Category: America

Having travelled peacefully across Canada for 26 days, a hitchhiking robot “hitchBOT” which relied on people for travelling was destroyed in Philadelphia on its first trip in America.

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The largest brick structure in the Americas is located on an uninhabited island 68 miles west of Key West.

The largest brick structure in the Americas is located on an uninhabited island 68 miles west of Key West.

The first female self-made millionaire in America was a black woman. Her name was Madam C. J. Walker.

A study found that America’s poor can’t afford money-saving habits like buying in bulk or timing their purchases to take advantage of sales.

America’s “Big Four” rival pizza chains – Domino’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, and Little Caesars – all buy their cheese from the same man: James Leprino. He sells 1 billion pounds of cheese each year.

Schizophrenic voices are shaped by local culture. Patients in America hear voices asking them to do violent things whereas in Africa and India, the voices they hear are usually of dead relatives or nice voices offering comfort.

In 19th-century America, the belief that sausages were usually made out of dog meat was so widespread that they started to be called “hot dogs”. (Source)

The Aztec capital Tenochtitlán was the largest city in the Americas with over 200,000 people. It was built on a man-made island in the middle of a lake – connected to shore by 3 causeways. It contained huge pyramids, floating gardens, aqueducts and canals. It was destroyed by the Spanish in 1521.

God Bless and Good Luck: The American Dream