35 Facts You Did Not Know About U.S.A

Facts About USA

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. Just 2.5 million people lived in the U.S.A. in 1776. Today it’s 314 million.

5. If you have $10 in your pocket and no debts, you are wealthier than 25% of Americans.

6. An American soldier ran across the border to North Korea In 1962 and has been living there ever since.


8. 1 In 8 American workers has been employed by McDonald's.

9. Americans spend 5 cents per day by flushing their toilets.

10. Thousands of Americans migrated to the USSR in the 1930s during the Great Depression.

11. A Slave in America in 1850 would cost over US$12,000 in 2013 dollars.

12. Exposure to Secondhand smoke causes nearly 50,000 deaths each year in the U.S. alone.

13. Russia & America are less than 4 km apart at the nearest point.

14. 25 % of adult Americans believe in Reincarnation.

15. One American consumes as much resources as 32 Kenyans.

16. Every second, Americans collectively eat 100 pounds of chocolate.

17. America's first slave owner was a black man.

18. About 20 million Americans live in mobile homes.

19. 9 million people are in prisons around world, and a quarter of them are in the U.S.

20. There are at least 97 people called "LOL" in the U.S.

21. In 1962, the U.S. blew up a hydrogen bomb in space that was 100 times more powerful than Hiroshima.

22. The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for just US$7.2 million in 1867.

23. The average U.S. worker stays at each of its jobs for 4.4 years.

24. 8 billion chickens are consumed in the U.S. each year.

25. 40% of births in the U.S. come from unmarried women.

26. Apple has more operating cash than the U.S. Treasury.

27. 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.

28. Every day, nearly 4000 teens in the U.S. smoke their first cigarette, while 1,000 start smoking on a daily basis.

29. Smoking causes 1 in every 5 deaths in the U.S. every year.

30. 22 million chickens are consumed in the U.S. every day.

31. 1 in 3 Americans is obese.

32. Every tweet Americans send is being archived by the Library of Congress.

33. Medical errors are the 6th leading cause of the death in the U.S.

34. The U.S. has 115,000 janitors, 83,000 bartenders and 323,000 restaurant servers with bachelor's degrees.

35. College textbooks prices in the U.S. have risen faster than health care, housing, and inflation.

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