Facts About America

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 Americans spend more than 5.4 billion dollars on their pets each year.

 The bloodhound is the only animal whose evidence is admissible in an American court. 98% of brown bears in the United States are in Alaska.

 American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each
 salad served in first-class.
 Winners at the 2001 Ig-Nobel Prize ceremony for eccentric researchers, inventors and scientists include an American who claims to have invented anti-flatulence underwear, a Lithuanian who set up a theme park dedicated to Stalin, and two Indians who discovered that nose-picking is commonplace.
 Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day

 On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.

 Americans are responsible for about 1/5 of the world’s garbage annually. On average, that’s 3 pounds a day per person.
 One in fourteen women in America is a natural blonde. Only one in sixteen men is.
 In America, someone is diagnosed with AIDS every 10 minutes
 Each year in America there are about 300,000 deaths that can be attributed to obesity.

 On an American one-dollar bill there is a tiny owl in the upper-left-hand corner of the upper-right-hand “1″ and a spider hidden in the front upper-right-hand corner.
 In America you will see an average of 500 advertisements a day.
 12% of all Americans have drunk their own urine.
 LA 's full name is El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Pociuncula.
 Wilma Flintstone's maiden name was Slaghoopal.
 Most American car horns are in the note of 'F'.
 13 Americans are killed by vending machines each year.
 In 1933, Mickey Mouse, an animated cartoon character, received 800,000 fan letters.
 A new McDonalds opens every 13 hours.
 Only 4% of Americans did not eat at a McDonalds or Burger King last year.
 Americans eat 18 acres of pizza a day.
 Last year, 43 Americans died on roller coasters.
 According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person is killed annually painting stripes on the state's highways and roads.
 Montpeiler, Vermont is the only state capital without a McDonalds.
 The original colour of coca-cola was green.
 On the US version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" a contestant took 10 minutes to answer the $500 question: "In which country is the leaning tower of Pisa?" Another contestant took 20 minutes to answer the very first question!
 A toilet that uses recycled flush water had the following warning: "Recycled flush water - Unsafe for drinking."
 A novelty rock garden set comes with the warning: "Eating rocks may lead to broken teeth."
 A warning on an electric DIY drill cautions: "This product is not intended for use as a dental drill."
 A set of cyclist's shin pads carried the following warning: "Shin pads cannot protect any part of the body that they do not cover."
 A push chair carried the following warning: "Remove child before folding."
 A sleeping pill prescription read: "Warning: May cause drowsiness."
 An iron carried the following warning: "Never iron clothes while they are being worn."
 A unique wind-proof beach towel told users: "This towel has been tested to withstand significantly strong winds. But please be advised that during a hurricane this product should not be used to secure yourself or anything of value."
 A hair dryer warned users: "Never use while sleeping."
 A bathroom heater company covered itself by saying: "This product is not to be used in bathrooms."
 An under-arm deodorant container had printed on it: "Caution: Do not spray in eyes."
 There are 70,000 product liability law suits in the USA every year!
 David Potchen stormed into Center Bank in Lowell, Indiana on September 1st 2001 armed with a shotgun and demanded two Big Macs. A four hour stand-off between him and the cops ensued. It finally ended when police gave the robber two Big Macs - he surrendered immediately without fuss!
 The original Frankenstein novel by Mary Shelley is now (September 2001) required reading at the University of Georgia for students on a science course which involves genetic engineering.
 An American urologist bought Napoleon’s penis for $40,000.

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