19 Interesting Facts about USA

The current 50-star American flag was designed by a 17-year-old as a school project in his junior-year high-school history class in 1958, cutting up an old flag that belonged to his grandparents. He got a B-. 

Americans eat about 100 acres of pizza each day and 3 billion pizzas sold annually in the USA.  There are over 60,000 pizzerias in the USA and America’s oldest pizzeria opened in 1905, called Lambardi’s, and it is located in NYC.

One out of every eight Americans has been employed by McDonald's at some point. McDonald's hires around 1 million workers in the US every year.

In South Dakota, cows out number people 4 to 1. South Dakota has the highest ratio, with 4.429 cows for every person in the state. While it has only 824,082 people, the state has 3.65 million cows. 

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1 American consumes the same amount of resources as 32 Kenyans.

The Library of Congress is keeping an archive of every tweet ever tweeted. In 2010, the Library of Congress and Twitter announced a historic partnership:  they would archive together and preserve every tweet ever posted by creating a huge store of short-form thoughts.

22 million chickens are consumed in the US every day. About 50 billion chicken eggs are produced annually in the United States. 

40% of births in America are from unmarried women. Of the 3,977,745 babies born in the United States of America in 2015, 1,600,208 of them, or 40.2 percent, were born to unmarried mothers, according to data released this month by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is the most-visited museum in the U.S. It gets over 9 million visitors a year and is second only to the Louvre in attendance worldwide. 

New Jersey is home to the world’s highest roller coaster,Kingda Ka, at Six Flags Great Adventure .The train is launched by a hydraulic launch mechanism to 128 miles per hour (206 km/h) in 3.5 seconds, reaching a height of 456 feet (139 m) and spanning over a 3,118-foot-long (950 m) track by the end of the ride.

Although English is the most commonly spoken language in the United States, no official national language exists. Many languages are used, or historically have been used in the United States. Over 500 languages are spoken at various levels by the people in the population.

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.

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

Harvard was the first university in the United States,it was founded in 1636 and is located in Cambridge.It’s considered to be the second best university in the world, right after MIT. 

The United States is the fattest country in the world, with 33% of the population being obese and 66% considered to be overweight.

The grizzly bear is the official state animal of California.  But no grizzly bears have been seen there since 1922.

Manhattan’s Chinatown has the most Chinese residents in the Western Hemisphere. 

The first zoo in America was opened in Philadelphia in 1874. About half of America’s population visits a zoo or aquarium each year, according to the Association of Zoos & Aquariums

GPS is wholly controlled by the USA and can be ‘switched off’ at any time.