15 Fascinating Facts About America You Never Learned in School
Which president was a hangman, which owned a saloon, the country’s deadliest job, and more mind-blowing trivia about American history and culture.
The FBI is watching us
And roughly one in three of us has his or her fingerprints on file with the FBI.
A nation of do-gooders
According to the World Giving Index, Americans are the most likely people in the world to help a stranger. Here are 12 things about America that always confuse foreigners.
Thanks to our firemen
Case in point: Slightly more than 69 percent of firefighters in the United States are volunteers.
Our real Independence day
The day Congress voted us free from British rule is July 2, 1776. July 4 is just when John Hancock put the first signature on the Declaration of Independence to spread the word. Don’t miss these other 16 history questions everyone gets wrong.
The highest court in the land
Finally, the real acme of the American justice system? That would be the basketball court on the fifth floor of the Supreme Court building. It’s known as the Highest Court in the Land. Next, here are 50 more astonishing facts you never knew about the 50 states.
Sources: todayifoundout.com, seagrant.umn.edu, fbi.gov, wsj.com, thewire.com, cafonline.org, nfpa.org, usnews.com, reddit.com, nationalinterest.org, navy.mil, smithsonian.com, knowledgenuts.com, washingtonpost.com, the Mayflower Society, and atlasobscura.com