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    Popular spots

    There are three towns in the United States that have the name "Santa Claus".

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    Prestigious honours

    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.

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    Family ties

    About 35 million Americans share DNA with at least one of the 102 pilgrims who arrived aboard the Mayflower in 1620.

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    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.

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    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.

Fast Facts

  • 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

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