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5 Fun Facts about the United States


1. Although English is the most spoken language, the United States has no official language.


2. Benjamin Franklin wanted the national bird to be the turkey, stating in a letter to his daughter that the eagle is a coward, a thief and “By no means a proper Emblem for the brave and honest Cincinnati of America who have driven all the King birds from our Country.”


3. The USA is the fourth largest country in the world in size, behind China, Canada and Russia.


4. Twenty-seven percent of Americans believe that we never actually landed on the moon.


5. Although Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., it is technically 47th because Congress forgot to vote on a resolution to admit it to the Union until 1953.

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