The United States of America is one of the most prominent countries in the world. Its influence is undeniable, from its military superpower to its politics, from its entertainment and its economic influence, the USA surely is a nation like no other.
In the historical evolution, the USA has a collection of notable distinctions. The USA has never gone unnoticed. And it won’t. So get comfortable to take in some North American pride, for it has much more than you imagine.
To give you a small sample of how notable the USA is, here are the 10 incredible facts about the USA. From achievements, unusual facts, and historic data, you’ll be amazed how many things you probably didn’t know about this powerful country.
10. Winners Of The Nobel Prizes
The United States of America is the country that has been awarded more Nobel Prizes than any other country in the world, with a total of 336 winners in every category other than literature. So, we better get those writers motivated to join the party.
9. International Tourism
The United States is the third most visited country in the world by international tourists, just after Spain and France. It is estimated that the USA gets around 79.3 million international tourist arrivals every year. Given how large the country is and all the things there are to watch, that shouldn’t come as a surprise.
But it is not a tourist destination, but also an immigration destination. The USA is home to about 45 million immigrants, making it the country with more immigrants than any other in the world. That’s why they call it the American dream.
7. Virginia, Presidency Birthplace
Out of 46 presidents (including current POTUS Joe Biden), eight have been born in the state of Virginia, making it the right place to give birth to a future president. There’s must be something in the water in Virginia, or maybe in the air, am I right?
6. A Music Seedbed
From jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, hip hop, country, soul, and many others, have originated in the United States of America. Regardless of your musical preferences, the chances are that your favorite genre was originated in an American garage.
5. Hollywood And Its Influence
Hollywood is the largest film industry in the world. Besides, it is also the oldest and the most profitable film industry on the whole planet. So I guess its dominion is not questionable, although Indian films in Bollywood have also found huge success.
4. The Origins Of The US Flag
The first American flag was created by Elizabeth “Betsy” Ross in 1752. Nonetheless, its design wasn’t popularized until 1870, almost 100 years after being sewn, when her grandson William Canby told the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia that his grandma made it.
3. Americans Love Fast Food
According to statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 40% of the American adult population consumes fast food. This number can be translated to 84.8 million people. Sadly, that also translates to high obesity rates.
2. Pizza Lovers
As pizza is fast food, Americans love it too. According to the CDC, nine out of ten Americans eat pizza every month. That is equivalent to 100 acres of pizza every day. Yeah, I know, I may have eaten at least a couple thousand acres of pizza by now.
1. Guns Carrying
According to the World Factbook, Small Arms Survey, there are more guns in the USA than people: about 120 guns for every 100 people. The second country with the highest gun ownership rate is Yemen with 53 guns for every 100 people.