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.

Mary Reyes

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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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  • Alyx Amber

    Francis Scott Key originally wrote “The Star Spangled Banner” as a poem which was then turned into a song- just a small correction. All of the other facts were really interesting though!

  • Sarah

    This was actually really useful. I’m currently writing a multimedia assignment in the UK, and needed a few fun facts about the USA, after reading this, I have far too many! Thank you so much :) x

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    thanks for help

    • http://aq.com =)

      i loved all this information really thank you.hey all of you stop being rude to this person even though it wasnt useful to you doesnt mean it wasnt to others so be nice

  • Abby R.

    Hey, guys. Stop being rude. Just because this list wasn’t useful to you doesn’t mean it wasn’t useful to somebody else. In fact, this helped me finish a project I’ve been working on! Before you claim something is wrong, try seeing things from another perspective. Good work, loved the list. (:

  • Ryan Dunphy

    Wow, some of the comments make me sick.Give her a BREAK. She did a great job making this! Just because you don’t think it’s “important” enough, who the hell are you to talk about how good the article was, when you got 25 facts about America, and you just didn’t like them. Not important enough? If you knew all 25 facts THEN THAT WOULD BE USELESS. But you didn’t , so @kelly you are a jerk, @david Get a #life @kelly again, I wish you were dead, no resentment intended :D Come on, saying someone’s work is crap, then saying no offense is ridiculous.@:/ Erm, sorry she meant USA.

  • bethany

    i love this website its realy helpfull for my pasport to the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kelly Zaly

    HOW ABOUT TRY ADDING SOME MORE important FACTS, INSTEAD OF random fun FACTS

    *just a tip :)

    This was useless(no offense)

    • david lols

      hello this is so bad

    • Eileen M

      …maybe you should go to a credible source for FACTS and use sites like “list25.com” for FUN…meanie.

  • marrianne

    Thanks for helping my daughter with her homework :)

    • Kelly Zaly

      How can this useless piece of ;);) help anyone? 0.o

      Please, no resentment intended :D

  • :/

    …About America or only USA?

    No offense…
    Sin ofender, pero me molesta esa denominación de América para sólo un país.

    • Heather

      Stop making rude comments she never asked for your comments. There facts are perfectly fine and she doesn’t need to change them for some ignorant people. If you aren’t pleased with these facts don’t make it such a big deal, just go to another website.