The city of Town Line, New York declared independence from the Union in 1861 and their decision was forgotten about after the US Civil War. They remained sovereign until 1946.
Elmo is the only non-human to testify before the U.S. Congress.
The United States once fought 32 tons of shark fins, and the fins won.
About 1 in every 36 people living in the United States resides in New York City.
Texas makes as much money as Russia every year.
The US birthrate is down from 23 births per 1000 in 1960 to 13.8 in 2011, the lowest point in history.
In terms of economic freedom the United States is only ranked as the 10th most free. It’s fallen five places since 2008.
At the time of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, government officials falsely reported 375 deaths to protect real estate prices, even though the figure is estimated to be at minimum 3000.