Category: American

From the late 1860s until the 1970s, several American cities had…

From the late 1860s until the 1970s, several American cities had ugly laws that deemed it illegal for persons who were “unsightly” or “unseemly” to appear in public.

An American woman never learned what happened to her husband,…

An American woman never learned what happened to her husband, whose plane was shot down over Les Ventes, France during WWII. She finally got her congressman to reopen his case in 2011. She was shocked to learn the town had been memorializing him and his sacrifice for 67 years.

A 2012 survey of 1,000 Americans found that 45% of them wished…

A 2012 survey of 1,000 Americans found that 45% of them wished they could skip Christmas due to financial pressures.

Martin Joe Laurello was a German-American sideshow performer who…

Martin Joe Laurello was a German-American sideshow performer who could turn his head 180 degrees.

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Seven percent of American adults believe that chocolate milk…

Seven percent of American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows.

30% of Americans don’t drink alcohol at all. 60% drink…

30% of Americans don’t drink alcohol at all. 60% drink less than 1 drink a week. The top 10% drink 74 drinks a week.

An American gymnast with a wooden leg won six medals, including…

An American gymnast with a wooden leg won six medals, including three gold, in a single day at the 1904 Olympics.

American soldiers paying tribute to all the horses that lost…

American soldiers paying tribute to all the horses that lost their life in World War I, 1918

American environmental activist Julia Butterfly Hill lived in a…

American environmental activist Julia Butterfly Hill lived in a 1500 year old California Redwood tree for 738 days to prevent it being cut down by the Pacific Lumber Company. The Simpson’s episode “Lisa the Tree Hugger” was inspired by Hill’s story.

The Vietnam War is known in Vietnam as the American War….

The Vietnam War is known in Vietnam as the American War. source

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