15 Quick United States Facts

Note: This is a guest post contributed by List25.com.

15: Alaska is the state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work.
14: 27% of Americans believe man has never walked on the moon.
13: The American flag’s official colors are “Old Glory Red”, “White”, and “Old Glory Blue”.
12: Even though the grizzly bear is California’s official state animal, none have been seen there since 1922.
11: More breakfast cereal is made in Battle Creek, Michigan than in any other city worldwide.
10: The seven rays on the crown of the Statue of Liberty represent the seven continents. Each measures up to 9 feet in length and weighs as much as 150 pounds.
9: Montana has three times as many cows as it does people.
8: The Liberty Bell was last rung on George Washington’s Birthday in 1846. It received its fatal crack a few hours later.
7: About 35 million Americans share DNA with at least one of the 102 pilgrims who arrived aboard the Mayflower in 1620.
6: US Highway 550 in Colorado became known as Million Dollar Highway because its roadbed was paved with low-grade gold ore.
5: The state of Alaska is 429 times larger than the state of Rhode Island, but Rhode Island has a significantly larger population.
4: Although Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., it is technically 47th because Congress forgot to vote on a resolution to admit it to the Union until 1953.
3: Snake Alley, the most crooked street in the world, can be found in Burlington, Iowa.
2: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Woodrow Wilson were all born in Virginia, making it the birthplace of more Presidents than any other state.
1: The Japanese sent bombs aboard balloons to the United States during World War II. Dozens of them actually landed, causing some damage. One of them even killed an Oregon family in 1944. The scary part is that there might be more lying around undiscovered!

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  • Wilmer

    Here’s a direct link to list25. http://list25.com/25-fascinating-facts-about-america/

    However, considering the lack of sources, I’m surprised it got posted here. Today I found is usually pretty good at listing sources.

    • @Wilmer: With guest posts, I generally weigh the plausibility of what they are talking about and anything that seems even remotely fishy, I look it up myself to verify. List25 is usually pretty good with accuracy I’ve found though.

  • Yer Pal

    What the heck is “Old Glory Red” & “Old Glory Blue”?
    Signed – Canadian Guy

    • A Disgruntled Brit

      I believe they would be colours.