FACTS ABOUT THE USA…this is fun

I never knew …..

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More people live in New York City than in 40 of the 50 states.

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The word “Pennsylvania” is misspelled on the Liberty Bell.

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There is enough water in Lake Superior to cover all of North and South America in one foot of liquid.

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There’s a town in Washington with treetop bridges made specifically to help squirrels cross the street

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In 1872, Russia sold Alaska to the Unites States for about 2 cents per acre.

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It would take you more than 400 years to spend a night in all of Las Vegas’s hotel rooms.

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Western Michigan is home to a giant lavender labyrinth so big you can see it on Google Earth.

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There’s an island full of wild monkeys off the coast of South Carolina called Morgan Island, and it’s not open to humans.

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There’s enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to build a two-lane highway from San Francisco to New York City.

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Arizona and Hawaii are now the only states that don’t observe daylight savings time.

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Boston has the worst drivers out of the nation’s 200 largest cities. Kansas City has the best drivers.

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Kansas produces enough wheat each year to feed everyone in the world for about two weeks.

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Oregon’s Crater Lake is deep enough to cover six Statues of Liberty stacked on top of each other

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The Empire State building has its own zip code.

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The Los Angeles Coroner’s Office has its own quirky gift shop called Skeletons in the Closet.

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The Library of Congress contains approximately 838 miles of bookshelves—long enough to stretch from Houston to Chicago.

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At 46 letters, Massachusetts’s Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg has the longest place name in the U.S. (even though it’s based on a joke).

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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.

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The entire Denver International Airport is twice the size of Manhattan.

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In 1893, an amendment was proposed to rename the country to the “United States of Earth.”

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A highway in Lancaster, California plays the “William Tell Overture” as you drive over it, thanks to some well-placed grooves in the road.

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The total length of Idaho’s rivers could stretch across the United States about 40 times.

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The town of Centralia, Pennsylvania has been on fire for 55 years.

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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.

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The entire town of Whittier, Alaska lives under one roof.

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The number of bourbon barrels in Kentucky outnumbers the state’s population by more than two million.

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