Special Report

50 Most Amazing Things About America Today

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6. Office space

The Pentagon — headquarters of the Department of Defense — is the largest office building by floor area in the world.

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7. Space exploration

The only people to have walked on the moon’s surface are Americans.

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8. Immigration destination

The U.S. is home to more than 40 million immigrants — more than any other country in the world.

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9. Music central

Much of the music the world listens to — jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, hip-hop, country, folk, R&B, soul, and gospel — came out of the U.S.

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10. Hollywood is dominant

The U.S. film industry is the largest, oldest, and most profitable film industry in the world. The film industry generated about $11.4 billion in 2016, nearly double the amount generated in China, the world’s second-largest film industry.