Category: US

According to the US Flag Code “The flag should never be…

According to the US Flag Code “The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery”, and “No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform”.

Photo : The U.S. Army / wikimedia

In the U.S, if you find dinosaur fossils on your property,…

In the U.S, if you find dinosaur fossils on your property, they’re yours to keep.

Photo : Mike Beauregard / flickr / wikimedia

Black travelers in the 1950s had their own guidebook to the US…

Black travelers in the 1950s had their own guidebook to the US called The Green Book which had information about where it was safe for them to stop, shop, eat, and even stay the night.

Charles J. Guiteau who assassinated US President James A….

Charles J. Guiteau who assassinated US President James A. Garfield intentionally used a gun that would look nice in a museum.

Charles J. Guiteau who assassinated US President James A….

Charles J. Guiteau who assassinated US President James A. Garfield intentionally used a gun that would look nice in a museum.

Of the United States’ 2.9 million female high school…

Of the United States’ 2.9 million female high school athletes, only 3% are cheerleaders, yet cheerleading accounts for nearly 65% of all catastrophic injuries in girls’ high school athletics and carries the highest rate of catastrophic injuries in sports.

In 1901, a doctor was told mid-surgery that he was needed…

In 1901, a doctor was told mid-surgery that he was needed urgently elsewhere, to which he responded that he could not leave “even for the President of the United States”. He was then told he needed to operate on William McKinley, the President of the United States. The doctor maintained his claim and actually didn’t leave.

Several people in the US have married themselves, as part of a…

Several people in the US have married themselves, as part of a self-empowerment movement that started in 2000. Sometimes they even have a wedding reception and take themselves on a honeymoon. Advocates say it acts as a coming–of-age ritual for single people.

Historians say one reason the US never embraced the metric…

Historians say one reason the US never embraced the metric system is due to pirates. In 1794, a French scientist was sailing to the US to meet. Thomas Jefferson and deliver the standards for a meter and a kilogram. But his ship was captured by pirates, and he died.

Martha Hughes Cannon was a Mormon and polygamous wife who ran…

Martha Hughes Cannon was a Mormon and polygamous wife who ran for state senate against her own husband. She won, making her the first female state senator in the US.