40 Weird Facts about the United States.
The following are 40 weird facts about the United States that are almost too crazy to believe….
#1 The highest point in the state of Florida is only 345 feet (115 yards) above sea level.
#2 Today, 66 percent of all Americans are considered to be overweight.
#3 The state of Alaska is 429 times larger than the state of Rhode Island is. But Rhode Island has a significantly larger population than Alaska does.
#4 The average supermarket in the United States wastes about 3,000 pounds of food each year.
#5 Approximately 48 percent of all Americans are currently either considered to be “low income” or are living in poverty.
#6 Alaska has a longer coastline than all of the other 49 U.S. states put together.
#7 In the UK, an average of about $3,500 is spent on healthcare per person each year. In the United States, an average of about $8,500 is spent on healthcare per person each year.
#8 Montana has three times as many cows as it does people.
#9 The average U.S. citizen drinks the equivalent of more than 600 sodas each year.
#10 The only place in the United States where coffee is grown commercially is in Hawaii.
#11 The United States has 845 motor vehicles for every 1,000 people. Japan only has 593 for every 1,000 people and Germany only has 540 for every 1,000 people.
#12 The grizzly bear is the official state animal of California. But no grizzly bears have been seen there since 1922.
#13 For many years it was the other way around, but today a majority of all Americans (including Pat Robertson) actually support the legalization of marijuana.
#14 Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. president to have been born in a hospital.
#15 In the middle of the last century, the United States was #1 in the world in GDP per capita. Today, the United States is #13 in GDP per capita.
#16 Today, approximately 25 million American adults are living with their parents.
#17 One survey found that 25 percent of all employees that have Internet access in the United States visit pornography websites while they are at work.
#18 In 2011, our trade deficit with China was more than 49,000 times largerthan it was back in 1985.
#19 One out of every seven Americans has at least 10 credit cards.
#20 The city of Juneau, Alaska is about 3,000 square miles large. It is actually bigger than the entire state of Delaware.
#21 The United States puts a higher percentage of its population in prisonthan any other nation on earth does.
#22 There are more unemployed workers in the United States than there are people living in the entire nation of Greece.
#23 The original name of the city of Atlanta was “Terminus“.
#24 Sadly, more than 52 percent of all children that live in Cleveland, Ohio are living in poverty.
#25 The median price of a home in the city of Detroit is now about $6000.
#26 Back in 1950, more than 80 percent of all men in the United States had jobs. Today, less than 65 percent of all men in the United States have jobs.