There are so many unknown facts about America which are still shocking for people. Some of them are from American history and others are from current time. We are here with an interesting list of most shocking facts for you. Let’s see what these facts say about America.
1. In America, one American consumes the same amount of resources as 32 Kenyans.
2. In 1962, the U.S. blew up a hydrogen bomb in space that was 100 times more powerful than Hiroshima.
3. The Japanese sent bombs aboard balloons to the United States during World War II. Dozens of them actually landed, causing some damage. One of them even killed an Oregon family in 1944. The scary part is that there might be more lying around undiscovered! This historical day is now known as “National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.”
4. During prohibition era, the U.S. government poisoned alcohol, which led to thousands of deaths.
5. GPS is owned and controlled by the U.S. government. It can be ‘switched off’ at any time.
6. The U.S. has 19 aircraft carriers, compared to the rest of the world’s 12 aircraft carriers combined.
7. If the U.S. can raise its 34.5% recycling rate to 75%, it will be the CO2 equivalent of removing 50 million cars from the road.
8. The U.S. is the world’s largest exporter of sperm.
9. The Town of Centralia, Pennsylvania, has been burning since 1962.
10. The Library of Congress keeps an archive of every tweet ever tweeted.
11. There are more TVs in the U.S. than people in the U.K.
12. There are 100 divorces every hour in the U.S.