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  1. 1. *** True Fun-Facts ***about theUnited States of America
  2. 2. Did you already know that….Alaska has a longer coastline than all of the other 49 U.S. States puttogether.Montana has three times as many cows as it does people.The United States has 845 motor vehicles for every 1,000 people.Japan only has 593 for every 1,000 people and Germany only has 540for every 1,000 people.Today, approximately 25 million American adults are living with theirparents.One out of every seven Americans has at least 10 credit cards.In 1940, 68.0% of all women in the 20 to 34 year old age group in theUnited States were married. In 2010, only 39,2% of women in that agegroup were married.Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. President born in a hospital.The oldest city in the U.S. is Santa Fe founded in 1610.During the Civil War more men died from disease than from gunshotsor fighting. Alcatraz was originally used as a military fort.
  3. 3. The wettest place in the world is Mountain Waialeale in Hawaii.U.S. State Maine sees the sunrise before the whole U.S. every day.The "teddy bear" was named after President Theodore "Teddy"Roosevelt after he refused to shoot a bear cub when out on a huntingtrip in 1902.In 1587, the first English baby was born in America. This was VirginiaDare, who was born on Roanoke Island, which is part of the state ofNorth Carolina.One US man was both a vice president and a president, but no onevoted for him. This man was Gerald Ford.The United States has a teen pregnancy rate of 22 percent - thehighest in the world!The first televisions were in New York City in 150 residences andhappened in 1936.The oldest rock in the world was found in Minnesota (3.8 billion yearsold).The average U.S. citizen drinks the equivalent of more than 600 sodaseach year.The S in Harry S. Truman stands for nothing. Its just S.American Indians were not US citizens until 1924.It is perfectly legal for any American citizen to give whatever name heor she chooses to any mountain or hill in the United States as long asit does not already have a name.The first telephone book was published in New Haven, Connecticut in1878. The book was only one page long and had fifty names in it..The first telepAmericans throw away 44 million newspapers every day.Roughly half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplacetoday.The first jukebox in the world was located in San Francisco in 1899.Dollar bills are mostly made from cloths.
  4. 4. Americans eat 18 acres ( = 72845 m² ) of pizza each day.Montana is home to the shortest river in the world. Roe River is about200 feet long.The average number of tornadoes each year in the US is about 800.The highest city in the United States is Leadville, Colorado (10,200 feet= 3109 meter).Every 45 seconds, a house catches on fire in the United States.There are 556 officially recognized native American tribes.New York was the first capital of the United States.The average number of people airborne over the U.S. at any givenhour is about 61,000.In 1913 over one million cars where registered in the US.The White House in Washington DC has 132 rooms.Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour.Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors.During a lifetime an American Man will spend about 3,500 hours
  5. 5. shaving?The worlds longest cave system is the Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.Alaska has rain forests.A tornado once carried a motel sign 30 miles ( 48 kilometer), fromOklahoma to Arkansas.Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii is the most active volcano on Earth.Americans spent about 54 - 55 billion dollars on gambling every year.Where ever you stand in Michigan, you are never more than 85 milesfrom a Great Lake.Americans file about 70000 lawsuits every single day.The first submarine attack in history took place in New York Harbor in1776The city of Dallas in Texas (1,1 million inhabitants) has more than 6000restaurants.TTennessee is the birthplace of miniature golf.hefirst suHawaii has the largest number of introduced plants in the world.New York Harbor inAmericans save less than one percent of their incomes.AmeriOn March 29, 1848, Niagara Falls stopped flowing for 30 hoursbecause of ice blocking the River.Over 20% of the population of California are born in other countries.IIts only called “Air Force one” when the US President is aboard theaircraft .Americans eat about 35000 tons of pasta every year and spend about$500 million a year on ketchup.The total known land area occupied by US bases and facilities is 15,654 squaremiles ( = 40543 km²) — bigger than Washington DC, Massachusetts, and NewJersey combined.The hottest temperature recorded in the United States of America wasin Death Valley, California on July 10, 1913. It has been 134°F (56°C).
  6. 6. The total known land area occupied by US bases and facilities is —bigger than Washington DC, Massachusetts, and New JerseycombinedWhere ever you stand in Michigan, you are never more than 85 milesfrom a Great Lake