Some Interesting Facts about The United Sates of America - Page 1

We use these facts to get students to talk about them.

  1. Thirty percent of American households have a dog.
  2. Twenty-two percent have a cat.
  3. Eight Percent have some other kind of pet.
  4. Most people in the world live near a large body of water, an ocean, a river, or a lake.
  5. More than half of all Americans move to Florida, California, Arizona, and Texas.
  6. English is the official language of 87 countries of the world.
  7. My interest is in the future because I am to spend the rest of my life there.
  8. Alcohol slows the body's ability to burn fat. That's why beer drinkers develop a large stomach.
  9. Children who live with smokers are more than twice as likely to develop lung cancer later in life than children of non-smoking parents.
  10. In 1776 the average person in North America could expect to live 35 years.
  11. He that travels much knows much.
  12. In 1989, 2,066,510 people traveled between New York and San Francisco by airplane.
  13. When men and women agree, it is only in the conclusion; their reasons are always different.
  14. About 25% of all American married women are older than their husbands.
  15. Most Americans marry between the ages of 25 and 29.