One out of every four bridges in America either carries more traffic than originally intended or is in need of repair.
Americans rank well below the worldwide average in just about every measure of skill. In math, reading, and technology-driven problem-solving, the United States performed worse than nearly every other country in the group of developed nations.
Despite popular belief, Americans actually pay more taxes for healthcare than Canadians, Australians, and Western Europeans.
The US is seeking a new law requiring foreign institutions to report all assets owned by Americans which has lead to more people renouncing their citizenship in the last quarter of 2013 than the entire years of 2006-2009 combined.
The largest Embassy in the world is the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. It cost $750 million to build, employs 16,000 people and costs $6 billion a year to run.
A study showed US Southerners aren’t actually the fattest Americans; when previous US weight surveys were scrutinized, which used self-reported over-the-phone data collection, it found the South had the smallest discrepancy between reported & actual weight. In other words, they lied less.
There are 3,778 Americans claiming asylum in other countries because they feel persecuted by the USA.
The U.S. is the world’s only industrialized nation that taxes citizens who live overseas, even if their income is generated in a foreign country and they never return to America.