The micronation of the Conch Republic seceded from the United States in 1982. They declared war on April 23rd 1982 and surrendered 1 minute after the declaration so they could apply for foreign aid.
On 7 May 1999, the United States bombed a Chinese Embassy and claimed it was a mistake. The incident is still brought up in meetings.
Similar to the fact that the American South may referred to as “The Bible Belt”, or the Great Lakes Region is referred to as “The Rust Belt”, the Mormon Corridor (in the Midwest of the US)is nicknamed “The Jello Belt” because they consume twice the amount of Jello as the average American.
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.