Top 10 most interesting facts about America you may not know

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America: Where the past, present, and future collide in a kaleidoscope of possibilities. Certainly! Here are ten interesting facts about America that you may not be familiar with:

Top 10 most interesting facts about America you may not know

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  1. National Parks and Monuments: The United States is home to more than 400 national parks and monuments, including iconic sites like the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and the Statue of Liberty.

  2. Alaska's Time Zones: Despite being a part of the United States, some islands in the Aleutian chain of Alaska fall into the next day due to the International Date Line, making Alaska the only state with parts in both the Eastern and Western Hemispheres.

  3. Hawaii's Rainbow State: Hawaii is known as the "Rainbow State" because it often experiences brief, isolated rain showers. The combination of sunlight and rain creates frequent rainbows.

  4. The Great Stalacpipe Organ: Located in Luray Caverns, Virginia, the Great Stalacpipe Organ is an instrument that uses naturally occurring stalactites to produce musical tones when struck by rubber-tipped mallets.

  5. The Library of Congress: The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., is the largest library in the world. It holds more than 170 million items, including books, recordings, photographs, maps, and manuscripts.

  6. The Bald Eagle and the Turkey: The bald eagle is the national bird of the United States, but Benjamin Franklin argued for the turkey to be the national bird, considering it a more respectable and native species.

  7. Mount Rushmore's Hidden Room: Behind Abraham Lincoln's head on Mount Rushmore, there is a hidden room called the "Hall of Records." It contains a repository of documents about the history of the United States.

  8. The World's Tallest Roller Coaster: The Kingda Ka roller coaster, located at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey, is the world's tallest roller coaster, standing at 456 feet (139 meters).

  9. Birthplace of Coca-Cola: The first Coca-Cola was served in Atlanta, Georgia, at Jacob's Pharmacy in 1886. Dr. John Stith Pemberton invented the beverage as a medicinal tonic.

  10. The New York Public Library Lions: Patience and Fortitude are the names of the two marble lions that guard the entrance of the New York Public Library. These iconic sculptures have been greeting visitors since the library opened in 1911.

These facts highlight the diverse and intriguing aspects of the United States.

Related: What are 10 interesting facts about the world?

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What's unique about USA?

With its vast size, diverse population, and rich history, the USA presents a unique blend of cultures, languages, and experiences. From breathtaking natural landmarks to bustling cities, iconic landmarks, and world-class universities, the country provides endless personal and academic growth opportunities

What is a fun fact about US history?

The shortest inaugural address in U.S. history — 135 words — was given in 1793 by George Washington. Rumor was his dentures hurt, and he wanted to get it over with.

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