The first program NBC broadcast to them was a cartoon of
Felix The Cat!
By 1808 a law was set by Congress, this law banned the
importing of African slaves into the U.S.
George Washington was the only American
president to be unanimously elected.
There's a town called "Big Ugly" in West Virginia.
Ulysses S. Grant
was the first president to run against a
woman candidate, Virginia Woodhull the nominee of the “Equal Rights Party”
By law, only dead people can appear on U.S. currency.
cows out number people 3 to 1.
was not as "tall" as other large cites, and sprawls for miles. One reason is
that before 1957, there was a law against any building having more than 13
stories. They were afraid of earthquakes. City Hall, built in 1927, was the
GPS is owned and controlled by the U.S. Government. It can be
'switched off' at any time.
One out of every eight Americans have been employed by
McDonald's at some point.
The only president who was an executioner: Grover Cleveland.
As sheriff of Erie County, New York, he hanged a murderer.
An estimated one in ten of us could be a blood relative to
one of the original 102 pilgrims who arrived aboard the Mayflower in 1620.
the government started poisoning beer, which led to thousands of deaths.
The lowest point in the Western Hemisphere is Badwater Basin
Valley National Park. It is 282 ft. below sea level.
A South Dakota miner started calling Mount Rushmore by this
name after a visiting New York attorney – Charles Rushmore – inquired about
the name of the granite cliff. The name stuck and became official in 1930.
In 1919, Boston had a molasses disaster. 2 million gallons of
crude molasses burst from a tank and pushed its way through the neighborhood
and city. It killed at least 21 people and took weeks to clean up.
There are three towns in the United States that have the name
The world’s tallest roller coaster is Kingda Ka located at
Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey.
America is one of the only countries to display their flag
Venus Fly Traps only live in the wild in the Carolinas and
nowhere else in the world.
Amelia Earhart designed her own line of clothes that were
sold all over the United States.
Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon, everyone knows
that. But did you know that he was almost the first man "lost" in space ? He
was aboard Gemini 8 when it began spinning out of control while attempting a
docking maneuver. Armstrong almost blacked out before correcting the
A redwood tree in California has been dubbed the Tallest
Living Thing. It is about 367 feet high and resides in Montgomery Woods
The North American beaver is the continent’s largest rodent,
weighing nearly 60 pounds.
Smoky Mountains is the most visited national park, drawing more than 10
million recreational visits each year.
The average American spends more than 10 hours a day using an
In 1893, an amendment was proposed to rename the U.S. into
the "United States of the Earth".
There is actually a town in Michigan called “Hell“.
George Washington was a savvy businessman who owned one of
the largest distilleries in 18th century America, and by 1799 alone he was
producing 11,000 gallons of whiskey.
You don't need to travel out of the country to see one of
Egypt's ancient ruins. A 3,000 year old obelisk, named Cleopatra's Needle is
located in New York's Central Park. It stands about 66 feet tall, weighs
somewhere near 220 tons. It was given as a gift of friendship in 1879. Its
"sister" is in London.
John F. Kennedy is the only president to have died before his
grizzly bear is the state's official animal. However, in 1953 when it was
named, it had already become extinct. The last known California grizzly to
have been seen was killed in 1922.
battles were fought in
than in any other state.
The hottest temperature recorded was in Death Valley
California on July 10, 1913. It was 134 degrees!
The first US capital was New York City.
The world’s largest silver nugget was found in Colorado in
1894. It was 1,800-2,000 pounds!
The oldest public school was opened in 1635 in Boston,
Grand Canyon of the Snake River, Idaho, is deeper than the
The United States’ current 50 star flag was designed as a
school project by 17 year-old Robert G. Heft. Heft received a B- for his
efforts, but his teacher said he would reconsider the grade if Congress
accepted Heft’s ostensibly mediocre design. In 1959, that’s precisely what
happened, and Heft’s design was selected to be the latest iteration of the
American flag. His teacher promptly changed the grade to an A.
The only active diamond mine in the US is located in
All banks in the U.S. were closed during the week of March
5th - 12th, 1933. This was to keep scared people from taking all their money
There Are More Breweries in the U.S. Than Anywhere Else in
During the Civil War, more soldiers died of disease than they
did from gunshots and fighting.
before the island of Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay became a prison, it was
used as a military fort. Shortly prior to this, the first light house
located on the West Coast was built here in 1854.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there are 140 towns
and cities in the U.S. that have the word "Christmas" in their names.
According to Kiowa Native American legend, Devils Tower
National Monument was created when seven young girls chased by bears jumped
on a low rock and prayed for help. The rock rose, lifting the girls out of
reach. The bears then scratched deep gouges in the enormous pillar of rock.
Boulder City, Nevada, is one of the few places left in the
state where gambling is illegal. The government did not want workers on the
Hoover Dam to gamble their money away.
US Highway 550, near Durango and Silverton, Colorado, is
called the Million Dollar Highway because it was paved with low grade gold
ore in the road bed.
Alaska's Coastline Is Longer than all other 49 State's
Jimmy Carter Was the First President Born in a Hospital.
New Jersey is home to the world’s highest roller coaster.
The deadliest hurricane in the U.S. hit Galveston, Texas, on
September 8, 1900. There is no exact count , but estimates are between 6,000
and 10,000 people were killed.
Alaska, the biggest state, is 429 times Bigger than the
Smallest, Rhode Island.
Every Year, the Average American Spends 17 Days Watching
The oldest capital city in the U.S. is Santa Fe, New Mexico,
founded in 1610.
The London Bridge, built about 160 years ago in London, was
transplanted in 1968 to Lake Havasu, Arizona.