Special Report

The Most Amazing Things About America Today

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21. US flag

The current iteration of the American flag was designed by a high school student.

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22. Second Amendment

There are more guns than people in the United States — about 120.5 for every 100 people, according to the Small Arms Survey. The country with the next highest ownership rate is Yemen, where there are 52.8 guns for every 100 people.

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23. German influence

Approximately 40.4 million Americans identify as ancestrally German, more than any other nationality.

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24. Imperial system of measurement

The United States is one of only three countries that have not officially switched to the metric system. Liberia and Burma are the other two.

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25. Job tenure

The typical wage or salary worker in the United States has been with his or her current employer for 4.3 years.

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