Wednesday , 24 April 2024

Interesting Facts about USA

Interesting Facts about USA

Interesting facts about USA
Drawing of Venus Flytrap
  • Venus Fly Traps only live in  subtropical wetlands on the East Coast of the United States and nowhere else in the world.To read more about Venus Fly Traps Click here

 

Interesting Facts about USA
The Passenger Pigeon or Wild Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) is an extinct North American bird. The species lived in enormous migratory flocks until the early 20th century, when hunting and habitat destruction led to its demise.
  •  On September 1, 1914, Martha, the last known Passenger Pigeon, died in the Cincinnati Zoo.
  • In 1971, cigarette advertisements were banned from TV in U.S.
  • During the Civil War, more soldiers died of disease than they died due to gunshots and fighting.
  • More than one-fourth of the entire population of Memphis, Tennessee, was wiped out by yellow fever in 1878.
Interesting Facts about USA
The grizzly bear, also known as the silvertip bear, the grizzly, or the North American brown bear.
  • The grizzly bear appears on the flag of California, though they are extinct in the state, the last one having been shot in 1922.To read more about Grizzly bear Click here
  • The Ashfall deposit (Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park) preserves the fossilized remains of ancient animals that perished in a dense volcanic ash fall which occurred during the late Miocene, approximately 12 million years ago; the animals had come to a waterhole seeking relief.
  • The 30’s gangster, Machine Gun Kelly gave  FBI the nickname “G-Men.”
  • A 3,000 year old obelisk, named Cleopatra’s Needle is located in New York’s Central Park. Stands about 66 feet tall, weighs somewhere near 220 tons. It was secured in May 1877 by judge Elbert E. Farman, the then-United States Consul General at Cairo, as a gift from Khedive for the United States remaining a friendly neutral as the European powers–France and Britain–maneuvered to secure political control of the Egyptian Government.
  • The State of Nevada’s name comes from the Spanish meaning snow-capped.
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Neta Snook and Amelia Earhart in front of Earhart’s Kinner Airster.
  • Amelia Mary Earhart ( July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author.Earhart was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Iced tea was first served at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. A British businessman wanted to increase tea sales in America.
interesting facts about USA
General Sherman tree before the loss of its largest branch in early 2006 (located in the top right of the picture)
  •  The General Sherman is a giant sequoia  tree located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, California. By volume, it is the largest known living single stem tree on Earth.
  • California redwood or giant redwood is an evergreen, long-lived,monoecious tree living 1200–1800 years or more. This species includes the tallest trees living now on Earth, reaching up to 379 feet (115.5 m) in height (without the roots) and up to 26 feet (7.9 m) in diameter at breast height.

Random facts

  • 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.
  • General Motors, in 1954, became the first corporation in the U.S. to have $1 billion in net income.

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  • Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park on Lake Michigan is one of the world’s largest fountains and it is Chicago’s most familiar landmark.
  • Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty and Gustave Eiffel its structural engineer. The statue was presented to the American people by the people of France on 4th July 1884 and shipped to the US in early 1885.
  • 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.
 Barringer Meteor Crater in Arizona.
Barringer Meteor Crater in Arizona.
  • Barringer Crater is 50000 years old,with a diameter of 1.186 kilometers (0.737 mi). It is about 1,200 m (4,000 ft) in diameter, some 170 m deep (570 ft), and is surrounded by a rim that rises 45 m (150 ft) above the surrounding plains.
  • 150 residences in New York City got the first televisions in 1936. The first program NBC broadcast to them was a cartoon of Felix The Cat!

Also read  Amazing Facts about USA with facts related to presidents,discovery etc..,

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