More people live in New York City than in 40 of the 50 states.
The word “Pennsylvania” is misspelled on the Liberty Bell.
There is enough water in Lake Superior to cover all of North and South America in one foot of liquid.
There’s a town in Washington with treetop bridges made specifically to help squirrels cross the street
In 1872, Russia sold Alaska to the Unites States for about 2 cents per acre.
It would take you more than 400 years to spend a night in all of Las Vegas’s hotel rooms.
Western Michigan is home to a giant lavender labyrinth so big you can see it on Google Earth.
There’s an island full of wild monkeys off the coast of South Carolina called Morgan Island, and it’s not open to humans.
There’s enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to build a two-lane highway from San Francisco to New York City.
Arizona and Hawaii are now the only states that don’t observe daylight savings time.
Boston has the worst drivers out of the nation’s 200 largest cities. Kansas City has the best drivers.
Kansas produces enough wheat each year to feed everyone in the world for about two weeks.
Oregon’s Crater Lake is deep enough to cover six Statues of Liberty stacked on top of each other
The Empire State building has its own zip code.
The Los Angeles Coroner’s Office has its own quirky gift shop called Skeletons in the Closet.
The Library of Congress contains approximately 838 miles of bookshelves—long enough to stretch from Houston to Chicago.
At 46 letters, Massachusetts’s Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg has the longest place name in the U.S. (even though it’s based on a joke).
In 1922, a man built a house and all his furniture entirely out of 100,000 newspapers. The structure still stands today in Rockport, Massachusetts.
The entire Denver International Airport is twice the size of Manhattan.
In 1893, an amendment was proposed to rename the country to the “United States of Earth.”
A highway in Lancaster, California plays the “William Tell Overture” as you drive over it, thanks to some well-placed grooves in the road.
The total length of Idaho’s rivers could stretch across the United States about 40 times.
The town of Centralia, Pennsylvania has been on fire for 55 years.
The one-woman town of Monowi, Nebraska is the only officially incorporated municipality with a population of 1. The sole, 83-year-old resident is the city’s mayor, librarian, and bartender.
The entire town of Whittier, Alaska lives under one roof.
The number of bourbon barrels in Kentucky outnumbers the state’s population by more than two million.