In celebration of the birth of our country, here are twenty remarkable facts about the good ol’ U.S.of A. that you can share and impress your friends with.  

  1. 2.5 million people lived in the U.S. in 1776 while today it’s about 314 million.

  2. Every tweet Americans send is being archived by the Library of Congress.

  3. There are more single people than married people in the U.S. nowadays.

  4. 80% of the land in Nevada is owned by the U.S. government.

  5. U.S. former presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died within hours of each other, on the 4th of July in 1826.

  6. The U.S. State with the longest official name is the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

  7. There’s an official Rock Paper Scissors League in the U.S.

  8. There are more Facebook users from the U.S. than U.S. citizens that voted in the last election.

  9. The banana is the most popular fruit in the U.S.

  10. The biggest bill the U.S. issued was a $10,000 bill.

  11. In 1893, an amendment was proposed to rename the U.S. into the "United States of the Earth".

  12. No U.S. president has been elected after being divorced except for Ronald Reagan.

  13. Gerald Ford was the only to have served as both U.S. President and Vice President without being elected to either position.

  14. The U.S. government spent $1.1 million on puppets from 2009 to 2013.

  15. Virginia has birthed more presidents than any other state.

  16. 27% of Americans don't believe we landed on the moon.

  17. America is one of the only countries to display their flag almost everywhere.

  18. The grizzly bear is the official state animal of California, but no grizzly bears have been seen there since 1922.

  19. Benjamin Franklin thought that the wild turkey should be the national bird of the U.S.

  20. On every Fourth of July, children who are descendants of signers of the Declaration of Independence symbolically tap the Liberty Bell 13 times while bells across the nation also ring 13 times in honor of the patriots from the original 13 states.

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