25 Fascinating Facts About America

Posted by on July 4, 2012

Some call it The Land of the Free, others call it ‘Mericuh. No matter what you call it though, you should take a short break from lighting fireworks and grilling hamburgers to enjoy these 25 fascinating facts about America. And as we celebrate the birth of a nation make sure to thank any veterans that you know. Happy Fourth of July!


25

A Chilly Commute

Alaska is the state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work.

24

Conspiracy Theory

Twenty-seven percent of Americans believe we never landed on the moon

23

Three Cheers for the Red, White, and Blue

The American flag’s official colors are “Old Glory Red,” “White,” and “Old Glory Blue.”

22

A Grisly Realization

Even though the grizzly bear is California’s official state animal, none have been seen there since 1922

21

Cereal City

More breakfast cereal is made in Battle Creek, Michigan than in any other city worldwide.

20

Crowning Glory

The seven rays on the crown of the Statue of Liberty represent the seven continents. Each measures up to 9 feet in length and weighs as much as 150 pounds

19

Outnumbered

Montana has three times as many cows as it does people.

18

High Morale

The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.



17

Creeper

The American one-dollar bill contains several hidden images, including a spider in the upper right-hand corner.

16

Coincidence?

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826 – 50 years to the day after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

15

We Speak American

Although English is the most commonly spoken language in the United States, no official national language exists.

14

Let Freedom Ring… Or Not

The Liberty Bell was last rung on George Washington’s Birthday in 1846. It received its fatal crack a few hours later.

13

Island Time

In addition to its mainland, Louisiana consists of 2,482 islands that cover nearly 1.3 million acres.

12

Pilgrim Pride

About 35 million Americans share DNA with at least one of the 102 pilgrims who arrived aboard the Mayflower in 1620.

11

Where The Streets Are Paved With Gold

US Highway 550 in Colorado became known as Million Dollar Highway because its roadbed was paved with low-grade gold ore.