America Facts

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    The Canadian province of New Brunswick (which was part of the UK at the time) had a bloodless war with the US state of Maine in 1839
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    The Procrastinators' Club of America newsletter is called Last Month's Newsletter.
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    A Native American tribe in South Dakota collects bottle caps left by campers, using them as currency. Several banks in the area now recognize the caps as legal tender.
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    According to some estimates, Americans are sitting on $30 billion worth of unredeemed gift cards.
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    50% of pizzas in America are pepperoni.
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    Although African-Americans make up only 13% of the U.S. population, they accounted for one half of the estimated new HIV/AIDS diagnoses in 2004.
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    One million Americans, about 3,000 each day, take up smoking each year. Most of them are children.
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    Americans throw out 4.5 pounds of trash a day - twice that of 40 years ago.
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