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Strange Facts about the   U.S.
More people live in New York City than in 40 of the 50 states. 
 
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There is enough water in Lake Superior to cover all of North and South America in
one foot of liquid. 
 
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There's a town in Washington with treetop bridges made specifically to help squirrels cross the street 
 
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In 1872, Russia sold Alaska to the Unites States for about 2 cents per acre.. 
 
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It would take you more than 400 years to spend a night in all of Las Vegas 's hotel rooms. 
 
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Western Michigan is home to a giant lavender labyrinth so big you can see it on Google Earth.  
 
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There’s an island full of wild monkeys off the coast of South Carolina called Morgan Island , and it's not open to humans. 
 
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There's enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to build a two-lane highway from San Francisco to New York City. 
 
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Arizona and Hawaii are now the only states that don't observe daylight savings time. 
 
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Boston has the worst drivers out of the nation's 200 largest cities. Kansas City has the best drivers. 
 
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Kansas produces enough wheat each year to feed everyone in the world for about two weeks. 
 
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Oregon's Crater Lake is deep enough to cover six Statues of Liberty stacked on top of each other 
 
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The Empire State building has its own zip code. 
 
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The Los Angeles Coroner’s Office has its own quirky gift shop called Skeletons in the Closet. 
 
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The Library of Congress contains approximately 838 miles of bookshelves long enough to stretch from Houston to Chicago . 
 
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At 46 letters, Massachusetts ’s Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg has the longest place name in the U.S. (even though it's based on a joke). 
 
 
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The entire Denver International Airport is twice the size of Manhattan . 
 
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In 1893, an amendment was proposed to rename the country to the "United States of Earth." 
 
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A highway in Lancaster , California plays the “William Tell Overture” as you drive over it, thanks to some well-placed grooves in the road 
 
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The total length of Idaho 's rivers could stretch across the United States about 40 times. 
 
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The town of Centralia , Pennsylvania has been on fire for 55 years. 
 
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The one-woman town of Monowi , Nebraska is the only officially incorporated municipality with a population of 1. The sole, 83-year-old resident is the city's mayor, librarian, and bartender. 
 
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The entire town of Whittier , Alaksa lives under one roof. 
 
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The number of bourbon barrels in Kentucky outnumbers the state’s population by more than two million. 
 
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Montana 's Glacier National Park has a canine "bark ranger" that helps herd wildlife away from high-traffic areas.  
 
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You can watch more than 100 ponies swim to Chincoteague Island every year in Virginia . 
 
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In 1943, the temperature in Spearfish, South Dakota jumped 49 degrees in two minutes
(-4°F to 45°F), one of the most drastic changes on record. 
 
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The world's tiniest park is in Portland , measuring a mere two feet wide. 
 
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The inventor of the Ouija board lived and died in Baltimore ; his tombstone stands as
a reflection of his achievement. 
 
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The biggest signature in human history belongs to Texas farmer Jimmie Luecke.

The two-mile landmark can be seen from space. 
 

 
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Only one-third of all $100 bills are actually inside the United States . 
 
 
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In Colma , California the dead outnumber the living by nearly 1,000 to 1. 
 

The smallest county in the U.S. , Kalawao County on the Hawaiian island of Moloka'i
is also a leprosy colony where a few former patients still live. 
 
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South Florida is the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles coexist in
the wild.