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.
In 1893 an amendment was proposed to rename the US to the United States of Earth.
1 in every 100 American adults are in prison, and that the U.S has more people in prison than China. 40% of which are black, despite black people comprising only 12.5% of the population. If you are a black man born in 1991, there is roughly a one in three chance you will go to jail at some point in your life.
A German citizen was arrested by the CIA, taken in secret to Afghanistan, tortured, sodomized, and held captive for 5 months. His lawsuit against the U.S./CIA was dismissed to “preserve state secrets”.
40% of Americans never moved away from the town they were born in.
In most of the United States you can be fired from your job for basically no reason and have no legal recourse.