Islands in 1917.
  133. There are 4,746 people in the U.S. with an identical first and last name, being Thomas Thomas the most common.
  134. The U.S. is the world's largest exporter of sperm.
  135. There is a city in the United States called George, Washington.
  136. New York nightlife is a US$10 billion per year industry.
  137. 5,840 people in the United States have a last name that ends with their first name, with Donald MacDonald being the most common.
  138. It's estimated that 93,000 Canadians live in the U.S. with expired visas, more than any other group of immigrant.
  139. Canada's immigration website crashed on U.S. election night of 2016.
  140. 2-1-1 is a U.S. 24/7 hotline run by the United Way that assists people in need by connecting them with assistance programs that may help them.
  141. Just 0.21% of the U.S. total population live in its capital city, the lowest percentage in the world.
  142. The city of Oatman, Arizona, hosts a Solar Egg Frying Contest every 4th of July.
  143. There are 189 things named after George Washington: 1 state, 7 mountains, 8 streams, 10 lakes, 33 counties, 9 colleges, and 121 towns and villages.
  144. The town of Centralia, Pennsylvania, has been burning since 1962.
  145. In 2012, about 42 million Americans had never been married, twice as many as in 1960.
  146. If the U.S. freed all its prisoners except murderers and rapists, it would still have more people in prison per head than Germany.
  147. The greenest, safest and most productive buildings in the U.S. are airports, followed by government offices and hospitals.
  148. Houdini drew on his arsenal of magician's tricks to provide special instructions to American troops during WWI.
  149. The dress worn by Marilyn Monroe during filming of The Misfits sold for US$66,000.
  150. Favorable views of the U.S. around the world rose from a median of 51% in George W. Bush's final year in office to 66% during Obama's final 2 years.
  151. When electricity was installed in the White House, President Benjamin Harrison and his wife, Caroline, were scared to use the light switches for fear of getting shocked.
  152. In 2015, life expectancy in the U.S. decreased for the first time since 1993.
  153. The 1962 escape from Alcatraz, the only successful one, is still under investigation by the U.S. Marshals Service.
  154. Ronald Reagan's
    pet name for
    Nancy Reagan
    was ‘Mommy Poo Pants'.
  155. The Battle of Bunker Hill
    in fact took place on Breed's Hill.
  156. More people die in car crashes each year in the U.S. than in other high-income countries.
  157. U.S. presidents earn less salary now than any time in American history, at just US$400k per year.
  158. In 2014, individual Americans gave US$258 billion to charity —more than twice the amount given by corporations and foundations combined.
  159. Ernest Hemingway's son, Gregory, was transsexual and died in the women's section of the Miami-Dade county jail.
  160. To enlist in the U.S. army, you have to have all ten of your toes intact.
  161. 1 in 4 Americans did not read a book last year.
  162. 60% of Americans order food for takeout or delivery at least once a week.
  163. In 1912, as a young man, former president of Vietnam Ho Chi Minh worked as the cook's helper on a ship bound for the U.S.
  164. There are only 3 countries in the world that don't offer paid maternity leave: Suriname, Papua New Guinea and the United States.
  165. In 2013, there were 8 deaths and an estimated 11,400 U.S. consumers who sustained injuries related to fireworks.
  166. One of the most expensive wigs ever auctioned off was one that belonged to Andy Warhol, which sold at $10,800.
  167. As of 2017, every American would have to contribute US$43,503 to pay off the U.S. national debt.
  168. Only about a third of Americans consider themselves "very happy."
  169. 38% of American children under the age 12 who died in car crashes in 2013 were not wearing seat belts.
  170. Salvador Dalí made a painting for the prisoners at Rikers Island (NY), which hung in the prison dining room for 15 years. In 2003, the painting was stolen by 4 guards.
  171. Richard Milhous Nixon (who resigned when facing impeachment) and William Jefferson Clinton (who faced an impeachment trial in 1998) are the only US Presidents whose full names contain all the letters to spell the word ‘criminal'.
  172. It is legal in 43 U.S. states to sue former inmates for the cost of their incarceration.
  173. The first female governor of a U.S. state was elected in 1924.
  174. In 1835, an unemployed house painter tried to kill the US president Andrew Jackson. Both killer's pistols failed, and Jackson beat his attacker several times with a walking cane.
  175. In the 1960s, most Americans didn't support the idea of a moon landing and thought the government was spending too much money on space.
  176. When the Declaration of Independence was being drafted, Benjamin Franklin suggested that the word "sacred" be replaced with "self-evident" because he believed that the nation should be founded on reason, not faith.
  177. Under the original terms of the U.S. Constitution, the President could not choose his vice president, instead it was the candidate with the second most votes.
  178. More than 90% of all jury trials in the world occur in the United States.
  179. 69%
    of Americans have less than US$1,000 in savings.
  180. A Harvard study found that 80% of Trump press coverage was negative during his first 100 days in office.
  181. It's estimated that more than half of all people claiming a new Ph.D. in the U.S. have a fake one.
  182. The navy blue uniforms adopted by many police departments in the U.S. were simply surplus army uniforms from the Civil War.
  183. The U.S. joined Syria and Nicaragua as the only nations that aren't part of the Paris agreement to limit carbon emissions.
  184. The town of Whynot, North Carolina has its name because as residents were arguing over a name for the town, someone stood up and said "Why not name the town Why Not and let's go home?" And so they did.
  185. In 1824, Andrew Jackson won the popular vote and got the most votes in the electoral college, but lost the U.S. presidential election anyway.
  186. There is a castle in Scotland that looks like a giant pineapple.
  187. Tear gas is banned for use in international warfare, but is still legal to use in the U.S.
  188. Studies have found that Millennials are the least religious generation in six decades, and possibly the United States' whole history.
  189. 76% of Americans live paycheck-to-paycheck.
  190. Under the original terms of the U.S. Constitution, the President could not choose his vice president, instead it was the candidate with the second most votes.
  191. The U.S. Navy has 3,700 aircraft, making it the second largest air force in the world.
  192. William Henry Harrison, the 9th president of the United States, had the shortest term in office, lasting just one month, from March 4 to April 4 1841.
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