There are three towns in the United States that have the name "Santa Claus".
The Philadelphia Phillies were the first American sports team to lose their 10,000th game. In 2007, Ryan Howard struck out and ended the game - and their fans cheered.
About 35 million Americans share DNA with at least one of the 102 pilgrims who arrived aboard the Mayflower in 1620.
Just a small oversight
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.
Keeping a balance
The state of Alaska is 429 times larger than the state of Rhode Island, but Rhode Island has a significantly larger population.
- Official Name: The United States of America
- Capital: Washington DC
- Population: 316.6 million
- Official Language: English
- Currency: US Dollar
- Government Type: Federal Republic
- Academic Year
Semester 1: late August to December
Semester 2: mid-January to late May