184 Random America Facts
1. The first person to legally own a slave in Colonial America was black.
2. America has never lost a war when donkeys were used.
3. Less than a quarter of Americans express confidence in the criminal justice system.
4. More than seven people die from suicide every hour in the Americas.
5. American teachers are legally allowed to spank children in the classroom in 19 states.
6. Americans spend more than $5.4 billion dollars on their pets each year.
7. 3 out of 4 Americans are living paycheck to paycheck.
8. One in six American adults binge drink weekly.
9. 1 in 4 American dogs are overweight.
10. On average, Americans eat 3 hamburgers a week.
11. An average of 11 Americans die at work every day.
12. Portland has a higher percentage of literate people than any other major city in America.
13. Among young American adults aged 25-34, 17.7% of men and 11.7% of women live with their parents.
14. Native Americans lost their history, their land, their culture, and is one of the least discussed genocides in world history.
15. One in three Americans believe in ESP, or a sixth sense that allows a person to pick up on unseen things with their mind.
16. 53% of Americans say they are satisfied with the acceptance of gays and lesbians in the U.S.
17. New York is currently the most unhappy city in America.
18. $43 is the average amount Americans spend on a first date.
19. Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung.
20. White Americans are about 10% more optimistic about race relations than Black Americans are.
21. The average American 3-year-old can recognize about 100 brand logos.
22. An American charity pays drug addicts roughly $300 to get sterilized.
23. In colonial America, it was normal for people above the age of 15 to drink the equivalent of seven shots of alcohol per day.
24. The average American sees 16,000 advertisements, logos, and labels per day.
25. Each year approximately 250,000 American husbands are physically attacked and beaten by their wives
26. 1 in 4 Americans think God helps decide the outcome of football games.
27. American cows produce four times as much milk as they did in 1942.
28. The average American eats 25 pounds (11.3 KG) of candy each year.
29. For 62% of Americans, success is defined by making a positive impact on the lives of others.
30. Americans on average spend 18% of his or her income on transportation. Only 13% is spent on food
31. 51% of Americans surveyed say abortion should be legal in all or most cases.
32. In 2007, an American man named Corey Taylor tried to fake his own death in order to get out of his cell phone contract without paying a fee.
33. Money, work, economic outlook, family, and relationships are the most commonly cited sources of stress for Americans.
34. About 15 to 25 percent of all Americans are supertasters, people who have more taste buds than the rest of us.
35. Toothpicks are the objects most often choked on by Americans.
36. In 1820, the average American drank half a pint of whisky every day.
37. More than one-third of American babies are tapping on smartphones and tablets even before they learn to walk or talk, according to a study.
38. In 18th-century America, Thanksgiving was celebrated with a day of fasting and prayer.
39. The typical American child will be exposed to 12,000 violent acts on television a year.
40. No American has died of old age since 1951.
41. About 600 American patients catch fire during surgery every year.
42. 20 percent of Americans never floss their teeth.
43. According to one poll, 45% of Americans believe in ghosts or that the spirits of dead people can come back.
44. One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television.
45. If you were drafted during the American Civil War, you could legally pay someone else $300 to go in your place.
46. 46% of American adults can't read well enough to understand the label on their prescription medicine.
47. 13 Americans have died as a result of laxative overdose.
48. More than 80,000 bartenders in America have university degrees.
49. 64% of Americans believe that having a sense of humor is the most important quality for a successful relationship, a survey revealed.
50. In an American experiment, when showed gay porn, 80% of the homophobes had an erection compared to 34% of the non-homophobic subjects.
51. By the time an average American child leaves school, they have seen over 40,000 murders on TV.
52. Americans spend more than 5.4 billion dollars on their pets each year.
53. Most modern Americans crave self-respect more than feelings of security and belonging.
54. The American Automobile Association was founded for the sole purpose of warning motorists of police speed traps.
55. The most misinformed Americans tend to be the most confident in their political views and are also the strongest partisans, research shows.
56. In 1830, the average American was consuming 1.7 bottles of hard liquor per week.
57. Nearly 4 in 10 Americans are afraid of walking alone at night within a mile of their home.
58. 15% of Americans secretly bite their toe nails.
59. 70% of Americans believe in the existence of the devil.
60. In the American Depression, old tyres and fish skin were used as money.
61. 75% of Americans have experienced at least one negative side effect of stress in the past month, with 37% feeling irritable or angry.
62. Nearly 10% of Americans have gone to work while high on marijuana at least once.
63. On average, Americans move to a new home 11 times in their life.
64. The average American literally eats a ton of food each year â€” about 2,000 pounds.
65. Until 1999, the American Heart Association warned the public not to eat fat, suggesting instead things like soft drinks and hard candy.
66. 55% of Americans think they are smarter than the average American.
67. There are more black people in jail now in America than were enslaved in 1850.
68. The name 'jaguar' comes from the Native American word "yaguar" meaning 'he who kills with one leap.'
69. The average American will eat 35,000 cookies in their lifetime.
70. Almost 1 in 5 Americans have been hacked.
71. 51 percent of Americans think bad weather affects cloud computing.
72. The average American eats about 50 tons of food and drinks 50,000 liters (11,000 gallons) of liquid during their life.
73. 50 to 60% of American teenage girls believe they are overweight, yet only 15 to 20% of them are actually overweight.
74. Six percent of Americans don't know how to ride a bike.
75. 90% of the thermostats in American offices don’t work.
76. Over 50% of all single people in America have not had a date in more than two years.
77. Nigeria is estimated to exceed the U.S. in population by 2050, despite being one-tenth the size of America.
78. 47% of Americans say they cannot cover a $400 emergency expense without borrowing money or selling something.
79. America has 19 aircraft carriersâ€”the rest of the world has 12 combined.
80. 100 years ago, most Americans spent 43% of each day working just to get food. Now, they spend only 7% of each day doing so.
81. In 75% of American households, the women manage the money and pay the bills
82. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
83. 2.8 million American dogs are on antidepressants.
84. American Civil War soldiers had a code of honor that forbade shooting at men while they were pooping.
85. A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans.
86. A survey revealed that 15% of Americans find sarcasm to be an important quality in a relationship.
87. There are 192 million pet fish in America
88. Tobacco is the leading cause of death in America, more than any other drug or alcohol. Yet, it is legal.
89. More than a third of the lobster dishes in American restaurants contain cheap seafood imitations in place of real lobster meat.
90. 5% of white American adults are natural blonds
91. In 2007, 210,000 Americans were injured by lawnmowers.
92. In 2002, an American bomber attempted to plant 18 bombs which, when they exploded, would form a giant smiley face.
93. The average American/Canadian drinks about 600 sodas a year.
94. 3 out of 4 Americans store their dollar bills in rigid order with singles leading up to higher denominations.
95. 92% of American children under age 2 have digital profiles and images of them posted online.
96. On average, Americans consume 4 gallons of ice cream per person each year.
97. Cast iron skillets used to be the leading source of iron in the American diet.
98. The average American spends approximately 90% of the time indoors.
99. 1 in 8 Americans have worked at McDonald’s.
100. Almost 1% of American mothers claim to have been virgins when they gave birth.
101. In 2014, just 24.5% of American 16-year-olds had a license, a 47-percent decrease from 1983, when 46.2% did.
102. 98% of American women are larger than fashion models.
103. Being a shopaholic negatively affects more than one out of every 20 Americans.
104. Tesla Motors is the second oldest publicly listed American Automaker.
105. 10% of Americans own a smartphone but do not have broadband internet at home, according to research.
106. Until 1913, children in America could legally be sent by parcel post.
107. American flags made in foreign countries are banned in the U.S. military.
108. 50% of all Americans live within 50 miles of where they grew up
109. A 2014 survey revealed that more than one-quarter of Americans ages 18 to 33 had quit a job because their co workers were rude to them.
110. By 2050, the average American will be of mixed race.
111. American man Charles Osborne hiccuped continuously for 68 years, from 1922 to 1990.
112. The poorest Americans are still richer than 80% of the world.
113. White Americans live, on average, about 4 years longer than Black Americans.
114. 1 in 5 Americans say they have seen a ghost or felt in the presence of one.
115. Every year, the average meat-eating American ingests more than enough blood to fill a soda can
116. The average American consumes 1.2 pounds of spider eggs a year and eat 2.5 pounds of insect parts a year.
117. 90% of Americans expect a world disaster within the next 25 years.
118. Each year, zebras are responsible for more injuries to American zookeepers than any other animal.
119. In 1989, a new blockbuster store was opening in America every 17 hours.
120. By the age of 70, the average American will have eaten the equivalent of 23 pigs, 14 cattle, and 12 sheep.
121. According to the American Psychological Association, rural Americans are more likely to kill themselves than urban Americans.
122. PokÃ©mon provides scholarship money to top finishers in their American and world championship leagues.
123. The average American spends a third of their overall time online playing games and using social networks.
124. Nearly one-third of Americans believe animals should have the same rights as people, a recent Gallup poll found.
125. 1 in 6 Americans over seven feet tall are professional basketball players.
126. 50% of Americans give more thought to their outfit for the day than their breakfast.
127. Native Americans lost their history, their land, their culture in one of the least discussed genocides in world history.
128. 1 in 10 Americans has had their identity stolen.
129. Einstein denounced segregation, calling it a "disease of white people" and worked against racism in America.
130. 25% of Americans have appeared on TV at least once in their life.
131. The average American uses between 80 and 100 gallons of water a day, with toilet flushes being the largest use of water.
132. Americans buy 11 billion paper clips a year, which is about 35 clips for every person in the country.
133. Medical mistakes kill enough Americans each week to fill four 747s.
134. If you have no debts and £10 in your pocket, you are wealthier than a quarter of Americans.
135. 52% of Americans cannot afford the house they are currently living in.
136. A quarter of American couples sleep in separate beds.
137. By the time they leave high school American children will have eaten 1,500 peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches.
138. 70% of the silent movies made in America have been lost.
139. As of 2014, most Americans state that walking alone at night is their number one fear.
140. Americans today work for the equivalent of one month more each year than they did in 1976.
141. The average American unknowingly breaks at least three federal criminal laws every day.
142. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated, and 37% confuse thirst for hunger.
143. The average American produces 10,000 gallons of saliva in a lifetime: about the same amount of water as leaks from the average American home in a year.
144. Black and White Americans use drugs at almost identical rates, but black people are 3 times for likely to be arrested for it.
145. America once issued a 5-cent bill.
146. 29 percent of Americans believes in astrology.
147. Midcentury American lawyers spent 12 years arguing about what percentage of peanuts constitutes real peanut butter.
148. Not a single winning couple from any season of the American reality show "The Bachelor" have remained married.
149. 1 in every 200 young American women claims to have experienced a "virgin pregnancy."
150. Every year, as many as 20% of Americans get sick with the flu, which can cause serious, even lethal complications.
151. 1/4 of Americans think god helps decide the outcome of football games.
152. American tank crews have a superstition that will not allow them to eat apricots, allow apricots on board or even say the word ‘apricot’.
153. Leaving America with more than $5.00 in pennies is a crime that could land you in jail for five years.
154. Einstein denounced segregation, calling it a "disease of white people" and worked against racism in America
155. Nearly 10% of Americans say they have gone to work high on weed at least once.
156. Sideburns are named after American Civil War General, General Burnside, who had huge sideburns connected by a mustache.
157. If you are an average American you will spend 6 months of your life waiting at a stop light.
158. Over 95% of all Americans will be overweight or obese in two decades.
159. Mexican households generate 30% more rubbish than American households.
160. Americans are as likely to be killed by their own furniture as by terrorism.
161. Economic inequality in America today is worse than it was in 1774, just before the American Revolution.
162. In the US today, prescription painkillers kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined.
163. About 30,000 Americans are injured by toilets every year.
164. The higher the income, the more likely an American man will cheat on his wife.
165. Most SouthernAmericans make no phonic distinction between pen & pin & this is one of the most recognized features of Southern speech today.
166. The average American male lives about 3,962 weeks.
167. An American threw a rat into a pile of burning leaves and it ran into his house while still ablaze and burnt his house down.
168. The American giant water bug paralyzes its victim and then sucks the juices out of it.
169. Only 2% of the clothing sold in America is made in America.
170. In 2014, 66% of single American men and 50% of single American women reported that they had engaged in a one-night stand.
171. According to the American Psychological Association, men are more likely to kill themselves than women.
172. A study found that 1 in 5 American pediatricians have dismissed families who refuse to vaccinate their children from their medical practice.
173. In 1859, a moral panic swept America over young people playing too much chess.
174. Americans have the most difficulty falling asleep on Sunday nights.
175. Marijuana is the most commonly used drug by people over the age of 12 in America.
176. 20% of all Americans families have no family member employed.
177. A study found that, in America, the average first and second grader has three times the recommended homework load.
178. 41 percent of Americans did not use any vacation days in 2014.
179. 28% of Americans believe a secret elite is conspiring to run the world.
180. American kids are not getting fatter. Obesity rates are holding steady and have been for 9 years.
181. In the past five years, at least six Americans have been shot by dogs.
182. People in developing countries, such as Nigeria, are up to 5 times less likely to show clinically significant anxiety levels than Americans.
183. The average Canadian is now richer (for the first time in history) than the average American.
184. 40% of Americans iron their clothes while in their underwear or naked.
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