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15 Grand Facts About USA

The United States is a republic nation comprising of 50 states and covering almost half of North American continent. It has made a mark in almost everything from technology to sports hub. However, there are some fascinating facts we have researched and collected so far that you might haven’t heard before. Let us take a look at each one of them.

1. Alaska was not a part of US:

Previously, Alaska was under the control of Russia. In 1867, US government purchased it from Russia, and now it is the largest state in the entire US.

Alaska was not a part of US

2. USA is the 3rd most populated country:

USA is so far the third largest country in terms of popular, after China and India. Experts claim that it could become 2nd most populated country by 2045, while India would dominate China by 2022.

USA is the 3rd most populated country

3. Almost Half of the Tornadoes occur in US:

About 50% of the world’s tornadoes hit in the Midwest region of the US. Thus, this region is also called known as Tornado Alley.

Half of the Tornadoes occur in US

4. We have INTERNET because of USA:

During 1990’s US Military started up a project called ARPANET for military use. Later it was opened for all by combining it with other popular network. Hence, Internet was derived from it.

INTERNET founded in USA

5. US is the largest consumer of Petroleum:

Nearly 19.7 million barrels of crude oil is consumed per day in USA which is equivalent to 37% of all types of energies consumed in US. Earth has about 1.688 trillion barrels of crude available, which would last 53.3 years at the current rate of consumption.

 

6. USA is 3rd largest country in terms of land area:

US is also third largest country on the basis of land area only dominated by Russia and Canada.

USA is 3rd largest country in terms of land area

7. The first nuclear weapons were developed and tested by US:

USA was the first country to develop nuclear bombs for destruction in war. Although, it is also the first one to test nuclear bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima cities of Japan.

The first nuclear weapons were developed and tested by US

8. 7% of Americans claim that they never bathe:

On a survey, it was found that nearly 7% of all Americans refuse to take a bathe on a working day.

7% of Americans claim that they never bathe

9. 25% Americans live on less than 10$ a day:

If you have US$10 in your pocket bu without any debts, then you are wealthier than 25% of Americans. While, 71% of world’s population live on less than 10$ a day.

25% Americans live on less than 10$ a day

10. Chocolates are the most eaten food stuff in US:

On an average Americans eat nearly 100 pounds of chocolates every second collectively followed by pizza.

Chocolates are the most eaten food stuff in US

11. A quarter of prisoners in the world are in jails of US:

There are nearly 10 million prisoners around the world, and 2.8 million of them are in US prisons.

A quarter of prisoners in the world are in jails of US

12. 40% births in US are from unmarried women:

In a study, it was revealed that about 40% people of US have come from unmarried women.

40% births in US are from unmarried women

13. More people die in US from smoking than accidents:

Every year, 1 in every 5 deaths is because of smoking. Nearly, 4000 teens try smoking every day in US, and 1000 of them get addicted to it on a daily basis.

More people die in US from smoking than accidents

14. 20 Million Americans live in Mobile Homes:

There is no official language in US

15. There is no official language in US:

Even though, English is the most spoken language in USA followed by Spanish, there is no official language in US.

There is no official language in US

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