Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Strange But True Facts About The United States

Here are some strange but true facts about the United States of America!

 Although English is the most commonly spoken language used in the U.S. and is the language used in government, the country has no official language.

 The tallest mountain in the world is located in the United States!  Mauna Kea, located in Hawaii, is only 13,796 feet (4,205 m) in altitude above sea level, however, when measured from the seafloor it is over 32,000 feet (10,000 meters) high, making it taller than Mt Everest  (Earth's tallest mountain above sea level at 29,028 feet or 8,848 meters).

 The state of Alaska is 429 times larger than the state of Rhode Island is.  But Rhode Island has a much higher population!

 Montana has 3 times as many cows as it does people.

The world’s tallest battle monument is found in Houston, Texas

The world’s highest roller coaster is located in Jackson, New Jersey

The world’s first atomic bomb was set off in New Mexico during 1945.

The first US capital was New York City.

The center of North America is in the town of Rugby, North Dakota.

The center of the U.S. is in the town of Castle Rock, South Dakota.

Bagdad, California once had no rain for 2 years!

Boulder, Colorado is the only city in the U.S. to own a glacier.

The wettest place in the world is Mountain Waialeale in Hawaii.

Hawaii is the only state that grows coffee.

More breakfast cereal is made in Battle Creek, Michigan than any other city in the world.

Death Valley is the lowest point in the U.S.

Alaska has a longer coastline than all the other 49 states put together.

The Four Corners region is the only point at which 4 states come together.

Maine makes more toothpicks than any other state.

The first U.S. Mint was in Pennsylvania.

The first night baseball game was played in Cincinnati, Ohio.

California grows more food than any other state.

The smallest state has the longest name! State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

More Revolutionary War battles were fought in South Carolina than in any other state.

The oldest public building in the U.S. is in New Mexico.

In Nebraska, you can still see the tracks of wagons over 100 years ago!

Maine sees the sunrise before the whole U.S. every day.

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