17-year-old Robert Heff developed our 50-star flag for a high school assignment. Heft believed Hawaii and Alaska would become states in 1958.
Few think Lake Superior is enormous. Lake Superior has three quadrillion gallons. North and South America would flood a foot. Lake Superior shipwrecks make sense.
Americans eat 3 billion pizzas a year, enough to cover 100 acres. But we don't know how many of those were eaten by Amazon employees, due to Jeff Bezos' "Two Pizza Rule."
The U.S. Constitution was written on parchment, not hemp paper. Parchment is made from animal skin and is more durable than hemp paper.
In California, New Mexico, and Texas, more people speak Spanish than English. 13.4% of the US population, or 42.5 million people, speak Spanish as a native tongue.
More People Speak Spanish Than English in Some Parts of the Country
In addition to the Democrats and Republicans, there are five other minor political parties in the US: Libertarian, Green, Constitution, Reform, and American Independent.
Philadelphia was the first capital of the US, where the Declaration of Independence was signed. It was later moved to Washington, DC.
Philadelphia Was the Original Capital of the United States
The first $1 bill had Salmon P. Chase's portrait, not George Washington's. It was replaced by George Washington's portrait in 1929.
In 1867, the US bought Alaska from Russia for 7.2 million dollars. The purchase was made by William Seward, and Alaska officially became part of the US on October 18th, 1867.
The United States Bought Alaska From Russia for Pennies