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!

10

Cast Off The Shackles

Broken shackles lie at the feet of the Statue of Liberty, signifying freedom from oppression and tyranny.

9

Feeling Crowded?

The state of Alaska is 429 times larger than the state of Rhode Island, but Rhode Island has a significantly larger population.

8

Oops!

Although Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., it is technically 47th because Congress forgot to vote on a resolution to admit it to the Union until 1953.

7

On Shaky Ground

About 500,000 detectable seismic tremors occur in California each year.

6

Twists and Turns

Snake Alley, the most crooked street in the world, can be found in Burlington, Iowa

5

Positively Presidential

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Woodrow Wilson were all born in Virginia, making it the birthplace of more Presidents than any other state.

4

Home Sweet Home

Venus Fly Traps can only be found natively in the Carolinas and nowhere else in the world.

3

Such Great Heights

New Jersey is home to the world’s highest roller coaster.

2

BOMBarded

The Japanese sent bombs aboard balloons to the United States during World War II. Dozens of them actually landed, causing some damage. One of them even killed an Oregon family in 1944. The scary part is that there might be more lying around undiscovered!

1

And The Rockets’ Red Glare

The British deployed the first rockets in America during their attack against Fort McHenry in the War of 1812. Francis Scott Key witnessed the attack and immortalized it in a song he titled “The Star-Spangled Banner.” That song is now the national anthem of the United States.

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

  • http://aq.com =)

    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.