We have started this new segment where we will be brining ten amazing facts about various countries on our page. Not only will this add to your information, it will also make you aware of various specialties and things that make a country famous. We are starting with America and although we all know that America is basically one of the strongest countries in the world at the moment, there are certain things that will really interest you. For instance did you know how many acres of pizza is served in the US? We bet you didn’t and therefore we have the ten things to know about America.
10. Official Language
The first fun fact or interesting information that we have to share with you on our list of ten things to know about America is the country’s official language! Brownie points to those who can guess it correctly! Did you know that America does not have a formal official language? What we mean is that although English language is spoken at large in all states within the US but it has not been designated as the official language of the country. We can see your shocked faces, a mirror image of what we looked like when we first found out.
9. Pizza – national food?
The information that we hinted on in the beginning of this article is what we will be throwing some light on next. Did you know that Pizza is the national food of the US? There is no need to worry if you didn’t already know that because it isn’t true but you would think it was when you know that more than 100 acres of pizza is served in the US every single day! We knew that pizza is a favored food item but this favored, we never knew!
8. Personal Hygiene
The next fact about America that you were probably not aware off is the state of oral hygiene of its people. Now we knew that the French people weren’t big on taking baths and taking care of their personal wellbeing but little did we know that nearly 7% of the entire population of the United States of America claims that they have never bathed. Hold you noses and hold them tight because we are in for one smelly reality check. We do wonder why that is so because it’s not like the country is short of water or other bathing accessories!
Now let us talk about resurrection and reincarnation. We have all seen movies that have been made on this particular concept but did you know that out of the entire population of America, which stands at 318 million by the way, 24% of the people have complete and firm belief in reincarnation. For those of you who are not aware of the concept, reincarnation refers to being born again, after death, in an new form of life. This in turn means that a quarter of America’s population has the tendency to believe that they were butterflies in their previous lives or have the fear of being born as pigs if they don’t behave. Interesting to know isn’t it?
The next interesting fact that we would like you to know about the US is the poverty status of the country. Did you know that 48% of the population, yes 48% of 318 million people, are classified as low income holders? This means that out of every four children, one lives on food stamps which is way more than several other countries in the world. The national today is 22 times more than it was during the time of Jimmy Carter.
5. Resource Consumption
Since we were already on the topic of poverty we thought we might as well shed some light on the other side of the same coin as well. The next fact, therefore, on our list of ten things to about America, is related to resource consumption. After realizing that 48% of the population lives in the lower income bracket, it would certainly come as a surprise to know that one American consumes enough resources that would be enough for 32 Kenyans! We just love blowing your mind with itsy bitsy little facts.
4. RV’s and Mobile Homes
The concept of recreational vehicles and mobile homes is not very common in other parts of the world but America is one such nation where 20 million people out of a total of 318 million people live in mobile homes. How interesting is that! You would think they would have lesser debts in the form of mortgages but no sir! The debt remains the same and yet half of the population is on the border of the poverty line and 20 million live in mobile homes. Well it is just something to ponder over.
The next little bit of information that we are about to bring to you is regarding the justice system in the US. Now we leave it to you to decide whether the fact entails an appreciation of the justice system of the country or that the justice system has failed miserably. The fact is that out of the 9 million people in prison in the entire world, more than 2.4 million of them are in America alone! Go figure!
2. US purchased Alaska in 1867
As we reach the end of our list of things to know about the America, we would like to focus you attention on Alaska. We all know that Alaska is a part of the US but did you know that originally Alaska belonged to Russia and was purchased by the US in 1867. What might further interest you is the fact that Alaska was purchased for a meager amount of 7.2 million US dollars! How about that?
1. LOL is a real name in the US
Last but not the least, we bet you would be really surprised to know that LOL which is used in text messaging as a short form of “Laughing out Loud” is actually the name of 92 people in the US. So if you are one of those people who like to use LOL and its various versions in text messaging because you are so fond of the word, can now actually name their next child LOL. We are actually LOL at this concept.