Trivia

  • During the Civil War, more soldiers died of disease than they did from gunshots and fighting.

(URL: http://teachersindex.com/unitedstatesfacts.html)

  • The Pope can abolish any law in the United States. (Elements of Ecclesiastical Law Vol.1 53-54)

(URL: http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Article/053646-2009-07-17-30-little-known-facts-about-america.htm)

  • US Money is the proof of cocaine use because drug dealers usually trade with cash only; therefore, drug residue usually remains on the money touched by drug dealers

(URL: http://bestfunfacts.com/United-States.html)

  • Britain is owned by the Vatican.

(URL: http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread387782/pg1)

  • Eight presidents never attended college: Washington, Jackson, Van Buren, Taylor, Fillmore, Lincoln, A. Johnson, and Cleveland. The college that has the most presidents as alumni (seven in total) is Harvard: J. Adams, J. Q. Adams, T. Roosevelt, F. Roosevelt, Rutherford B. Hayes, J. F. Kennedy, and George W. Bush.

(URL: http://www.littleknownfactsshow.com/presidents.html)

  • Iced tea was first served at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair.

(URL: http://teachersindex.com/unitedstatesfacts.html)

  • There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.

(URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/assoc/msf/little_known_facts.htm)

  • Everything in the “United States” is For Sale: roads, bridges, schools, hospitals, water, prisons airports.

(URL: http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Article/053646-2009-07-17-30-little-known-facts-about-america.htm)

  • In 2008, a double-struck penny from 1969 – essentially a minting error – sold for over $126,000 at auction.

(URL: http://www.pennystockclassroom.com/common-cents-1471/)

  • Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it is known as Tennessee.

(URL: http://www.funny2.com/facts.htm)

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