15 Fascinating Facts about America

I don't believe it!

What is America’s deadliest job, which president was a hangman, which owned a saloon, and more mind-blowing trivia about America.

1  The current 50-star American flag was designed by a 17-year-old as a school project in 1958. He got a B-

2. There is enough water in Lake Superior to cover the entire landmass of North and South America in one foot of liquid.

3. Meanwhile, we sell enough pizza every day to cover 100 acres.

4. The largest air force in the world is the U.S. Air Force. The world’s second-largest air force is the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps combined.

5. Here are some facts about America you didn’t know: three of the world’s five oldest rivers flow in the states. The New, the Susquehanna, and the French Broad Rivers are each hundreds of millions of years old.

6. But our nation is young: The government is still paying one pension on behalf of a Civil War veteran (to his 85-year-old daughter).

7. Statistically, the deadliest job in America is … president. Of the 
45 men who’ve held the post, four have been assassinated in office—
a rate of roughly 9 percent (or about one in ten) killed on the job.

8. The only U.S. president to own a patent and a saloon: Abraham Lincoln. His patent was for a device to lift boats over sandbars. His saloon was a miserable failure. Turns out not all facts about america that you know are true.

9. The only president who was an executioner: Grover Cleveland. As sheriff of Erie County, New York, he hanged a murderer.

10. An estimated one in ten of us could be a blood relative to one of the original 102 pilgrims who arrived aboard the Mayflower in 1620.

11. Roughly one in three of us has his or her fingerprints on file with the FBI.

12. According to the World Giving Index, Americans are the most likely people in the world to help a stranger.

13. Slightly more than 69 percent of firefighters in the United States are volunteers.

14. The day Congress voted us free from British rule is July 2, 1776. July 4 is just when John Hancock put the first signature on the Declaration of Independence to spread the word.

15. Finally, the real acme of the American justice system? That would be the basketball court on 
the fifth floor of the Supreme Court building. It’s known as the Highest Court in the Land.

 

 

 

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