10 surprising facts about the US

Interesting facts about the US, about which you did not know.
1. A floating post office in Michigan

Michigan - the only place in the world where there is a floating post office. Ship W. Westcott II deals with mail delivery to ships in transit. This unusual Mail has existed for over 125 years.

2. In Florida, there are two rivers with the same name

Florida - the only state in which two rivers with the same name. Withlacoochee River named is in the north-central and central Florida. Apart from the name, they have nothing in common.

3. Amazing Golden Gate

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, colored red, but is called "golden" because of special lighting from the sun. Cables with this bridge can wrap the Earth three times! It is the most photographed bridge in the world.

4. In Arizona over the mountains than in the whole of Switzerland

In Arizona, more parks and national monuments than any other state, big mountains than Switzerland and more golf courses than in Scotland.

5. The largest Chinese community outside China

Chinatown in San Francisco-old Chinese district in North America and the largest Chinese community outside of China - with a population of over 100 thousand people.

6. The view from the Empire State Building

In clear weather from the observation deck of the Empire State Building in New York, you can see as many as five states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

7. Chicago River before flowing in the other direction

River Chicago, which now flows from Lake Michigan, previously flowing in the other direction. In the late 19th century, engineers dug a channel for ships, connecting Chicago with the Mississippi River. As a result, the river water began to flow in the other direction.

8. Golf Course in the middle of the cemetery

The old cemetery in Montana town Harlotone was the only burial site in the world, surrounded by a golf course under the cynical name Jawbone Creek Golf Course («Bay jaw bones").

9. The best staff in many ways - Utah

It is obscure Utah boasts the highest percentage of computer firms, the highest birth rate, the healthiest population, the highest level of literacy and the greatest number of people with higher education.

10. The only operating diamond mines

The only diamond mines in the United States is in a state park natural diamond crater. It is notable that the only public open place where diamonds are mined. If visitors find mine diamonds on their own, they can afford to leave them!

Source: interest-planet.ru


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