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Statue of Liberty facts

The Statue of Liberty used to have a reddish brown color.

The Statue of Liberty was intended for Egypt.

3.2 million people visit the Statue of Liberty every year.

The Statue Of Liberty’s full name is “Liberty Enlightening the World.”

The 7 spikes on the Statue of Liberty’s crown represent the 7 oceans and the 7 continents of the world, indicating the universal concept of liberty.

The Statue Of Liberty Was Inspired By The Roman Pagan Goddess Libertas.

The head of the Statue of Liberty was displayed at the World’s Fair of 1878 in Paris.

The Statue of Liberty has a 35-foot (10,6m) waistline.

The original torch of the Statue of Liberty replaced in 1984 by a new copper torch covered in 24k gold leaf.

There’s a family that lives on Liberty Island, home of the Statue of Liberty.

The Statue of Liberty is estimated to be hit by about 600 bolts of lightning every year.

The Statue of Liberty wears a size 879 shoe.

Gustave Eiffel, the man who designed the Eiffel Tower, was also behind the design for the Statue of Liberty’s spine.

Replicas of the Statue of Liberty have been erected in Pakistan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Brazil and even China.

The Statue of Liberty was meant to be a lighthouse, but it proved to be useless as such.

The cost of building the Statue of Liberty and pedestal amounted to over US$500,000, over US$10m in today’s money.

The Statue of Liberty’s face was said to be modeled after the sculptor’s mother, Charlotte.

In the 1980s, the Statue of Liberty was found to suffer galvanic corrosion, meaning it had turned into a giant battery due to its paint and metal being exposed to salt water.

The underwater portion of Liberty Island, where the Statue of Liberty sits upon, is part of New Jersey , not New York.

If the Statue of Liberty was built today, it would cost about US$1.2 million.

The postage stamp of The Statue of Liberty depicts not the real statue in New York, but the replica in Las Vegas.

The Statue of Liberty was originally conceived of as being a peasant Muslim woman in traditional Islamic dress.

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