Facts about america
Here are some interesting facts about the land of the free and the braveThere are so many fascinating things to know about the land of the free and the brave, but so many facts about america are just plain weird and/or silly. The compilation here is way off the beaten path, so to speak, as most of the facts about america that are included are unknown and unexpected. These odd facts span the nation and include tidbits involving famous people like Thomas Jefferson and tourist spots in cities on the east coast like New York to San Francisco on the west coast.
Facts about America range in subject matter as well. Some concern general information, some relate to architecture and landmarks, and still others stress some odd point or achievement about different Americans.
What are some interesting facts about america?
1- The Empire State Building and The Statue of Liberty
Of all the major tourist spots in New York City, the Empire State Building is next to the most popular after the Statue of Liberty. The Empire State building was considered an example of the most modern architecture of the day. In the final scenes of the film, King Kong, the poor ape hangs from a tower atop the building. Did you know that tower was no prop, and was originally constructed as a docking device for dirigibles? There are also more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State building. Did you know that?
Some of the most interesting facts about america concern Lady Liberty. In high winds, the statue has been known to sway up to 3 inches and the torch can move up to five inches! Bet you didnít know that three people since 1929 have taken their lives in plunges from the statue!
2- Gettysburg, PA
The next time you plan a visit to Gettysburg, PA to view the aftermath of that terrible Civil War conflict, remember that it represented an accidental clash of forces that despite the enormous loss of life on both sides, never would have occurred if Robert E Lee hadnít deflected the path of his army so that his men could get new shoes from a local shoe factory!
Did you know that one of the most interesting facts about america concerns the largest living thing on the face of the earth? Wonder what it is? Itís a giant mushroom that lives underground in Oregon. To date, it measures three-and-one-half miles in diameter!
4- San Francisco, California
This city has one of the largest Chinese communities outside Asia in the entire world.
Alaska is the state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work.
It was once illegal to take a bath in the wintertime in Indiana.
Other interesting facts about america
Upon returning from political service overseas in the late 1700s, Thomas Jefferson introduced Americans to both spaghetti and well-cooked pieces of potato from France known as French fries.
The day after Thanksgiving is considered the busiest day for plumbers in the United States.
Approximately 35 million Americans are linked by blood to one (or more) of the 102 pilgrims who came to America on the Mayflower in 1620.
All American Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like being seen wearing them in public.
Fondly referred to as the ďFather of Our Country,Ē George Washington never had any children of his own! (Martha had children from a previous marriage.)
Many facts about america abound, making it one of the most fascinating countries on the face of the earth. Read more about this great land we live in every chance you get!