39 Top Ranked United States Facts

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1. A Pew survey found that around 30 percent of the United States has not even read part of a book in the past year.
2. Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it's known as Tennessee.
3. Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the United States.
4. In 1927 several million people in the United States sent over 100,000 petitions urging Congress to adopt the metric system.
5. 450 people die falling out of beds in the United States each year.
6. In 2001, 70,000 adult websites existed. In 2013, that number climbed to more than 4.2 million in just the United States alone.
7. One million people each year are bitten by animals in the United States.
8. The United States doubled in size in 1983, when the Reagan administration expanded its coastal waters from three to 200 nautical miles.
9. There are an estimated 35-50 active serial killers in the United States.
10. In the United States, more than 2 million people have been tased by the cops in the past ten years.
11. The United States ranks 3rd in liking the United States.
12. Every 8 minutes, a child in the United States is given the wrong medication on the part of their parents or caregivers.
13. The United States owns more guns per capita, at around 0.89, than any other nation in the world.
14. There are 10 people in the United States named Donut.
15. Marijuana is the most common illegal drug used in the United States. Approximately 100 million Americans have tried marijuana at least once
16. There are over 100 people in the United States named "LOL"
17. Prolonged television viewing has been linked to eight leading causes of death in the United States, according to a study.
18. Stress contributes to 50% of all illness in the United States.
19. In the United States, deaf people have safer driving records than hearing people.
20. One in ten married couples in the United States are interracial.
21. Honolulu is the only place in the United States that has a royal palace.
22. Illegal immigrants were hired to construct the border fence separating the United States from Mexico.
23. There are still 5 people alive who were born in the 1800s and they are all women. 3 of them live in the United States.
24. In the United States, mail-order marriages are less likely to end in divorce than marriages overall.
25. The United States experiences 75% of the worlds known tornadoes
26. The Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) is roughly the size of the United States east of the Mississippi River.
27. In the United States, there are more gun stores than grocery stores.
28. The United States military has a 26-page manual on baking brownies and oatmeal cookies.
29. The United States uses more LGBT-friendly emoji—including the rainbow—than any other country.
30. Despite the focus on immigration the other way, Mexico has more American residents than any other country except the United States.
31. A guy named Joshua Abraham Norton declared himself Emperor of the United States and the citizens of San Francisco went along with it.
32. There is a Canadian organization whose goal is for Canada to join the United States.
33. There are still 5 people alive who are born in the 1800s, and they are all women. 3 of them live in the United States.
34. Every 45 seconds, a house catches on fire in the United States.
35. 39% of the United States' homeless are under 18, and 40% of those homeless youths are LGBT.
36. The United States is the first country to explore every planet in the solar system.
37. The United States and Canada account for 98% of global cranberry production.
38. Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the United States.
39. Surveys have found that there are at least 5,000 people in the United States who identify as real vampires.

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