Top 10 Strange Things We Learned about America

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We’ve scoured the country, from mountains to coasts, to create great content on Destination America, and we’ve seen some strange things along the way. Check out the Top 10 surprising trivia twists we’ve collected about America that made the journey a lot more fun!

Check out our favorite strange American factoids, and meet our crew:

1. Moose-vehicle collisions cost Alaskans nearly $14 million per year. That’s $63 per Alaska moose. – Cassie, Digital Producer


2. Although English is the most commonly spoken language used in the U.S. and is the language used in government, the country has no official language. – Pam, Executive Assistant

3. Montana has three times as many cows as it does people. – Leah, Scheduling Coordinator

4. In the state of Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice cream in your back pocket. – Fay, Executive Producer

5. In Maine, it is against the law to stroll down the street playing the violin. – Alyshia, Marketing Manager


6. Each day, 1 in 4 Americans visits a fast food restaurant. – Matt, VP of Scheduling

7. George Washington grew marijuana in his garden. – Paul, Production Coordinator

8. It’s against the law to pawn your dentures in Las Vegas. – Sierra, Development Coordinator

9. The first Harley built in 1903 used a tomato can for a carburetor. - Nicole, Talent and Casting Manager


10. Yellowstone Park sits on a supervolcano—packing enough wallop to destroy much of North America and start an ice age. There are two other supervolcanos in the United States—Long Valley in California and Valles Caldera in New Mexico. - Marc, SVP of Content and Strategy

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