The saying “Thank God for Mississippi” is used by residents of states who do poorly in rankings comparing US States, because Mississippi is almost always doing worse than they are.
In 1918, the geographic center of the United States was determined by balancing a cardboard cutout shape of the US on a point. It was accurate to within 20 miles.
The USA has a law that allows citizens to occupy any unclaimed island in the world, as long as there is seabird or bat poop on it.
Americans work 137 more hours per year than Japanese workers, 260 more hours per year than British workers, and 499 more hours per year than French workers.
US continues to violate U.N. Convention Against Torture signed 20 years ago.
Out of the 238 years that the United States of America has been a nation, 216 of those years has been in conflict or war, which is about 90% of the time.
Between 2004-2006, more than 500 Indian workers were lured into working for shipyards in America with the promise of American citizenship. The company sent them into a labor camp, held their passports, extorted them with lies about various fees, and threatened them with legal and physical harm.
If everyone lived like a resident of the United States, we would need the resources of 4.5 planet Earths for sustainable supply.
Americans can’t pass their own citizenship test. An impressive 91% of immigrants who seek to take an American citizenship test pass it. A sampling of Miami residents — all of whom were naturalized American citizens — didn’t do as well. Only 1 in 15 passed.
The USA made a $1 Billion payment to Native Americans for the theft of 56 million acres of land. Attorney general, Eric Holder, said the settlement was fair and honorable.