25 Fascinating Facts About America
Posted by Mary Reyes 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!
Even though the grizzly bear is California’s official state animal, none have been seen there since 1922.
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.
The American one-dollar bill contains several hidden images, including a spider in the upper right-hand corner.
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826 – 50 years to the day after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Although English is the most commonly spoken language in the United States, no official national language exists.
The Liberty Bell was last rung on George Washington’s Birthday in 1846. It received its fatal crack a few hours later.
In addition to its mainland, Louisiana consists of 2,482 islands that cover nearly 1.3 million acres.
About 35 million Americans share DNA with at least one of the 102 pilgrims who arrived aboard the Mayflower in 1620.
US Highway 550 in Colorado became known as Million Dollar Highway because its roadbed was paved with low-grade gold ore.
About Mary Reyes
Mary is a journalism student at the University of Florida. She loves vintage fashion, The Rat Pack, superheroes, and all things Disney. Someday, she hopes to dazzle the world with her writing skills by becoming the next J.K. Rowling.
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