The U.S. is at the center of global invention. Airplanes, computers, cellphones, potato chips, and the light bulb are just a few examples.
17. Americans love dogs
There are an estimated 75.8 million dogs in the U.S., more than double the number in Brazil, the country with the second most dogs.
18. The U.S. economy is massive
Though the U.S. is home to less than 5% of the world’s population, it is responsible for nearly 25% of global economic output.
19. Petroleum production
The U.S. became the world’s largest petroleum producer in the last 10 years. The U.S. produced 15.6 million barrels of petroleum per day in 2017, 3.5 million more than Saudi Arabia, the world’s second-biggest petroleum producer.
20. U.S. flag
The current iteration of the American flag was designed by a high school student.