The people are larger, the cars are larger, the divorce rate is the highest on the planet and the U.S. government has piled up the largest debt in the history of the world. Whether America does something good or bad, it usually does it in a very “big” way. It is easy to love the United States and all the good that it has done, but it is also easy to be horrified by how far this nation has fallen and by the direction that this country is currently headed.
The following are weird facts about the United States that are almost too crazy to believe….
#Today, 66 percent of all Americans are considered to be overweight.
# The state of Alaska is 429 times larger than the state of Rhode Island is. But Rhode Island has a significantly larger population than Alaska does.
# The average supermarket in the United States wastes about 3,000 pounds of food each year.
#Approximately 48 percent of all Americans are currently either considered to be “low income” or are living in poverty.
#In the UK, an average of about $3,500 is spent on healthcare per person each year. In the United States, an average of about $8,500 is spent on healthcare per person each year.
#Montana has three times as many cows as it does people.
#The average U.S. citizen drinks the equivalent of more than 600 sodas each year.
#The only place in the United States where coffee is grown commercially is in Hawaii.
#The United States has 845 motor vehicles for every 1,000 people. Japan only has 593 for every 1,000 people and Germany only has 540 for every 1,000 people.
#The grizzly bear is the official state animal of California. But no grizzly bears have been seen there since 1922.
#Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. president to have been born in a hospital.
#The United States puts a higher percentage of its population in prisonthan any other nation on earth does.
# There are more unemployed workers in the United States than there are people living in the entire nation of Greece.
#The median price of a home in the city of Detroit is now about $6000.
#According to author Paul Osterman, about 20 percent of all U.S. adults are currently working jobs that pay poverty-level wages.
#The United States has a teen pregnancy rate of 22 percent – the highest in the world. New Zealand is number two at 14 percent.
#According to the CDC, there are 19 million new cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia in the United States every single year.
#More people have been diagnosed with mental disorders in the United States than in any other nation on earth.