U S A Facts and Trivia
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  1. Abe Lincoln is the U.S. president most frequently portrayed in films.
  2. 1 in 50 people in the U.S. do not watch television.
  3. Since 1977, American's consumption of Mexican foods has increased four-fold, and consumption of snack foods such as crackers, popcorn, pretzels and corn chips has tripled.
  4. Americans spend more on dog food every year than they spend on baby food
  5. Almost all flashing 'Don't Walk' signs do not contain an apostrophe
  6. The average American blows his or her nose 256 times a year.
  7. Approximately half of American consumers wet their toothbrush prior to placing toothpaste on it
  8. The average American spends 35 minutes, per week, vacuuming their house.
  9. Almost 38% of Americans say they would rather have a tooth extracted than take a car to a dealership for repairs.
  10. Over $18 billion is spent annually in the U.S. on children's clothing
  11. Nine million U.S. preschoolers are in day-care programs
  12. Over 11 million people sell their blood annually in the United States
  13. The annual expenditures on prostitutes in the United States is estimated to be $20 billion
  14. Every year, 11,000 Americans injure themselves while trying out bizarre sexual positions.
  15. In 1998 700 million pounds of peanut butter and one billion pounds of jelly and jam were sold in America
  16. One million Americans call 900 numbers each day to cast their votes in one kind of poll or another
  17. Richard Nixon was the first president to visit all 50 states.
  18. Almost 70% of Americans get all their news from radio and television
  19. In 1992, only 5 million Americans did not have a telephone. In 1995, 34 million did not have health insurance.
  20. Only 10% of U.S. shoppers demand a high level of service when they are shopping.
  21. The parents of Dwight D. Eisenhower, who rose to become one of the few five-star generals in the U.S. history, were pacifists
  22. Margaret Gorman was the first Miss America. She was 16 (1921)
  23. 50% of Americans have a gray hair before they reach 50.
  24. The Bible is the most shoplifted book in the United States.
  25. 7% of Americans think Elvis is alive
  26. A quarter has 119 grooves around the edge
  27. While beta testing a newly compiled computer program, government workers found a real-life Donald Duck! It turns out the programmers used this 'fictional' name to check out their military personnel software. The problem was that there was already an Army Engineer with that name. The soldier became famous and was invited as a guest on the Johnny Carson Show as a result of this discovery
  28. President Clinton's first automobile was a 'Henry J.'
  29. 25% of Americans think the Sherlock Holmes is a real person
  30. 25% of Americans believe in ghosts
  31. In the US, the error rate for doctors prescribing the wrong medicine for their patient's ailment is 12%.
  32. Number of wisdom teeth extracted by oral surgeons in the U.S each year: 2,250,000.
  33. The Statue of Liberty's index finger is eight feet long.
  34. Every 30 seconds, and American teenage girl gets pregnant.
  35. There are more extremely fat people (40% or more above their recommended body weight) in the us than in any other country in the world
  36. The average American marriage lasts 9.4 years
  37. The first recorded UFO sighting in America occurred on January 18, 1644--by pilgrims in Boston!
  38. John Calhoun was the first United States Vice President to resign in 1832, due to differences with President Jackson
  39. Bill Clinton signed into effect a law specifying Lake Champlain (between New York and Vermont) as the sixth Great Lake.
  40. JFK's murder wasn't considered a federal crime. In 1963, it fell under local jurisdiction
  41. Official test results indicate a 95 percent probability that a shot was fired at JFK from the grassy knoll area.
  42. Only 4 US Presidents were elected to the Presidency without having held a single elective office: Taylor, Grant, Hoover and Eisenhower.
  43. Only 4 Presidents served their entire terms without having a Vice President (before the 25th Amendment which provided for filling vacancies in the Vice Presidency): Tyler, Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, and Arthur
  44. In 1904 St. Louis was the first U.S. city to host the Summer Olympics