Special Report

50 Most Amazing Things About America Today

Source: DmyTo / Getty Images

21. Second Amendment

There are more guns than people in the United States — about 101 for every 100 people, according to some estimates. The country with the next highest ownership rate is Serbia, where there are 58 guns for every 100 people.

Source: Nikada / Getty Images

22. German influence

Some 45.2 million Americans identify as ancestrally German, more than any other nationality.

Source: artisteer / Getty Images

23. Imperial system of measurement

The U.S. is one of only three countries that has not officially switched to the metric system. Liberia and Burma are the other two.

Source: Steve Debenport / Getty Images

24. Job tenure

The typical wage or salary worker in the U.S. has been with their current employer for 4.2 years.

Source: OlyaSolodenko / Getty Images

25. Green currency

The government chose to color U.S. currency green as an anti-counterfeiting strategy. When the color was adopted in the 19th century, cameras could only take black and white photographs, making imitation bills difficult to produce.