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United States Of America Facts

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'Second Street' is the most common street name in the U.S.; 'First Street' is the sixth! "
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A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans!
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About 1 in 30 people in the U.S. are in jail, on probation, or on parole.
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About half of all Americans are on a diet on any given day.
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Americans are responsible for generating roughly 20% percent of the garbage in the world.
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Americans did not commonly use forks until after the Civil War.
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Approximately 70,000 people in the U.S. are both blind and deaf!
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Arizona boasts all or part of the ten largest American Indian reservations.
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Check your map! Virginia extends farther west than West Virginia.
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Each year, more than 50,000 people are injured by jewelry in the U.S.
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Every U.S. president with a beard has been a Republican.
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Former U.S. President Franklin Pierce was arrested during his term as President for running over an old lady with his horse, but the charges were later dropped.
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Forty percent of Americans have never visited a dentist.
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Harry S. Truman was the last U.S. President with no college degree.
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Honolulu is the only place in the United States that has a royal palace!
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In 1789, the total U.S. federal government debt was $190,000.
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In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die!
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In 1980, the city of Detroit presented Saddam Hussein with a key to the city.
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In 21 U.S. states, WALMART is the single largest employer.
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In an average hour, there are over 61,000 Americans airborne over the United States.
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In Florida, It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit.
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In Florida, Penalty for horse theft is death by hanging.
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In Idaho, You may not fish on a camel's back.
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In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice-cream in your back pocket.
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In Kentucky, It's illegal to fish in the Ohio River in Kentucky without an Indiana Fishing License.
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In Massachusetts, It is illegal to go to bed without first having a full bath.
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In the United States, deaf people have safer driving records than hearing people!
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In the White House, there are 13,092 knives, forks and spoons!
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It is illegal NOT to smile in Pocatello, Idaho!
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It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona.
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It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a certain church in Omaha, Nebraska!
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It's against the law to pawn your dentures in Las Vegas!
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J. Edgar Hoover liked to fire FBI agents whose palms were sweaty when shaking hands.
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Jackie Kennedy Onassis was secretly a chain smoker.
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Jacksonville, Florida, has the largest total area of any city in the United States.
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Jimmy Carter is the first U.S. President to have been born in a hospital.
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John F. Kennedy was buried without his brain after it was lost during the autopsy!
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John F. Kennedy was the first Roman Catholic President of the USA!
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Louisiana is the only state that grows in land area every year (Due to alluvial deposits from the Mississippi River).
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Missouri and Kansas each have a Kansas City.
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More steel in the United States is used to make bottle caps than to manufacture automobile bodies.
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More than 10% of the world's salt is used to de-ice American roads.
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Native Americans do not have to pay tax on their land.
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No one knows who designed the first American Flag.
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No president of the United States was an only child.
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Of all things, Andrew Jackson?s tombstone does not mention that he served as the president of the United States!
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Only 51% of South Carolina high school students will graduate, the lowest of any state.
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Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the United States!
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Smith is the most common last name in the United States. A little over 1% of all Americans share that last name.
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Snowiest city in the U.S.: Blue canyon, California.
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The city of Houston, Texas is built on a swamp and is slowly sinking!
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The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado!
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The last time American Green cards were actually green was 1964.
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The longest cave in the world is the 'Mammoth Cave System' in the USA at 560,000 mtrs deep!
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The most dangerous job in the United States is that of an Alaskan Crab Fisherman.
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The state of Florida is bigger than England!
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The state of Wyoming is named after a valley in Pennsylvania.
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The U.S. army packs Tabasco pepper sauce in every ration kit that they give to soldiers.
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The U.S. founding fathers' name for the American Revolution was 'The War with Britain'.
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The U.S. Government spent $277,000 on pickle research in 1993.
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The U.S. Government will not allow portraits of living persons to appear on stamps.
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The U.S. has more bagpipe bands than Scotland does.
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The U.S. motto, 'In God We Trust', was not adopted as the national slogan until 1956.
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The United States consumes 25% of all the world's energy.
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The United States has never lost a war when donkeys were used.
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The United States has the highest minimum drinking age in the world.
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The United States Postal Service handles over forty percent of the world's mail volume.
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The United States produces enough plastic film annually to cover the entire state of Texas.
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The United States produces more tobacco than it does wheat.
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The word 'Indiana' is Native American for 'Land of the Indians', yet less than 16,000 Native Americans live there.
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There are 10 towns named Hollywood in the United States!
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There are 365 steps on the front of the U.S. Capitol Building - one for every day of the year.
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There are more telephones than people in Washington, D.C.
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U.S. President Calvin Coolidge liked to eat breakfast while having his head rubbed with vaseline.
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Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it's known as Tennessee!
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Until President Kennedy was killed, it wasn?t a federal crime to assassinate the President.
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Washington, D.C. has one lawyer for every 19 residents!
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