50 Curiosities About the USA With Which to Impress Your Friends

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The United States is made up of 50 states and 1 federal district, the District of Columbia, which serves as the seat of our Nation's Capital and several territories and islands scattered throughout the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Of the top 50 states, only 2 are not in the continental United States: Alaska and Hawaii, both on the Pacific side, north and south, respectively.

The land area of ​​the entire United States is approximately 3,800,000 square miles (9,841,955 km2), with the contiguous United States accounting for 2,959,064 square miles (7,663,940.6 km2).

Quick Stats

Horizontal width: 2,680 miles (4313 km.)

Vertical length: 1,582 miles (2546 km.).

Area of ​​the United States: 3,800,000 square miles (9,841,955 km2) *

Enough to see that the nation is often divided into regions and sub-regions to differentiate the territory based on climate, culture, geographic location, etc. Although each government agency has a slightly different way of categorizing and submerging the US territory into regions, we can at least identify 5 other regions: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, and West.

Although this is possibly the most typical way to divide the continental US into separate sub-regions, we opted to use the 7-region division to present the different territories better.

The United States divided into 7 regions

The New England

The Mid-Atlantic

The Southeast

The Midwest

The Rocky Mountains

The Southwest

The Pacific Coast

50 curiosities about the USA with which to impress your friends

What is the origin of Mardi Gras? What state has its flavor? Where can we find the largest living organism? The 50 states that make up the United States have curious stories and interesting factsthat make them unique. Here are 50 American Trivia to Impress Your Friends.

Alabama

Although Mardi Gras is usually associated with New Orleans, Mobile (Alabama) is the place of origin of this traditional carnival in the United States.

Alaska

Alaska is not only the nation's largest state (more than twice the size of Texas), Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve covers an area larger than nine US states combined.

Arizona

Be careful not to get too close to the saguaro cacti (they prick!) And not to engrave initials on them: the fines for this reach 5,000 US $.

Arkansas

Arkansas is home to the only operating diamond mine in America, Crater Diamonds State Park.

California

The most giant tree in the world by volume lives in California's Sequoia National Park, a sequoia named General Sherman.

North Carolina

The waters of the Outer Banks became known as "The Cemetery of the Atlantic" after having caused more than 1000 shipwrecks with their sandbanks and strong currents.

South Carolina

The official dance of this state is called shag and is a variant of another dance called jitterbug.

Colorado

The No. 13 step stair entrance of the Capitol of Colorado, in Denver, is located exactly one mile above sea level.

Connecticut

The Yankee Doodle, the song turned state anthem, is believed to have been written by the British to poke fun at Connecticut volunteers participating in the French-Indian War.

North Dakota

North Dakota is the No. 1 producer of honey in the country.

South Dakota

South Dakota has more shores than Florida.

Delaware

Jamaican reggae star Bob Marley lived in Delaware from 1965 to 1977.

Florida

South Florida is the only place in the world where both crocodiles and alligators can be found living in the wild.

Georgia

Gainesville, Georgia, often considered the poultry capital of the world, passed a law in 1961 making eating fried chicken with a fork was deemed illegal.

Hawaii

Hawaii has the largest and most isolated population center on Earth, located almost 3865 km from California and about 6500 km from Japan.

Idaho

This state is home to the Idaho Potato Museum (yes, the Museum of Idaho Potato ). The fact is that Idaho potatoes are exceptionally delicious and a very abundant crop. Perhaps the reader has tried them once: 13 billion pounds of potatoes are harvested each year.

Illinois

The Willis Tower in Chicago (formerly known as the Sears Tower) was the tallest building in the Americas until the One World Trade Center in New York eclipsed. But in reality, the roof of the Willis Tower is 30 m higher than that of One WTC, although the latter took the title of the tallest building thanks to its soaring spire.

Indiana

Indiana, "America's Crossroads," has more interstate miles per square mile than any other state in the United States.

Iowa

The Iowa State Fair was born in 1854, and since 1856 it has been held every year at the Iowa State Fairground. It is one of the largest and best-known fairs in the United States; it takes place during 11 days of August and occupies  ​​more than 180 hectares filled with camping areas, live music stages, and more than 200 stalls.

Kansas

In Kansas, it was once illegal to pair a cherry pie with a scoop of ice cream.

Kentucky

Although Kentucky is the birthplace of bourbon, one-fifth of the state's 120 counties are; that is to say: they do not allow the sale of liquor.

Louisiana

Thanks to its French heritage, Louisiana is the only state in the country that adheres to Roman law rather than the Anglo-Saxon law used in the other 49 states.

Thanks to its French heritage, Louisiana is the only state in the country that adheres to Roman law rather than the Anglo-Saxon law used in the other 49 states.

Thanks to its French heritage, Louisiana is the only state in the country that adheres to Roman law rather than the Anglo-Saxon law used in the other 49 states.

Thanks to its French heritage, Louisiana is the only state in the country that adheres to Roman law rather than the Anglo-Saxon law used in the other 49 states.

Maine

Maine has nearly 60 active lighthouses along its coastline.

Maryland

The NFL franchise in Baltimore takes its name from the poem The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, a local author.

Massachusetts

Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, in the town of Webster, is the longest place name in the United States.  (It is also known as Lake Webster or Lake Chaubunagungamaug).

Michigan

The Mackinac Bridge is 8 km long and spans the Strait of Mackinac. It sometimes needs to be closed in terrible weather.

Minnesota

The Mall of America in Bloomington has an area of ​​almost 453,000 m 2, and it would fit seven Yankees Stadiums. Surprisingly, it is only the fifth largest mall in the country in retail space.

Mississippi

The name of this state comes from the Ojibwe term "Misi zip," which means "Great River" about the Mississippi River.

Missouri

Missouri owes its name to the Sioux Indian tribe of the Missouri or Missouri, which means "The One with the Great Canoe."

Montana

It is the only state in the United States with a Triple Divide, which allows water flow to the Hudson Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Pacific Ocean.

Nebraska

Kool-Aid powdered drink mix was invented in the city of Hastings in 1927.

Nevada

The Death Valley is officially the hottest place on Earth. In July 1913, the temperature in the town of Furnace Creek reached 56.6 degrees Celsius, the highest record ever recorded.

New Hampshire

The first free public library was founded in Peterborough, New Hampshire, in 1833.

New Jersey

New Jersey is the state with the most diners in the country.

New Mexico

New Mexico has an official state question: "Red or green?" ("Red or green?"), About the variety of chili sauce that is preferred to season food. The diner responds "Christmas" ("Christmas").

New York

George Washington was sworn in as Commander-in-Chief at Federal Hall in New York City during the First Congress of the United States in 1789.

Ohio

The Ohio state flag is the only one in the country shaped like a necklace (it's like a pennant with a missing triangle at the top.

Oklahoma

The official state poem is Howdy Folks, an ode to an Oklahoma cowboy named Will.

Oregon

Oregon is home to the largest living organism in the world: a mushroom colony in the state's Blue Mountains.

Pennsylvania

The small town of Indiana, Pennsylvania, is known as "the Christmas Fir Capital of the World," a title that lives up to its status as one of the nation's great suppliers of Christmas trees.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island was the site of the first open golf tournament in 1865.

Tennessee

The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville is the radio program in the world's longest of direct. It has been broadcast every weekend since 1925 in the homonymous space.

Texas

The state's official dessert is pecan pie, most likely because Texas is a pecan-rich state (and third in the nation for pecan harvest). It is a sticky, cloying, and vibrant dessert, and Lady Bird Johnson brought the recipe for her favorite Texan desert to the White House when she became the first lady.

Utah

Pando, a colony of aspen trees in Utah's Fishlake National Forest, is one of the largest and oldest organisms in the world, connected by a shared underground root system.

Vermont

Vermont is the only state in the United States with its flavor: maple.

​​Virginia

Before settlers planted tobacco in Jamestown after mildew, silk was the main crop in this state.

West Virginia

On the third Saturday in October, hundreds of BASE jumpers launch from the 267m high New River Gorge Bridge, which is closed to traffic for this event. Pedestrians can walk across the bridge, watch the show, and shop at the various food stalls.

Washington

The Trivial quiz type in the pubs of Seattle sometimes includes tests with images of salmon: Washingtonians are expected to know how to differentiate real or chinook salmon spawning salmon silver that has not spawned.

Wisconsin

The Green Bay Packers football team is owned by the residents of Green Bay, which has just over 100,000 residents.) It is a publicly owned soccer team with the community support of its shareholders, who finance it financially, offer donations and even win a Vince Lombardi Trophy from time to time.

Wyoming

Devil's Tower was the first National Monument in the United States, declared as such in 1906.

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