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21 Things About America That Most Americans Don’t Realize

Some Americans have trouble remembering the words to the Star Spangled Banner and that is like the most basic American thing to know. It would be asking a little much to have the populace dig deeper and find out more weird things about our country. So sit back and relax, we’ve done all the research for you and I’ve provided this neat little compendium of strange but true facts about America. Educate yourself!

1. 1 out of every 8 Americans have been employed by McDonald’s at some point.

employed by McDonald's

2. Apple has more money than the U.S. Treasury.

Apple has money

3. In Montana, cows out number people 3 to 1.

cows out people

4. 1 American consumes the same amount of resources as 32 Kenyans.

American consumes resources

5. The first person to own a slave in America was a black man.

own a slave

6. College athletes are treated like celebrities. In reality, they are just students taking part in an extracurricular activity.

College athletes celebrities

7. Though most Americans speak English, we have no official national language.

Americans speak English

8. 1 out every 3 Americans is obese.

Americans is obese

9. Roughly 25% of Americans believe in reincarnation.

believe in reincarnation

10. It is actually completely legal for underage kids to smoke cigarettes, but it is illegal for them to purchase them.

legal for underage

11. Medical errors are the 6th leading cause of death in the US.

Medical errors leading

12. Virginia has birthed more presidents than any other state.

Virginia birthed presidents

13. 27% of Americans don’t believe we landed on the moon.

Americans don't believe

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

$10 in pocket

15. 100 acres of pizza are served in the US every day.

100 acres pizza

16. Americans spend roughly 4.4 years of their life at each of their jobs.

4.4 years jobs

17. The Library of Congress is keeping an archive of every tweet ever tweeted.

Library of Congress

18. During prohibition the government started poisoning beer, which led to thousands of deaths.

government poisoning beer

19. 40% of births in America are from unmarried women.

births from unmarried

20. 22 million chickens are consumed in the US every day.

22 million chickens

21. America is one of the only countries to display their flag almost everywhere.

flag almost everywhere

America certainly is a great country. Share this post if you’re proud to be an American. Let us know what you think in the comment below: