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The U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition in the 20s and 30s, killing over 10,000 people.

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Every hour, at least 1 person is killed by a drunk driver in the US.

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100 acres of Pizza are served in the U.S. every day.

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Just 2.5 million people lived in the U.S.A. in 1776. Today it’s 314 million.

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If you have $10 in your pocket and no debts, you are wealthier than 25% of Americans.

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An American Soldier ran across the border to North Korea in 1962 and has been living there ever since.

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7% OF AMERICANS CLAIM THEY NEVER BATHE.

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1 IN 8 American workers has been employed by McDonald’s.

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Americans spend 5 cents per day by flushing their toilets.

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Thousands of Americans migrated to the USSR during the Great Depression.

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A Slave in America in 1850 would cost over $12,000 in 2013 dollars.

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Exposure to Secondhand smoke causes nearly 50,000 deaths each year in the U.S. alone.

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Russia & America are less than 4 km apart at the nearest point.

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25% of adult Americans believe in Reincarnation.

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One American consumes as many resources as 32 Kenyans.

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Every second, Americans collectively eat 100 pounds of chocolate.

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America’s first slave owner was a black man.

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1 in 3 Americans is obese.

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9 million people are in prisons around world, and a quarter of them are in the U.S.

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There are at least 97 people called “LOL” in the U.S.

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In 1962, the U.S. blew up a hydrogen bomb in space that was 100 times more powerful than Hiroshima.

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The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for just US$7.2 million in 1867.

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The average U.S. worker stays at each of its jobs for 4.4 years.

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8 billion chickens are consumed in the U.S. each year.

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40% of births in the U.S. come from unmarried women.

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Apple has more operating cash than the U.S. Treasury.

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It’s completely legal for minors to smoke cigarettes in the U.S. and parts of Europe. What they can’t do is purchase them.

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Every day, nearly 4000 teens in the U.S. smoke their first cigarette while 1,000 start smoking on a daily basis.

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Smoking causes 1 in every 5 deaths in the U.S. every year.

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Four planet Earths would be required to sustain the levels of consumption of the U.S.

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About 20 million Americans live in mobile homes.

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Every tweet Americans send is being archived by the Library of Congress.

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Medical errors are the 6th leading cause of the death in the U.S.

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The U.S. has 115,000 janitors, 83,000 bartenders and 323,000 restaurant servers with bachelor’s degrees.

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College textbooks prices in the U.S. have risen faster than health-care, housing, and inflation.

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African-Americans are twice as likely to be shot in the U.S.

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Christmas was illegal in the U.S. until 1836 as it was considered an Ancient Pagan Holiday.

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After Christianity, the largest religious affiliation in the U.S. is Judaism.

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In the U.S., you are twice as likely to commit suicide than be murdered by someone else.

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There are more single people than married people in the U.S. nowadays.

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In the U.S. it costs US$245,000 to raise a child, before college.

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It costs the U.S. Government US$2,768,902 per year to hold a prisoner in Guantanamo.

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80% of the land in Nevada is owned by the U.S. government.

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U.S. former presidents John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson died within hours of each other, on the 4th of July in 1826.

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The Four Corners Monument is the only point in the U.S. shared by four states.

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The U.S. State with the longest official name is the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

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In the U.S., there’s an official Rock Paper Scissors League.

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There are more Facebook users from the U.S. than U.S. citizens that voted in the last election.

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The U.S. has no official language.

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63% of U.S. prison inmates can’t read.

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There are more public libraries than McDonald’s in the U.S.

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60,000 plastic bags are being used in the U.S. every 5 seconds.

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The banana is the most popular fruit in the U.S.

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Every day in the U.S., more than 100,000 people get a speeding ticket.

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The biggest bill the U.S. issued was a US$ 10,000 bill.

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At least 1 in 25 people sentenced to the death penalty in the U.S. are innocent.

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

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US$1 in every US$5 paid in taxes in the U.S. goes to defense.

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97% of rapists in the U.S. never spend a day in jail for their crime.

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In 31 states of the U.S., Rapists can legally sue for child custody if the rape results in pregnancy.

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The U.S. Government spends US$1.8 billion per year printing documents.

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There’s a town called “Big Ugly” in West Virginia, U.S.A.

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The U.S. Tax Code is 5,000 pages long while The Bible and “War and Peace” only have about 4,500 pages.

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Nelson Mandela was not removed from the U.S. terror watchlist until 2008.

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Valentine’s Day is also National Condom Day in the U.S.

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Almost half the world’s credit card frauds happen in the U.S.

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The U.S. spends US$30 per American per year of foreign aid on health, which can buy enough measles vaccines for 120 children.

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There are more TVs in the U.S. than people in the U.K.

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The poorest place in the U.S. is Allen, South Dakota, where 96% are Native American.

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1 in 25 U.S. teenagers has attempted suicide.

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There are still cases of bubonic plague reported in the U.S. every year.

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The launch code for all U.S. Minuteman nuclear missiles for 20 years used the same code: 00000000.

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In 2010, General Electric made over US$14 billion in profits but paid US$0 in taxes in the U.S.

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The Afghan War is the longest war in U.S. history.

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More U.S. soldiers committed suicide than died in combat in 2012.

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10% of all U.S. companies go out of business every annually.

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Hackers cost the U.S. economy up to 500,000 jobs each year.

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In 1943, the U.S. banned sliced bread as a wartime conservation measure.

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No U.S. president has been elected after being divorced except for Ronald Reagan.

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There are 100 divorces every hour in the U.S.

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50% is the lifetime risk of developing Cancer for a man in the U.S.

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There are 2 pets for every 3 people in the U.S.

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An average person in the U.S. eats 35 tons of food in a lifetime.

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By the time an average child leaves school in the U.S., he has seen 40,000 murders on TV.

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4% of women in the U.S. are pregnant right now.

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American flags made in China are banned in the U.S. Military.

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The State of New Jersey, U.S.A., was originally called Lorraine and New Sweden.

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The U.S. spends more money per person on healthcare than any other developed country, yet its life expectancy is below average.

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In WWII, the U.S. and New Zealand secretly tested 3,700 “tsunami bombs” designed to destroy coastal cities.

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It’s estimated 1.5 million people are “missing missing” in the U.S.; people who have disappeared but haven’t been reported as missing.

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Gerald Ford was the only to have served as both U.S. President and Vice President without being elected to either position.

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The U.S. government spent US$1.1 million on puppets from 2009 to 2013.

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Interracial marriage was banned in the U.S. for much of its history: from 1776 to 1967.

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The cost of college in the U.S. has gone up 500% since 1985.

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The U.S. has 19 aircraft carriers, compared to the rest of the world’s 12 aircraft carriers combined.

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Before the Holocaust, Hitler gave the U.S., Great Britain, and many other nations a chance to take in Jewish refugees. They refused.

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The first Friday of June is National Donut Day in the U.S.

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If the U.S. can raise its 34.5% recycling rate to 75%, it will be the CO2 equivalent of removing 50 million cars from the road.

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30% of businesses in the U.S. are owned by women.

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U.S. Families living in extreme poverty, with less than US$$2 per day, has doubled to 1.5 million since 1996.

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GPS is owned and controlled by the U.S. Government. It can be ‘switched off’ at any time.

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47% of the U.S. remains unoccupied, despite having a population of 310 million.

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The U.S. is currently in it’s longest period of not having a president die in office.

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The U.S. has more people of Norwegian descent than Norway.

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The first President born in the U.S. spoke Dutch as his first language.

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Gun sales in the U.S. actually increase after mass shootings.

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In the U.S., more than 1.2 million people have HIV.

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The U.S. uses less water now than it did in 1970.

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In the U.S., sitting on a sea turtle is a third degree felony.

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More than half of the U.S. is now abnormally dry or officially in a drought.

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The U.S. has more museums than Starbucks and McDonald’s locations combined.

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