38 Mind Blowing Facts About United States

The United States is a country in North America that borders the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The United States of America has a sophisticated mixed economy with a mix of private freedom, centralized economic planning, and government regulation. The culture of the United States of America is primarily of Western origin. Still, it is influenced by a multicultural ethos that includes people and cultures from Africa, Native America, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Latin America. The United States is the world’s leading producer of high-tech manufacturing. This includes manufacturing of aircraft and spacecraft and semiconductors, computers, pharmaceuticals, and measuring and control instruments.

  1. The country is bordered by three countries Canada to the north, Alaska to the east, and Mexico to the south.
  2. According to a Gallup poll of 2014, around Forty percent or four out of ten Americans believe in Creationism, according to which the people think that God created the world 10000 years ago.
  3. Until the year 2013, around 10% of the total electricity produced came from disassembled Russian nuclear warheads. The program began after the U.S. signed an agreement with the Russian government in 1993 to purchase high enriched uranium from dismantled nuclear warheads.
  4. According to a July 2006 report from the National Academies of Science’s Institute of Medicine (IOM), over 7000 Americans die, and over 1.5 million Americans get injured annually because of doctor’s bad handwriting.
  5. Until 1913, when the parcel post service was just new, you could legally send children in America by the parcel post service.
  6. New York City drifts about one inch away from the European continent every year. This is due to the fact that the tectonic plates are pushing North America away from Europe at a rate of one inch (2.54 cm) per year.
  7. The statue of Liberty was gifted by France on July 4, 1981. It was gifted from the French people commemorating the alliance of America and France during the American Revolution. The statue is known as “Liberty Enlightening the World,” which is why being called as the Statue of Liberty.
    Statue Of liberty
  8. From the year 1962, when John F Kennedy instituted the Pal encoding on the nuclear warheads till 1977, the secret code for authorizing the nuclear missiles was eight times zero or 00000000.
  9. Jimmy Carter, the 38th president of the United States, once sent a jacket to the dry-cleaners with the nuclear detonation codes still in the jacket’s pocket.
  10. In the year 2012, the suicide rate surpassed the rate of soldiers who died in combat. Around 349 US soldiers committed suicide compared to that of 295 who died in combat with the Taliban in Afghanistan.
  11. A ‘riot’ in England and Wales must legally involve a minimum of 12 people. Under U.S. federal law, it’s only three people, and in Nevada, only two.
  12. Finding Osama Bin Laden and sending a man to the moon cost the same amount of money and time, which is $100 billion and ten years of time.
  13. In 2016, Americans spent around 6 billion hours filling in tax forms at an estimated cost of $280 billion.
  14. The United States of America maintains a military presence in 150 countries and spends billions on their upkeep.
    U.S Army ©Unsplash
  15. In the year 1850, an average slave in the American south cost equivalent of $40000 in today’s money. These days a slave costs about $90 on average.
  16. The American secret service tried to spike Hitler’s carrots with female hormones to change him into a woman.
  17. The U.S. has more lawyers per capita than any other country in the world and twice as many prisoners than lawyers.
  18. The country has the most number of airports than any other country. It has about 13,513 airports and the second spot is Brazil, with 4,093 airports.
  19. Americans eat 500 million pounds of peanut butter a year, enough to coat the floorof the Grand Canyon.
  20. The USA is the 12th-fattest nation in the world. Eight of the top ten are Pacific island nations, led by Nauru, Micronesia, and the Cook Islands.
  21. The Bank of America was known as the Bank of Italy. On November 1, 1930, the Bank of Italy in San Francisco changed its name to Bank of America.
    teofilo via Wikimedia Commons (A Branch of Bank Of America)
  22. In 1800, the average age of an American was 16. Today, it’s 38.
  23. The White House, the most protected building on earth, had no Wi-Fi until 2012.
  24. There is a total of about $1.5 trillion of U.S. physical currency in circulation, out of which roughly 80% of this value comes from the 11.5 billion $100 notes. Out of all the currency, 15 percent of the money is in banks or regular circulation, and about 85 % of currency is simply is missing.
  25. Texas was a Mexican province that declared its independence from Mexico in 1836, resulting in war with the United States (1836-1838).
  26. A study reveals that 84% of American that turn vegan or vegetarian return to eating meat.
  27. The United States is one of the two countries that allow drug advertisement. The other is New Zealand.
  28. It was once suggested that New York should be called Brimaquonx, combining the names of all the city’s boroughs – Brooklyn, Staten Island, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx –into one.
    NYC ©Pixabay
  29. The United States was founded in 1776; there have been 27 different versions of the flag featuring the star and stripes. Each new flag represented the addition of one or more states into the U.S.
  30. The country gave some very important inventions to the world. Some of them are the laser printer, the taser gun, Personal computer, Email, anti-lock braking system (ABS), Video game console, cellphones, Voicemail, Digital cameras, Space shuttle, Disposable contact lenses, Nicotine patch, and stealth bomber.
  31. The United States has also been the biggest holder of Olympic medals with 1,127 gold medals, 907 Silver medals, and 794 Bronze medals.
  32. The country is the biggest economy in the world and the 9th most complex economy on the planet.
  33. The top 5 exports of the United States are Refined Petroleum ($95.8 Billion), Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($57.9 Billion), Cars ($51.4 Billion), Crude Petroleum ($45.5 Billion), and Integrated Circuits ($37.1 Billion).
  34. The top 5 imports of the United States are Cars ($177 Billion), Crude Petroleum ($140 Billion), Broadcasting Equipment ($84.9 Billion), Computers ($80.8 Billion), and Vehicle Parts ($73.6 Billion).
  35. The Yellowstone Caldera is a volcanic caldera and supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park in the Western United States, sometimes referred to as the Yellowstone Supervolcano.
    Facts about United states
    Geyser at Yellow Stone National Park ©Pixabay
  36. The Grand Prismatic Spring in the Yellowstone National Park is the largest hot spring in the United States and the third-largest on the planet after Frying Pan Lake of New Zealand and Boiling Lake in Dominica. The hot spring is located in the Midway Geyser Basin.
  37. The United States has won 384 Nobel prizes which is the highest than any other country.
  38. America consumes over 3 billion pizzas every year, which counts to be 251,770,000 pounds of pizza.

  • CAPITAL CITY: Washington, D.C.
  • POPULATION: 32.82 crores
  • LARGEST CITY: Jacksonville
  • OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: No official but english is used by 300 million american
  • GDP NOMINAL: $22.321 trillion
  • GDP RANK: 1st
  • CURRENCY: US dollar
  • FOUNDED: 4 July 1776
  • FATHER OF THE NATION: George Washington
  • TOTAL AREA: 9.834 million km2
  • AREA RANK: 4th worldwide
  • CONTINENT: North America
  • ARMY STRENGTH: 1,347,106
  • ARMY RANK: 1st
  • LITERACY RATE: 99 percent
  • PER CAPITA INCOME: 66,080 PPP dollars (2019)


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