Day Brightener – In A Slight Departure From The Norm – Great Pictures and Interesting Facts about the U.S.

There’s enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to build a two-lane highway from San Francisco to NYC.

Western Michigan is home to a giant lavender labyrinth so big you can see it on Google Earth.

More people live in New York City than in 40 of the 50 states

The number of bourbon barrels in Kentucky outnumbers the state’s population by more than two million.

The entire town of Whittier, Alaska lives under one roof.

The one-woman town of Monowi, Nebraska is the only officially incorporated municipality with a population of 1.  The sole, 83-year-old resident is the city’s mayor, librarian, and bartender.

The town of Centralia, Pennsylvania has been on fire for 55 years.

The total length of Idaho’s rivers could stretch across the United States about 40 times.

The entire Denver International Airport is twice the size of Manhattan.

In 1922, a man built a house and all his furniture entirely out of 100,000 newspapers. The structure still stands today in Rockport, Massachusetts.

At 46 letters, Massachusetts’s Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggcha ubunagungamaugg has the longest place name in the U.S. (even though it’s based on a joke).

The Library of Congress contains approximately 838 miles of bookshelves—long enough to stretch from Houston to Chicago.

Oregon’s Crater Lake is deep enough to cover six Statues of Liberty stacked on top of each other.

Kansas produces enough wheat each year to feed everyone in the world for about two weeks.

Boston has the worst drivers out of the nation’s 200 largest cities. Kansas City has the best drivers.

Arizona and Hawaii are now the only states that don’t observe daylight savings time.

There’s an island full of wild monkeys off the coast of South Carolina called Morgan Island, and it’s not open to humans.

It would take you more than 400 years to spend a night in all of Las Vegas’s hotel rooms.

In 1872, Russia sold Alaska to the Unites States for about 2 cents per acre.

There’s a town in Washington with treetop bridges made specifically to help squirrels cross the street.

There is enough water in Lake Superior to cover all of North and South America in one foot of liquid.

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