CoolFacts USA Edition Volume 1

1-5 CoolFacts About USA

Outlaw Big George Nose

1. After outlaw Big George Nose was killed, the doctors performing the autopsy turned his skull into an ashtray and his skin into shoes. The doctor that kept the skull was the first female doctor in Wyoming and the doctor that kept the shoes wore them to his inauguration as governor of Wyoming. – Source

2. There are only 2 escalators in the entire state of Wyoming. – Source

3. A small home in Cheyenne, Wyoming is home to 2,000+ shell companies. – Source

4. The Venus flytrap is only found natively within a 60 mile radius of Wilmington, North Carolina. – Source

5. In 1961 US accidentally dropped a nuclear bomb on a small town in North Carolina. It was 1 low voltage switch away from actually detonating. – Source

6-10 CoolFacts About USA

Barrels Of Bourbon

6. There are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. – Source

7. A North Carolina man owns the only known recording of Super Bowl I, as CBS and NBC didn’t save it. The NFL countered his $1 million offer for the taping with $30,000, then later refused to buy it at all, yet warned him he’ll face legal action if he sells it to anyone else. – Source

8. The only coup in US history occurred in North Carolina in 1898. A mob of white supremacists armed with rifles and pistols marched on City Hall in Wilmington and overthrew the local government, forcing both black and white officials to resign. The leader of the mob was later elected as mayor. – Source

9. North Carolina had eugenics laws until 2003, which sterilized an estimated 7,600 people the government deemed “socially or intellectually unfit” to have children. – Source

10. In 1876 it mysteriously rained meat over a Kentucky town in what is now known as the Kentucky Meat Shower. – Source

11-15 CoolFacts About USA

Frank Sinatra

11. Frank Sinatra was a fervent anti-racist. He helped desegregate Nevada hotels and casinos and even played a concert at Carnegie Hall for Martin Luther King Jr. – Source

12. A single landfill in Kentucky takes garbage from states all over the East Coast. Originally planned to take 7,000 tons over its lifetime, it now takes 3,500 tons per day. – Source

13. Kentucky never seceded from the Union during the Civil War, sent more than twice as many soldiers to the Union Army, and yet of the 74 Civil War monuments in Kentucky 72 are for the Confederacy. – Source

14. Due to the lax laws that pertained to divorce in Reno, Nevada in the early 1900’s, “divorce ranches” were created where women, who were denied divorces in their own home states, could stay at, establish residency, and gain a divorce in Reno within the span of six weeks. – Source

15. In the 1800s, a cult leader gave 600 acres of land to God but the State of Pennsylvania took possession and sold it because the Almighty didn’t pay His taxes. – Source