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21 Surprising Facts About America That Most People Don’t Know

Some Americans have trouble remembering the words to the Star Spangled Banner and that is like the most basic American thing to know. It would be asking a little much to have the populace dig deeper and find out more weird things about our country. So sit back and relax, we’ve done all the research for you and I’ve provided this neat little compendium of strange but true facts about America. Educate yourself!

1. One out of every eight Americans have been employed by McDonald’s at some point.

One out of every eight Americans have been employed by McDonald's at some point.

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2. Apple has more money than the U.S. Treasury.

Apple has more money than the U.S. Treasury.

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3. In Montana, cows out number people 3 to 1.

In Montana, cows out number people 3 to 1.

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4. 1 American consumes the same amount of resources as 32 Kenyans.

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

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5. The first person to own a slave in America was a black man.

The first person to own a slave in America was a black man.

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6. College athletes are treated like celebrities. In reality, they are just students taking part in an extracurricular activity.

College athletes are treated like celebrities. In reality, they are just students taking part in an extracurricular activity.

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7. Though most Americans speak English, we have no official national language.

Though most Americans speak English, we have no official national language.

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8. 1 out every 3 Americans is obese.

1 out every 3 Americans is obese.

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9. Roughly 25% of Americans believe in reincarnation.

Roughly 25% of Americans believe in reincarnation.

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10. It is actually completely legal for underage kids to smoke cigarettes, but it is illegal for them to purchase them.

It is actually completely legal for underage kids to smoke cigarettes, but it is illegal for them to purchase them.

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11. Medical errors are the 6th leading cause of death in the US.

Medical errors are the 6th leading cause of death in the US.

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12. Virginia has birthed more presidents than any other state.

Virginia has birthed more presidents than any other state.

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13. 27% of Americans don’t believe we landed on the moon.

27% of Americans don't believe we landed on the moon.

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14. If you have $10 in your pocket and no debt, you are wealthier than 25% of Americans.

If you have $10 in your pocket and no debt, you are wealthier than 25% of Americans.

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15. 100 acres of pizza are served in the US every day.

100 acres of pizza are served in the US every day.

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16. Americans spend roughly 4.4 years of their life at each of their jobs.

Americans spend roughly 4.4 years of their life at each of their jobs.

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17. The Library of Congress is keeping an archive of every tweet ever tweeted.

The Library of Congress is keeping an archive of every tweet ever tweeted.

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18. During prohibition the government started poisoning beer, which led to thousands of deaths.

During prohibition the government started poisoning beer, which led to thousands of deaths.

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19. 40% of births in America are from unmarried women.

40% of births in America are from unmarried women.

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20. 22 million chickens are consumed in the US every day.

22 million chickens are consumed in the US every day.

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21. America is one of the only countries to display their flag almost everywhere.

America is one of the only countries to display their flag almost everywhere.

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America certainly is a great country and after learning some of these facts, I feel better about myself and more educated about this great land. Share this post if you’re proud to be an American. If you don’t share it, I’m just going to assume you hate America and I’ll have to tell you to GET OUT OF MY COUNTRY!

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