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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

10 strange “truths” about the United States of America

Ten strange “truths” about the United States of America 

1. Alaska is the state with the highest percentage of people who walk to their jobs.
2. 27% of Americans believe that man never set foot on the Moon.
3. Though the bear is the official animal of the state of California, no one has seen any there since 1922.
4. The seven rays in the crown of the Statue of Liberty represent the seven continents. Each has a length of 9 meters and weighs 75 kilos.
5. Montana has three times more cows than people.
6. Motorway 550 in Colorado became known as the Million Dollar Highway because the substrate was covered with low-grade gold ores.
7. Though Ohio is referred to as the 17th state of America it's technically the 47th, because the Congress forgot to vote on a decision to admit the Union until 1953.
8. Japanese sent balloons with bombs in the United States during WWII. Dozens of them actually reached their destination, causing damage. One of them even killed a family in Oregon, in 1944. The frightening is that several of them may still be buried, as they haven't yet been discovered!
9. The state of Alaska is 429 times larger than the state of Rhode Island, but Rhode Island has a much larger population.
10. Historically, on average, about 230 marriage licenses are issued each day in Las Vegas.



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