Top 5 Strange Facts About America
Did you know that Apple has more money than the US treasury? That about 1 fourth of the entire global prison population is in the United States? Or that The current American 50-star flag was designed by a 17-year-old as a school project back in 1958.
Yeah, we’re full of strange American facts and that’s what we’re going to be talking to you about today. Alright, guys and gals let’s get started on our list of the top 5 America Strange facts.
People love pizza- especially in America. Did you know 100 acres of pizza are served in the US every single day? That’s pretty insane when you think about it.
This number comes from the National Association of Pizza Operations- so yeah it is legit. This organization aims to create and foster a community of independent and small chain pizzeria operators and their industry suppliers –where doing business with one another is mutually beneficial.
Turns out pizza surpasses burgers as America’s favorite fast food. Also, an additional fun little fact for you guys- 22 million chickens are consumed In the US every day. Yeah, that’s just unbelievable. That’s so many chickens! Can you insert the look at all those chickens’ vine?
4. 10 dollas
Can you insert the Dolla makes me holla honey booboo clip? So If you have a 10 dollar bill and no debt then you are wealthier than 25 percent of all Americas.
That’s depressing to think that that many people are in debt. 25 percent of American households own less than nothing. The government itself is 18 trillion dollars in debt and another 42 trillion dollars in unfunded liabilities.
Yeah, hopefully, that number can decrease over time but with this several billion-dollar walls suppose to be going up who knows.
3. Americas Deadliest Job
Turns out the deadliest job in America is being the president. Trump is the 45th president of the US. Out of 45 men who have held this post 4 of them have been assassinated in office.
Which adds up to roughly 9 percent or about 1 in 10 were killed on the job. Another interesting fact about American presidents- Did you know that more presidents were born in Virginia than in any other state. That’s pretty interesting.
So turns out You can get a license to hunt unicorns from a University in Michigan. Yeah, that’s just not right. Official Unicorn Hunting licenses can still be obtained from the website- however, unicorn hunters of Lake Superior State University have officially existed since 1987.
This license was created back in 1971 mostly as a PR stunt. The so-called unicorn hunters would engage in crazy and silly activities like burning a snowman on the first day of spring- I’m not sure that’s even possible- but it’s been done.
They would also hold an annual international stone skipping the tournament. Oh, the things you learn on the internet.
Did you know One out of every 8 people in the United States has been employed by McDonald’s at some point in their lives? So yeah it turns out McDonald’s is one of the country’s biggest employers with 420 thousand workers at the end of 2014.
That’s pretty insane when you think about it. Over its history, this chain has employed 1 in 8 Americans according to an estimate in a book called Fast Food Nation.
Some celebrities even started off working under the golden arches- such as Pink- James Franco-Shania Twain- Jeff Bezos and- Rachel McAdams to name a few.
And most of them admit to enjoying the experience. Adams said- I worked there 3 years- I was not a great employee- I broke the orange juice machine one day. And Bezos said- one of the greatest gifts I got from that job is that I can crack eggs with one hand.
My favorite shift was Saturday mornings. I would get a big bowl and crack 300 eggs into it. I’ve never worked at McDonald’s myself- then again I’m not an American but it doesn’t sound so bad. And there you have it that’s our list of the top 5 American strange facts.