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12 Things You Didn't Know About The U.S.

#MindBlowingFactsAboutAmerica

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1. 1 in 8 Americans have been employed by McDonald's

2. Russia and the US are less than 2.5 miles (4 km) apart at the nearest point

Diomede, Alaska located in Little Diomede Island is the closest US city to Russia.
Via http://en.m.wikipedia.org

Diomede, Alaska located in Little Diomede Island is the closest US city to Russia.

3. Every second, Americans eat collectively 100 lbs (45.3 kg) of chocolate

4. One-Fourth (1/4) of all the 9 million prisoners in the world are located in the US

5. 8 billion chickens are consumed in the US each year

6. Apple has more operating money at hand than the U.S. Treasury

In 2011, the U.S. Treasury, had an operating cash balance of $73.8 billion. Tech juggernaut Apple had a whopping $76.2 billion in cash.
Via edition.cnn.com

In 2011, the U.S. Treasury, had an operating cash balance of $73.8 billion. Tech juggernaut Apple had a whopping $76.2 billion in cash.

7. It's legal for minors to smoke cigarettes but it's illegal for minors to buy cigarettes

8. Every tweet Americans make is archived by the Library of Congress

Twitter in April 2010 signed a deal with the Library of Congress, giving it access to tweets dating back to the company's inception in 2006. The Library of Congress collects 400 million tweets a day.
Via businessinsider.com

Twitter in April 2010 signed a deal with the Library of Congress, giving it access to tweets dating back to the company's inception in 2006. The Library of Congress collects 400 million tweets a day.

9. College textbook prices have risen faster than health-care, home prices, inflation.

10. If you have $10, you are wealthier than 25% of Americans

11. 189 people (and counting) in the US are named LOL

No, I'm not kidding. Wyoming is the state with the most people named LOL.
Via names.whitepages.com

No, I'm not kidding. Wyoming is the state with the most people named LOL.

12. A 17 year old high school senior designed the current version of the US flag

In anticipation of Alaska and Hawaii becoming states, Robert G. Heft created the 50-star flag as part of a history project (for which he received a B-) before submitting it to Congress for consideration. In August of 1959, President Dwight D. Eisenhower chose Heft's design over 1,500 other applicants and informed him of the news over the phone. (Heft's teacher also changed his grade to an A).
Via magazine.foxnews.com

In anticipation of Alaska and Hawaii becoming states, Robert G. Heft created the 50-star flag as part of a history project (for which he received a B-) before submitting it to Congress for consideration. In August of 1959, President Dwight D. Eisenhower chose Heft's design over 1,500 other applicants and informed him of the news over the phone. (Heft's teacher also changed his grade to an A).

Now, you know more about 'Murica

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