Dear Uncle Sam, Don’t We Love You – 25 Exclusively American Facts!

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You know The United States of America for a lot of things, but you probably haven’t heard of these facts about Dear Uncle Sam!

25. Freedom of Expression

The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

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24. Conspiracy Theory

Twenty-seven percent of Americans believe that the moon landing is a false story.

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23. War Song

The  national anthem of the United States is a war song! In the 1812 war between the British and Americans, British deployed rockets to attack Fort McHenry. Francis Scott Key’s tune was inspired by this show, which later became the national anthem.
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22. Cow Wow!

There is a 1 to 3 ratio of Humans to Cow in Montana. (Never thought I’d be working on THAT stat. ever)
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21. Spot the Grizzly

The grizzly bear, California’s official state animal, has not been spotted in the state since 1922.

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20. Cereal City

Battle Creek, Michigan produces the largest amount of breakfast cereal.

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19. Statue of Liberty’s Crown

The seven rays on the crown of the Statue of Liberty are there to represent each of the seven continents.

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18. What’s in a Dollar

The American one-dollar bill contains several hidden images, including a spider in the upper right-hand corner.

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17. Million Dollar Highway

US Highway 550 in Colorado became known as Million Dollar Highway because its roadbed was paved with low-grade gold ore.

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16. Glory to The Flag

Official colors for the American flag are called “Old Glory Red,” “White,” and “Old Glory Blue.”

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15. Language

14. Louisiana’s Glory

Louisiana consists of 2,482 islands that cover about 1.3 million acres.

13. Liberty Bell

The day the Liberty Bell was last rung was George Washington’s Birthday in 1846, after a few hours of which it cracked. It hasn’t been rung since.

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12. Freedom

There are broken shackles at the feet of statue of liberty symbolic for freedom from opression.

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11. State of the Presidents

Virginia is the birthplace of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Woodrow Wilson; the most Presidents from a single state.

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10. The Curse of the Fourth of July

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826 – 50 years to the day after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

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9. Super Populated

Alaska is 429 times larger than Rhode Island, yet Rhode Island has a significantly larger population.

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8. Shake It!

Every year, around 500,000 detectable seismic tremors shock in California.

7. Walk the Snow

Alaska bags the award for highest percentage of people who walk to work.
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6. Snakey Business

Burlington, Iowa houses the Snake Alley, which is the world’s most crooked street.

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5. Forgetting Ohio

Congress forgot to vote on a resolution to admit Ohio to the Union until 1953. It is the 17th state, but technically, it is the 47th.

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4. What a Ride!

World’s highest roller coaster is Kingda Ka, at the Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey.

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3. Fly Traps

The carnivorous plant Venus Fly trap is found only in the states of Carolina, USA.

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2. Boom!

during World War II, The Japanese sent bombs on hot air balloons to the United States. Many exploded; others might still be flying around!

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1. Common Ancestors

35 million Americans share DNA with one of the 102 pilgrims who set foot here in 1620, aboard the Mayflower

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  • Ivan Jones

    Simply saying that the shackles on the statue of liberty were to symbolize freedom from oppression – as in possibly meaning “British rule” – and not freedom from Slavery – makes me question that voracity/authenticity of this whole list.