10 Interesting Facts about America

Do you want to know facts about America? Have you ever visited America? Who did not know with the 4th largest country in the world? The United States is the most powerful country, has multicultural society, and has the world’s largest economy. The country is also called the USA, US, or United Stated.

Facts about America 1: “The Stars-Spangled Banner”

The National Anthem of the United States is “The Stars-Spangled Banner”. As we know, the lyrics of it come from a poem. The poem was written by Francis Scott Key (1779-1843) during the War of 1812. The bombardment of Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore is one of the inspiration to write the poem. Unfortunately, the most people of America have trouble for remembering the lyrics of “The Stars-Spangled Banner”.

Facts about America 2: Flag

The Stars and Stripes, Old Glory, and The Star-Spangled Banner are the nicknames of flag. There are thirteen equal horizontal stripes alternating red and white (top and button); with a blue rectangle in the canton; 50 white stars of alternating numbers of six and five per row on a blue field. America is one of the only countries that show their flag almost everywhere.

the american flag

The American flag

Facts about America 3: Language

The United States has no official national language. The most commonly spoken language in the US is English, followed by Spanish.

Facts about America 4: Sports

As we know that sports are the most important part in the world. American football, baseball, basketball and ice hockey are the most popular team sports in the US. Education in the United States is associated with sports such as high school and universities. Ironically, athletes in the college are treated like celebrities although they are just students.

 

American baseball

American baseball

Facts about America 5: Overweight Country

Based on a study in the journal The Lancet confirmed that the United States is the most overweight country on Earth. Approximately 66 percent of all Americans are considered to be obese or overweight compared with 38 percent of men and 36.9 percent of women worldwide.

Facts about America 7: The bump

According to a report from the Guttmacher Institute, the United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate. Approximately, 57 percent girls in the United States are pregnant at any given time, followed by New Zealand, England, Wales, and Switzerland. Because of that, 40 percent of births in America are from unmarried woman.

Facts about America 7: Strange ideas

According to a Public Policy Polling survey in 2013, 27 percent of Americans believe we never landed on the moon. Besides, the most Americans people are very superstitious such as ghosts, witches, and reincarnation.

Facts about America 8: Smartphones

As we know that “Apple” is an American multinational technology company. Apple has more money than the United States treasury. It was proved based on the data from Nielsen, 2014 that the most people of the United States choose Apple phones and followed by Samsung.

Apple Inc.

Apple Inc.

Facts about America 9: Cereal city

Battle Creek, Michigan is knows as “Cereal City”, because that is a place to make breakfast cereal. Americans people usually eat cereal as their breakfast.

Facts about America 10: Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is the symbol of freedom in the United States. It was designed by French sculptor Frederic Bartholdi. Seven continents are represented by seven rays on the crown of the Statue of Liberty.

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

We have talked facts about America. Do you know another facts about America? Hopefully, this article will give benefits for the readers.




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