10 Funny facts about the USA and Americans that you might not know

There are many funny facts about the USA and Americans that you might not know. Here are some of them:

  • The slogan of Vermin Supreme, a candidate for the U.S. presidency, was “Free ponies for all Americans”².
  • The “S” in the name of Harry S. Truman only represents an “S”².
  • The shoe size of the Statue of Liberty is size 879².
  • The likelihood of getting bitten by a human in New York is higher than the likelihood of getting bitten by a shark in the sea².
  • The current flag of the USA was designed by a 17-year-old as part of a high school project¹.
  • The Liberty Bell has a typo on it. It says “Pensylvania” instead of “Pennsylvania”⁵.
  • There’s an official Rock Paper Scissors league in the USA⁴.
  • Christmas was illegal in the USA until 1836 as it was considered an ancient pagan holiday⁴.
  • A hospital in Las Vegas had to dismiss several employees as they were betting on when patients would die².
  • An anonymous donor pays for the college tuition of each student in Kalamazoo, Michigan².

Source:
(1) 82 Crazy Facts About The USA – A Full List! – Only Fun Facts.
(2) 50 Facts About America That Most Americans Don’t Know.
(3) Strange Facts About the U.S. | Condé Nast Traveler.
(4) 25 Interesting Facts about the USA and Americans – Swedish Nomad.
(5) 50 Interesting Fun Facts about America – Exploring-USA.

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