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1.1 out of every 8 couples married in the U.S. last year met online?

2.New York City has 578 miles of waterfront?

3.In New York, at the top of a skyscraper it is possible for people to see snow falling while people on the ground see rain?

4.Passports issued by the US after January 1, 2007 have always-on radio frequency identification chips?

5.Shopping is the most popular domestic trip activity by American travelers?

6.There are almost two million women veterans in the US?

7.The average American woman weighs 140 pounds?

8.The average clothing size for women in America is size 14?

9.The longest street in San Francisco is Geary Boulevard?

10.There are 43 named hills in San Francisco?

11.The only living coral reefs in the US (hawaii not included) is in the Florida Keys?

12.The first African American ever to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor was William H. Carney in 1900?

13.The White House in Washington DC has 132 rooms?

14.The state of Maryland has no natural lakes?

15.There are 125 drinking fountains in Central Park, New York?

16.George W. Bush and John Kerry are related?

17.The Florida Keys is home to 882 islands?

18.In 1913 over one million cars where registered in the US?

19.The state motto of Alaska is "north to the future"?

20.On January 3, 1959 Alaska became the 49th state?

21.The former vice-president Al Gore and Tommy Lee Jones were roommates at Harvard?

22.The first zoo in America was opened in Philadelphia in 1874?

23.In average over 60000 people fly over the US every hour?

24.Route 20 is the longest highway in the US?

25.The most superstitious president in the US history are belived to be Theodore Roosevelt?

26.The oldest city in the US is St. Augustine in Florida?

27.American green cards are not green. In 1964 they where green?

28.Henry Bronk gave name to The Bronx in New York?

29.The first submarine attack in history took place in New York Harbor in 1776?

30.Many of the American Quakers relocated to Costa Rica in 1951?

31.The first telephone book was published in New Haven, Connecticut in 1878. The book was only one page long and had fifty names in it?

32.San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments?

33.The ZIP code 12345 is assigned to a company in Schenectady, New York - General Electric?

34.The highest city in the United States is Leadville, Colorado(10,200 feet)?

35.90% of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants?

36.Americans throw away 44 million newspapers every day?

37.A 1997 Gallup poll discovered that 24 percent of American workers would, if they could, fire their boss?

38.During a lifetime an American Man will spend about 3,500 hours shaving?

39.Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace?

40.The smallest state capital in the US is Montpelier?

41.Atlantic City is home to longest boardwalk in the world?

42.The twin towers of World Trade Center in New York had 208 elevators?

43.The White House in Washington, DC was the biggest house in the United States until the Civil War?

44.The US Military Academy at West Point was the first engineering school in the US?

45.It's only called Air Force one when the US president is aboard the aircraft?

46.Alaska has rain forests?

47.Alaska has no borders to any other state?

48.The worlds longest cave system is the Mammoth Cave in Kentucky?

49.When it comes to making New Year's resolutions weight loss is one of the most common in the US?

50.Lake Tahoe is the highest alpine Lake in the US?

51.San Francisco has no cemeteries?

52.Dallas has More than 6000 restaurants?

53.A tornado once carried a motel sign 30 miles, from Oklahoma to Arkansas?

54.Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii is the most active volcano on Earth?

55.Hawaii has the largest number of introduced plants in the world?

56.The average number of tornadoes each year in the US is about 800?

57.Hawaii is one of the worlds most popular honeymoon destination?

58.Hawaii was once known as the Sandwich Islands?

59.Old segregation laws in Virginia required separate toilet for black and white people and thats why Pentagon has twice as many toilets as they actually need?

60.Reno in Nevada is located west of Los Angeles in California?

61.The first dollar coin in the US was the silver dollar in 1794?

62.Dollar bills are mostly made from cloths?

63.Since 1928 the picture of Benjamin Franklin has appeared on every $100 bill?

64.The Chinook salmon is the state fish of Oregon?

65.Nebraska is home to the largest porch swing in the world. 25 adults can sit in it?

66.New York City has 722 miles of subway track?

67.New York was once called Mahatta by local Indians?

68.New York was the first capital of the United States?

69.New York has the largest population of Jewish people outside of Israel?

70.People in some countires, like Sweden, open their Christmas presents 24 of Dec while in the US people open their presents on the 25 of Dec?

71.Delaware was the first State in the U.S?

72.Tennessee is the birthplace of miniature golf?

73.Wisconsin produce more cranberries that any other state?

74.The first jukebox in the world was located in San Francisco in 1899?

75.75% of all raisins eaten by people in the U.S. are eaten at breakfast?

76.Americans eat six times the amount of protein they actually need in a day?

77.Americans throw away about 5 million bicycles each year?

78.The Green Card is actually pink?

79.In 1991, the average bra size in the United States was 34B. Now it's 36C?

80.Americans alone consume more than nine pounds of pickles per person each year?

81.Tennessee is home to the steepest passenger incline railway in the U.S.

82.Americans change about 400 million oil filters a year?

83.93% of American children will go out trick or treating for Halloween?

84.Americans are making roughly three times more trips to casinos than trips to ballparks?

85.Americans file about 70000 lawsuits every single day?

86.Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace?

87.The longest beach in the U.S. is in Washington State?

88.The first umbrella factory in the U.S. was built in Maryland?

89.A B-25 bomber airplane crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945?

90.Americans eat about 35000 tons of pasta every year?

91.Some people living in Canada are automatically citizens of the U.S.?

92.Americans eat so much cereal each year that a chain of empty boxes would stretch all the way to the moon and back to earth?

93.The state nickname of Iowa is The Hawkeye State?

94.Americans save less than one percent of their incomes?

95.Americans will eat about 150 million hot dogs every day?

96.Where ever you stand in Michigan, you are never more than 85 miles from a Great Lake?

97.Americans consume more ice cream than any other nation in the world?

98.Maryland is home to 10 different kinds of bats?

99.Americans consume an average of about 67 pounds of sugar each in a year?

100.During a lifetime an American Man will spend about 3 500 hours shaving?

101.Americans throw away 44 million newspapers everyday?

102.On March 29, 1848, Niagara Falls stopped flowing for 30 hours because of ice blocking the River?

103.Americans consume on an average 3 hamburgers a week?

104.Americans gamble more money each year than the money they spend on groceries?

105.Montana is home to the shortest river in the world. Roe River is about 200 feet long?

106.There are 556 officially recognized native American tribes?

107.Americans consume 17 billion quarts of popcorn annually?

108.Kansas City has more fountains than Rome?

109.Americans eat more than 16 pounds of French fries per person annually?

110.The average number of people airborne over the U.S. at any given hour is about 61,000?

111.Americans write more than 42 billion checks every year?

112.Americans spent about 54 - 55 billion dollars on gambling every year?

113.The word Arkansas comes from an old Indian word. The word means "land of the orange barrels"?

114.Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors?

115.The poorest state i U.S. is Mississippi?

116.75% of all immigrants who come to US are settled i California, New Jersey, Florida, New York, Illinois and Texas?

117.Americans are the biggest polluters in the world?

118.Illinois has the highest number of personalized license plates than any other state?

119.Americans spend about $500 million a year on ketchup?

120.Every 45 seconds, a house catches on fire in the United States?

121.Americans have not always driven on the right?

122.Americans tops the world in plastic surgery. Mexico comes in second place?

123.During the Civil War, more soldiers died of disease than they did from gunshots and fighting?

124.More Civil War battles were fought in Virginia than in any other state?

125.Americans use an average of about eight batteries a year per person?

126.A town in Texas is called "Ding Dong"?

127.Over 20% of the population of California are born in other countries?

128.Americans trow away 4.4 pounds of trash each day per person?

129.Idaho is home to the deepest gorge in the U.S?

130.Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour?

131.Americans eat 18 acres of pizza each day?
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I knew the Philidelphia Zoo fact. I live right outside of Philly, and they're still celebrating thier 150th anniversary. :D
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that's cool! ^_^
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heres another fact: in 6/6/06, over one hundred people came to protest at Hell, Michigan

Next week, a couple's gonna get married in space

the IM was invented when the Brittish and the Americans needed a way to comunicate duiring world war 2

good article ^^
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woah.... cool facts ^_^
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