How Many of These Facts about America Did You Know?
Our Grand Old Flag
Talk about a Great Lake
There is enough water in Lake Superior to cover the entire landmass of North and South America in one foot of liquid.
A whole lotta pizza
Meanwhile, we sell enough pizza every day to cover 100 acres.
Our mighty military
The largest air force in the world is the U.S. Air Force. The world’s second-largest air force is the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps combined.
Cry me a (very old) river
Three of the world’s five oldest rivers flow here: The New, the Susquehanna, and the French Broad Rivers are each hundreds of millions of years old.
The power of youth
But our nation is young: The government is still paying one pension on behalf of a Civil War veteran (to his 85-year-old daughter).
America’s deadliest job
Statistically, the deadliest job in America is … president. Of the
44 men who’ve held the post, four have been assassinated in office—
a rate of roughly 9 percent (or about one in ten) killed on the job.
An entrepreneurial president
THE ALFRED WHITAL STERN COLLECTION OF LINCOLNIANA, ALEXANDER HESLER/LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
The president you don’t want to mess with
NAPOLEON SARONY/LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
The only president who was an executioner: Grover Cleveland. As sheriff of Erie County, New York, he hanged a murderer.
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