The United States of America is one of the biggest and wealthiest countries in the world. And there is many unknown and known facts about this large country. Here’s a list of 15 quirky and interesting USA facts. Did you know these Facts about the USA?
To make this even more fun and interesting, I want to challenge you! How many of the facts about the USA do you already know? Share your result in the comment section at the end of this article.
1.What is USA most known for?
The United States of America is a North American nation that is the world's most dominant economic and military power. Likewise, its cultural imprint spans the world, led in large part by its popular culture expressed in music, movies and television.
2.How many acres of pizza are served in the US everyday?
Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza each day, or 350 slices per second. Pizza is a $30 billion per year industry. There are approximately 61,269 pizzerias in the United States.
3. What inventions were made in America?
Throughout history, there has been countless of American inventors who’ve come up with inventions that have changed the world.
Some of the most notable inventions are the transistor, the internet, the lightbulb, the airplane and of course the improved cell phone by Martin Cooper.
These are just some of the many inventions that Americans have given the world.
4. Who created current American flag?
The current flag of the USA was designed by a 17-year-old
His name was Robert G. Heft and he did it as a school project. He originally received a B– for the project, but he was later awarded an A after the flag was accepted by the Congress.
5. How many Olympic medals has USA won?
From 1896 to 2018 inclusive, U.S. athletes have won a total of 2,523 medals (1,022 of them gold) at the Summer Olympic Games, more than any other nation, and another 305 (105 of them gold) at the Winter Olympic Games, the second most behind Norway.
6. How much energy is used in the US?
In 2016, world total primary energy consumption was about 572.8 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu). U.S. primary consumption was about 97.5 quadrillion Btu, equal to 17% of world total primary energy consumption.
7.What is the most common name in USA?
If your name is James or Mary, you got the most common male and female names. As for surname, Smith is the most common one. About 1% of the total population has Smith as their last name.
8. Which countries can US citizens visit without visa?
Americans can travel the world quite freely and they can pride themselves with the fact that they have one of the world’s best passports. U.S. citizens have visa-free access to 174 countries across the globe, including such far-flung destinations as Brunei and Kyrgyzstan. U.S citizens can even get a visa on arrival for many countries, including Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Bahrain, Cambodia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Nepal, Rwanda, and others.
9.How close is America to Russia?
In the middle of the Bering Strait between Alaska and Siberia, the U.S. and Russia own 1 island each which are divided by the international date line. These two islands are just 3.8 km (2.36121053 miles) apart from each other.
10.How many vegetables does the average American eat?
On average, only 14 percent of American adults consume at least 2 servings of fruit and at least 3 servings of vegetables daily.
11. Which is national bird of USA?
The bald eagle is the national bird of the United States of America. The bald eagle appears on its seal.
12. What is the national food of USA?
The national dish of the USA is said to be hamburgers, brownies, or apple pie.
13. What is the most common profession in the US?
Retail Salespersons. This is the most common profession, and 2.includes about 4.5 million salespeople across the country.
Food Preparation And Serving Workers.
14. What is the official language of the United States?
The most commonly used language in the United States is English (specifically, American English), which is the de facto national language. Nonetheless, many other languages are also spoken, or historically have been spoken, in the United States.
15. How many McDonald's are in the US?
While some sources claim that there are closer to 16,000 McDonald's outlets in the United States, the official figure is a little lower at 14,146.
SMALL DID YOU KNOW FACTS:
Christmas was illegal in the USA until 1836 as it was considered an ancient pagan holiday
An average American eats 35 tons of food in a lifetime
The tallest mountain the US is Mt McKinley, located in the state of Alaska it reaches 20,320 ft (6,194 m) above sea level.
The most populated city in the US is New York City, followed by Los Angeles and Chicago.
The first man to walk on the moon was American Neil Armstrong (July 21, 1969).
In America is a palace made totally out of corn called Corn Palace
There’s a shop inside a dinosaur’s tummy called Cabazon Dinosaurs