41. Higher education
The United States has the world’s most popular higher education system for foreign students, drawing over a million international students a year, the most of any country.
Good news for beer lovers. The Brewers Association said the number of brewers in the United States climbed to 8,884 in 2020 from just 89 in 1978, fueled by the craft beer surge.
43. American companies dominate
Seven of the 10 largest companies in the world by market capitalization are based in the United States. Most of the top 100 companies by market cap (59) are American.
44. Native American influence
More than half of the states — 26 — have names with native American origins.
45. Americans love hot dogs
Americans bought 944.3 million pounds or about $2.8 billion worth of hot dogs in supermarkets in 2020. Los Angeles is top dog for franks, consuming about 30 million pounds a year.
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