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Cherry Blossom Diplomacy
The pink cherry blossoms in Washington D.C. were a gift from Imperial Japan in 1912. They sent more than 3,000 seeds to be planted near the Potomac River as a symbol of friendship between the two nations.
The US Air Force researched a “Gay Bomb”: A non-lethal bomb containing really strong pheromones that will make the enemy forces attracted to each other. It won the 2007 Ig Nobel Prize.
Pizza Each Second
350 slices of pizza are consumed each second in USA.
Typing 'illuminati' backwards into the address bar, followed by '.com', will take you to U.S. government's National Security Agency website.
In 2013, a homeless man from Oregon robbed a bank for $1, then casually sat down and waited for police to arrest him so he could receive healthcare in prison.
In 1992, an Australian gambling syndicate purchased the majority of combinations in a Virginia lottery. They won, turning their $5m investment into $27m winnings.
There's a city named 'Licking' and a town named 'Butts' in the state of Missouri.
The largest hotel suite in the world is located 22 stories under the surface in the Grand Canyon Caverns. One night for two people in this 65 million year old cave is $700.