21 Things About America That Most Americans Don’t Realize

Whether you’re an American or not, you most likely won’t know any of these weird or interesting facts. If you do know some of these already it’s safe to say that you’re way ahead of the pack when it comes to sad, silly, and strange American facts. After all, far too many Americans don’t even know the basic stuff such as the Bill of Rights. If you’re one of those people please educate yourself before continuing. For everyone else, here are some strange things about America you’ve probably never heard before. Hopefully none of them make you cry.

1.) 1 out of every 8 Americans have been employed by McDonald’s at some point.

2.) Apple has more money than the U.S. Treasury.

3.) In Montana, cows outnumber people 3 to 1.

4.) 1 American consumes the same amount of resources as 32 Kenyans.

5.) The first person to own a slave in America was a black man.

6.) College athletes are treated like celebrities when in all actuality, they are just students taking part in an extracurricular activity.

7.) Though most Americans speak English, we have no official national language.

8.) 1 out of every 3 Americans is obese.

9.) Roughly 25% of Americans believe in reincarnation.

10.) It is actually completely legal for underage kids to smoke cigarettes, but it is illegal for them to purchase them.

11.) Medical errors are the 6th leading cause of death in the US.

12.) Virginia has birthed more presidents than any other state.

13.) 27% of Americans don’t believe we landed on the moon. At least, per the official story.

14.) If you have $10 in your pocket and no debt, you are wealthier than 25% of Americans.

15.) 100 acres of pizza are served in the US every day.

16.) Americans spend roughly 4.4 years of their life at each of their jobs.

17.) The Library of Congress is keeping an archive of every tweet ever tweeted.

18.) During prohibition the government started poisoning beer, which led to thousands of deaths.

19.) 40% of births in America are from unmarried women.

20.) 22 million chickens are consumed in the US every day.

21.) America is one of the only countries to display their flag almost everywhere.

I hope you learned something today that will make for an interesting conversation piece. Better yet, I hope this makes you want to change America for the better. Do you think your friends know these 21 things? See if they do by sharing this on Facebook.