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Monday, May 15, 2017

Cool and funny facts about America part 2


//Valentine's Day is also National Condom Day in the U.S.

//The biggest bill the U.S. issued was a US$ 10,000 bill

//The banana is the most popular  fruit in the U.S

//Every day in the U.S., more than 100,000 people get a speeding ticket

//At least 1 in 25 people sentenced to the death penalty in the U.S. are innocent

//30% of businesses in the U.S. are owned by women


//  Women news anchors are 20 years younger than male news anchors and get paid 23 percent less.
 
//In 1893, an amendment was
proposed to rename the U.S. into the "United States of the
Earth"

// More than half of the U.S. is now abnormally dry or officially in a drought.

//Almost half the world's credit card frauds happen in the U.S

//US$1 in every US$5 paid in taxes in the U.S. goes to defence

//97% of rapists in the U.S. never spend a day in jail for their crime

//  The U.S. Government spends US$1.8 billion per year printing documents

//There's a town called "Big Ugly" in West Virginia, U.S.A.

//The U.S. Tax Code is 5,000 pages long while The Bible and "War and Peace" only have about 4,500 pages

//Nelson Mandela was not removed from the U.S. terror watchlist until 2008

// In WW2, the U.S. and New Zealand secretly tested 3,700 "tsunami bombs" designed to destroy coastal cities.

 // It's estimated 1.5 million people are "missing missing" in the U.S.; people who have disappeared but haven't been reported as missing.

//The U.S. spends US$30 per American per year of foreign aid on health, which can buy enough measles vaccines for 120 children

//In 2010, General Electric made over US$14 billion in profits but paid US$0 in taxes in the U.S

//The Afghan War is the longest war in U.S. history.

//More U.S. soldiers committed suicide than died in combat in 2012

// 19 U.S. states still allow spanking in school.

// The eternal flame at Bullhead City, Arizona, only lasted until city officials received a US$961 gas bill. It has been relighted after complaints by veterans groups.

// Two-thirds of all US$100 bills are held outside the US.

//There are 100 divorces every hour in the U.S.

//50%   is the lifetime risk of developing Cancer for a man in the U.S.

//There are 2 pets for every 3 people in the U.S.

//An average person in the U.S. eats 35 tons of food in a lifetime.

//4% of women in the U.S. are pregnant right now.

// American flags made in China are banned in the U.S. Military.

// The State of New Jersey, U.S.A., was originally called Lorraine and New Sweden.

//10%  of all U.S. companies go out of business every year.

//Hackers cost the U.S. economy up to 500,000 jobs each year.

//  In 1943, the U.S. banned sliced bread as a wartime conservation measure.

// Gerald Ford was the only to have served as both U.S. President and Vice President without being elected to either position.

// 47% of the U.S. remains unoccupied, despite having a population of 310 million

// Interracial marriage was banned in the U.S. for much of its history: from 1776 to 1967.

//In 31 states of the U.S., Rapists can legally sue for child custody if the rape results in pregnancy

// The U.S. spends more money per person on healthcare than any other developed country, yet its life expectancy is below average

//The launch code for all U.S. Minuteman nuclear missiles for 20 years used the same code: 00000000.

// The first Friday of June is National Donut Day in the U.S.

// The U.S. officially adopted the metric system in 1975 when President Gerald Ford signed the Metric Conversion Act.

// The U.S. uses less water now than it did in 1970.

// Generic and brand name drugs are required by U.S. law to be equally effective.

// If the U.S. can raise its 34.5% recycling rate to 75%, it will be the CO2 equivalent of removing 50 million cars from the road.

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