Interesting Facts About USA
The United States of America, commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America,
The Current US Flag was Designed by a High School
The current US flag features 50 stars and was designed by Robert G. Heft. Heft created the American flag in 1958 as a class project in his junior year in high school. Robert got a B- in his project but was assured by Stanley Pratt, his teacher, that his grade would be reviewed if the United States Congress was to accept the design for the flag. Heft’s design was not only accepted but also adopted by the 1959 presidential proclamation.
The United States of America’s capital was originally New York City
As weird as it sounds, New York was the first capital city of the US. NY served as the nation’s capital city for five years between 1785 and 1790. The city represented a significant role in the founding of a new government following the defeat of the British and the Treaty of Paris which concluded the war.
The United States Invented the Internet
The records of the internet date back to the 1950s when electric computers were being produced. Through the early 1960s, the US Department of Defense awarded contracts for packet network systems. ARPANET was the first switching network to be formed.
The US has the Biggest Economy in the World
The United States has the largest economy on the planet. The nation’s economy estimates for about 25% of the world’s nominal GDP. The economy in the US is associated with the country’s large population, high average wages, a similarly young population, moderate unemployment, technological innovation, and high consumer spending.
The US President is the Deadliest Job
Statistically speaking, no job in the United States of America is more dangerous than that of the president. Why? 45 men have held the title. Four of those individuals were assassinated in office. (Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, James A. Garfield, and William McKinley), while four more died while on the job including (William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Warren Harding, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt).
That’s a rate of almost 18 percent or nearly 1 out of 5 who died in the job. For this reason, millions go into the protection of the presidents every year.
Protecting Trump and his family had been assessed at S120 million.
More crazy facts
The entire world’s population could fit inside Los Angeles
Yeah, you read that right. The world’s population which is more than 7.5 billion can fit inside the city in CA. But it’s not that simple, the entire population would have to stand shoulder to shoulder to fit inside the 500 square mile city.
Four babies are born every second
Every second, we embrace four new babies into our overall population. This translates to 250 births each minute, 15,000 each hour, and 360,000 each day. In a full year, there are about 131.4 million babies born on Earth.
Grapes are toxic to dogs
Grapes can cause fatal kidney failure in both canines and felines. While one grape or raisin isn’t plausible to kill your pet, they can get very ill from a surprisingly small amount. It’s not specifically known what compound in grapes creates this reaction.
The Concept of Sunday as a day of rest was started by a Roman emperor
We trace this practice to the Bible’s creation story where God rested on the seventh day, but in ancient times the seventh day was Saturday, not Sunday. It was Constantine (a Roman Emperor who ruled between AD 306 and 337) who declared Sunday a day of rest in 321 AD.
Muhammad is thought to be the most popular name in the world
Forget Chad, James, Smith, and Mary—the most popular name in the world is considered to be Muhammad. According to the Independent, approximately 150 million males around the world have this name. The fame is thanks to a Muslim culture of naming each first-born son after the Islamic prophet.
A day in Venus is longer than a year
Venus has a slow axis rotation which takes 243 Earth days to achieve its day. The orbit of Venus around the Sun is 225 Earth days, making a day in Venus way longer than a year.
South Sudan is the youngest country in the world
Some nations are hundreds of years old, while others can trace their nation’s history back for thousands of years. But South Sudan in North Africa just got its independence from Sudan in 2011, which as of now makes it the youngest country in the world.
Flamingoes aren’t really pink.
When flamingoes are born, their feathers are gray or white. The pink tone is gained over time from the food they consume. The fish and algae they eat bear chemicals called carotenoids that dye their feathers.
Shampooing is an Indian concept
Shampoo was invented in India, not the commercial liquid ones but the process of using herbs. The word ‘shampoo’ itself has originated from the Sanskrit word champu, which means to massage.