Fun Facts About USA

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The United States of America is a huge country that has varied physical features, climates and people following different cultures and religions. The country has witnessed many wars and has been ruled by innumerable Presidents. Hence the list of fun facts about this country is endless. Here are some of them that will raise your eyebrows in amazement.

Fact 1 Geography Of The USA
1. U.S.A. is one of the largest countries in the world regarding the area that is covers, population as well as economy. The country is a home to diverse population and so the culture of this country is unique. It has people of almost all countries who have become citizens of America and such diverse cultural group has influenced the lives of the original people living here
2. There are in all 50 states in the United States. The size of the states is considerably different from one another. The smallest state has as area of 1545 square miles (4,002sq km) and it is known as Rhode Island. The largest is Alaska and it has an area of 663,268 square miles (1,717,854 sq. km). The longest coastline in the United States of America is in Alaska and it is 6,640 miles (10,686 km).
3. America and Russia appear to be positioned quite far from each other. Although at the nearest point they are even less than 4 km apart.
4. In the U.S.A. there is a town in West Virginia. It is known as “Big Ugly”.
5. Allen is the poorest place in the U.S A. It is located in South Dakota and the population of this place comprises of 96% Native Americans.

Fact 2 Food Habits Of The Americans
1. It is unbelievably true that 100 acres of Pizza are sold every day in the U.S.
2. The amount of resources consumed by an American is equal to the amount that 32 Kenyans consume 100 acres of Pizza are sold every day.
3. Americans collectively eat 100 pounds of chocolate every second.
4. 8 billion chickens are consumed in America every year.
5. Consumption rate is so high in the US that four planet earths would be required to maintain the consumption levels of the country.
6. The banana is the favorite fruit and very popular among the Americans.
7. An average person consumes 35 tons of food throughout his life in the U.S.A.

Fact 3 Health Facts
1. As compared to other countries, USA spends more money on healthcare. But life expectancy is below average.
2. Each year nearly 50,000 people die of exposure to second hand smoke in the USA alone.
3. Although the maximum amount of research is carried out in the U.S. regarding obesity problems, the ratio of obesity in America is 1:3.
4. In spite of large hoardings and precautionary messages, it is legal for teenagers to smoke in the USA but they are not allowed to purchase their smokes.
5. As a result of legalization of teenage smoking, everyday 4000 teens smoke for the first time and among them 1000 make it a habit.
6. Smoking kills 1 in every 5 persons each year in the U.S.A.
7. Women who become mothers are mostly unmarried in America.
8. Among the various causes of death in the US, medical errors are the 6th leading cause of death.
9. Suicide rate is higher than murder in the US.
10. The use of plastic bags is banned all over the globe but 60,000 plastic bags are being used every 5 seconds in the U.S.

There is still more to know about this huge country and every moment some new fact is coming up for all to know about it.

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