25 Of The Most Shocking Facts To Remind You Just How Bizarre America Is.
Abraham Lincoln said, " America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." These facts illustrate this observation, but hopefully with awareness, we can work on bettering the country for a more positive, cohesive future.
1/25. The U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition in the 20s and 30s, killing over 10,000 people.
2/25. Killing someone to prevent the theft of property is legal in Texas.
3/25. 100 acres of Pizza are served in the U.S. every day.
4/25. If you have $10 in your pocket and no debts, you are wealthier than 25% of Americans.
5/25. 7% of Americans claim they never bathe.
6/25. One American consumes as many resources as 32 Kenyans.
7/25. 9 million people are in prisons around world, and a quarter of them are in the U.S.
8/25. There are at least 97 people called "LOL" in the U.S.
America... oh how I love you.
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9/25. It's completely legal for minors to smoke cigarettes in the U.S. and parts of Europe. What they can't do is purchase them.
10/25. In more than half of all U.S. states, the highest paid public employee in the state is a football coach.
11/25. Montana has three times as many cows as it does people.
12/25. The current flag of the USA was designed by a 17-year-old for a school project. He received a B-.
13/25. Four planet Earths would be required to sustain the levels of consumption of the U.S.
14/25. The American flag erected on the moon during the Apollo 11 landing was purchased at a local Sears store for $5.50.
15/25. By the time an average child leaves school in the U.S., he has seen 40,000 murders on TV.
16/25. The U.S. has 115,000 janitors, 83,000 bartenders and 323,000 restaurant servers with bachelor's degrees.
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17/25. Christmas was illegal in the U.S. until 1836 as it was considered an Ancient Pagan Holiday.
18/25. It costs the U.S. Government US$2,768,902 per year to hold a prisoner in Guantanamo.
19/25. In the U.S., sitting on a sea turtle is a third degree felony.
20/25. What's more, America also has an official Rock Paper Scissors League.
21/25. GPS is owned and controlled by the U.S.Government. It can be 'switched off' at any time.
22/25. In 31 states of the U.S.,Rapists can legally sue for child custody if the rape results in pregnancy.
23/25. A man in New Jersey went to the emergency room for an open cut on his finger and was charged almost $9000 for a tetanus shot and a bandage
24/25. Nelson Mandela was not removed from the U.S. terror watchlist until 2008.
25. Valentine's Day is also National Condom Day in the U.S.
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"It wasn't me!"
There's not much you can do when the righteous fist of the law comes down on you. Call it a mix-up, or call it a mistake, if someone's pegged you at the scene of a crime there's not much you can do but trust the justice system to prove you innocent. However, that's a gamble, and just because you've been given a "not guilty" doesn't mean the effects won't follow you for the rest of your life.
Reddit user, u/danbrownskin, wanted to hear about the times when it wasn't you, seriously, it was someone else, when they asked: