10 Interesting Facts about America That Will Shock You

By Reagan M. –
August 17, 2015
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The United States of America is the Land of Opportunity where the American dream is attainable with hard work and determination. Here are 10 shocking facts about America you probably never knew:

10 The game of baseball isn’t American. Evidence shows the first recorded game of baseball was actually played by the Prince of Wales in 1749 in England.
109 Apple pie isn’t American either; it’s English. This is because American settlers copied recipes from England, making the apple pie a staple in America.
98 The American anthem gets its tune from an old drinking song from England.
87 While pledging allegiance to their flag, Americans used to lift their hands in the same way Nazis used to salute. They stopped this practice for obvious reasons and adopted the right hand over the heart technique instead.
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6 Mall of America isn’t American. It’s owned and fully developed by the Canadian Triple Five Group.
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5 President Lyndon Johnson was fond of taking out and waving his penis to his workers, especially the females, and would urinate wherever he pleased.
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4 Americans eat 100 acres of pizza every day, and an incredible 100 pounds of chocolate every second.
43 The American Independence Day is actually on July 2nd and not July 4th. John Adams, the second president of the United States, is quoted as saying, “The second of July, 1776, will be the most memorable time in the history of America.” The 4th of July is the date when the Continental Congress actually adopted the Declaration of Independence.
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2 7% of Americans do not bathe at all, according to a study by RIPT.
bath-465577_12801 America bought Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million in 1867.
1+ Bonus Knowledge Nut
The first slave owner in America was surprisingly a black man. His name was Anthony Johnson. Born in 1600, Anthony was of Angolan origin and managed to achieve freedom in 1647. He then bought 250 acres of land becoming one of the first black property owners. This also required him to buy slaves to work on his farms, making him the first slave owner in America.