Interesting, Amazing and Real When LBJ’s “War on Poverty” began, less than 10 percent of all U.S. children were growing up in single parent households. Today, that number has skyrocketed to 33 percent.
Interesting, Amazing and Real There is a city in Bangladesh called Dhaka where workers are paid just one dollar for every 1,000 bricks that they carry. Meanwhile, the “inactivity rate” for men in their prime working years in the United States is hovering near record high levels.
Interesting, Amazing and Real When George Lucas was mixing the American Graffiti soundtrack, he numbered the reels of film starting with an R and numbered the dialog starting with a D. Sound designer Walter Murch asked George for Reel 2, Dialog 2 by saying “R2D2”. George liked the way that sounded so much he integrated that into another project he was working on.
Interesting, Amazing and Real The tallest woman in the world is American Sandy Allen who is 7 feet 7 inches
Interesting, Amazing and Real There is a blind man in America, Daniel Kish, who uses echolocation to navigate in the same way as a bat! He does this by producing a clicking sound with his tongue and then listening intently for the sound waves to bounce back.
Interesting, Amazing and Real The vegetable that is eaten most by Americans is potatoes. On average, a person eats about 140 pounds of potatoes annually
Interesting, Amazing and Real The word “America” comes from the European explorer “Amerigo Vespucci
Interesting, Amazing and Real When Coca-Cola was invented, American tourists that visited Spain were surprised to see that Coke was three times as expensive as a glass of brandy
Interesting, Amazing and Real There are over 77,000 Americans on waiting lists for organ transplants.
Interesting, Amazing and Real The state with the most millionaires per capita is Maryland.