20 crazy facts about America & Americans
1. In the U.S., over one million gallons of cosmetics, drinks, and lotions are sold that contain aloe in them per year.
2. On average, 749 pounds of paper products is used by an American individual annually.
3. On average, a Canadian girl owns seven Barbie dolls, whereas an American girl owns eight.
4. Annually Americans eat 45 million turkeys at Thanksgiving.
5. There are more than 40 million Americans that have “chronic halitosis,” which is bad breath that never goes away.
6. In an year, an average American kid eats 46 slices of pizza.
7. Americans write approximately 50 billion checks a year making it the second most frequent payment method used after cash.
8. One out of four American households own a cat.
9. The world’s tallest battle monument is found in Houston, Texas.
10. One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television.
11. An average American child watches approximately 28 hours of television in one week.
12. Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum.
13. The Mall of America, located in Bloomington, Minnesota is so big that it can hold 24,336 school buses.
14. Annually, fires that occur at home kill more Americans than all natural disasters combined.
15. Only 55 percent of all Americans know that the sun is a star.
16. In America, the most common mental illness is Anxiety Disorders.
17. Nowhere in the Constitution does it say that US Supreme Court justices have to be lawyers or have any legal training. In fact, several justices in the court’s history had never attended law school. James Byrnes, on the court from 1941 to 1942, had little formal education and never attended college.
18. The 8 billion U.S. notes printed each year are enough to wrap around the earth’s equator over 30 times.
19. You would have to double-fold a U.S. currency note about 4,000 times before it would tear.
20. The wettest place in the world is Mountain Waialeale in Hawaii.