Curiosities in the USA

What are these Curiosities in the USA?

The eBook "Curiosities in the USA" was written with one main goal, entertain the readers with funny information about each state of the USA. It is not an informative or a guide about the States, it is just a compilation of small stories or curiosities that have happened.

This is not the eBook you will read in a lecture or give to your high school teacher as a part of USA history, it is the eBook you definitely need to entertain and show your friends that you know what happens!

So, what are these curiosities about the USA?

They are about something that happened one day, or something like the official beverage of a state. Or maybe an April fools day prank. Who knows what the next line of the book has for you!

If each mosaic was a story... there would lots of mosaics

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So what is this book like inside?

It's plain simple, with short stories but what's best than showing real examples?

Alabama

The year of 2011 was passing and in the beautiful County of Lee, a sheriff's office had a great idea, they decided to tell people who had fallen behind their child support that they were the lucky ones to win tickets to , the annual Iron Bowl, the Alabama vs Auburn football game.

After getting there and wanting to collect their free tickets, they were arrested.

The local law-force went criative and created an environment specially designed for crushing disappointment and shame. The best of it was that it was all caught on camera for the viewing pleasure.

Parents who'd received and responded to this amazing congratulatory letter were greeted with happy shouts and nice balloons.

"Are you an Alabama or Auburn fan?"

They pretended to want to know.

Then the parents, some of them went during their lunch break, were easily brought into a room to be handcuffed and escorted to the bus. All this while Van Halen's "Jump" faded in the background and "Walk This Way" or "Another One Bites The Dust" started in.

The Eruption of Mount Edgecumbe

Why is it so curious the an eruption is part of this eBook? Read under!
Why is it so curious the an eruption is part of this eBook? Read under!

A Curiosity in Alaska

It was the first of April of 1974 and the residents of the village of Sitka woke to a dangerous sight, their neighbor dormant volcano was billowing black smoke.

Coast Guard was called and they came closer to investigate what was happening, it was then that the pilot saw around seventy tires burning and two simple words, "April Fool", sprayed into the snow.

Curiously, this was after the Aleutian Islands Earthquake that killed over 170 people in Hawaii on the first of April, 1946. A real event that unfortunately happened on April Fool.

Tigers in Texas?

How many tigers are there in Texas?
How many tigers are there in Texas?

There are more tigers in Texas than their native land of India.

Some estimates say that there are over 3,000 tigers in Texas and 2,250 in India.

Only Text?

Unfortunetely the book is only about text, no images.

However, this hub is not only a wall of text, it is about images and videos for your own enjoyment.

The Mammoth Caves in Kentucky are the longest in the world

The Mammoth Cave National Park has an area of 82.63 mi² (214 km²). For comparison Manhattan has 22.83 sq mi (59.1 km2).

You are able to visit several caves in the Park, with lighted tours that can last up to 6 hours.

A small quiz for you!

Want to travel with your pet to Hawaii?

Be careful and informed!

Hawaii has been rabies free for a reason, almost all pets that come into the island must to go through a quarantine process that may last 120 days. All to ensure the islands stay rabies free.

Do you know?

What is the State with more French Speaking households?

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Answer

According to the 2013 census:

  • Louisiana has 4.68% French speaking households
  • Maine has 5.28% French speaking households

So the answer is:

Maine

Is Curiosities of the USA worth it?

Of course it is, just look at Amazon Reviews:

At least five people loved it! With titles like.

  • A superb collection of relevant and humorous facts on each and every state in the nation
  • Fascinating curiosities!
  • Great book, I highly recommend it
  • Boost your general knowledge
  • fun

Thank you

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mactavers 18 months ago

Great fun and worthwhile since geography is sadly lacking in education today. New Mexico Magazine has a monthly feature that highlights the number of people in the USA who believe that New Mexico is part of Mexico. (It's been a state since 1912!)


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Aladdins Cave 18 months ago from Melbourne, Australia

Thanks for that, it was the interesting, I've tweeted the page for you

Cheers from DOWNUNDER

PS

I got the Quiz correct as well :)

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