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10 Fascinating And Shocking Facts About America You Didn’t Know



America. You probably think you know all there is to know about the country that’s actually worth knowing. The fact of the matter is that the country might be one of the younger ones in the world but there are still all kinds of little tidbits that are incredibly interesting and rather shocking. Whether talking about the history of the country or just about something that’s going on right now, there are all kinds of different things you didn’t know about America even if you thought you were someone who has studied this country quite a bit. Check out our list of 10 fascinating and shocking facts about America you didn’t know and tell us which one stands out to you.

George Washington Was A Heavy Drinker

While there are tales of Washington being this holier than thou figure, it turns out he liked to party. Some historians have recently posited that he spent about seven percent of his total income on booze.

William Howard Taft Invented the Seventh Inning Stretch

A baseball game usually takes a long time. When William Howard Taft was attending one particular game, he found that eventually he had to get out of his seat and stretch. He made that decision between the top and bottom of the seventh inning of the game, and the seventh inning stretch was born.