10 surprising facts about the US
Interesting facts about the US, about which you did not know.
1. A floating post office in Michigan
Michigan - the only place in the world where there is a floating post office. Ships W. Westcott II deals with mail delivery to ships in transit. This unusual-mail has been around for over 125 years.
2. In Florida, there are two rivers with the same name
Florida - the only state in which two rivers with the same name. Rivers called Withlacoochee are in north-central and central Florida. Apart from the name, they have nothing in common.
3. Amazing Golden Gate
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, painted in red color, but is called "gold" due to the special lighting from the sun. Cables to the bridge you can wrap the Earth three times! It is the most photographed bridge in the world.
4. In Arizona over the mountains than in the whole of Switzerland
In Arizona, more parks and national monuments than any other state, over the mountains than in Switzerland, and more golf courses than in Scotland.
5. The largest Chinese community outside of China
Chinatown San Francisco-old Chinese district in North America and the largest Chinese community outside of China - with a population of over 100 thousand people.
6. The view from the Empire State Building
In clear weather from the observation deck of the Empire State Building in New York, you can see as many as five states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.
7. Chicago River before flowing in the other direction
Chicago River, which now flows out of Lake Michigan, previously flowed in the other direction. In the late 19th century, engineers dug a canal for ships, which connects the Chicago River with the Mississippi. As a result, the water of the river began to flow in the opposite direction.
8. Golf Course with a cemetery in the middle of
An old cemetery in the town of Montana Harlotone turned out the world's only burial place, surrounded by a golf course under the cynical name Jawbone Creek Golf Course ( "Bay of the jaw bones").
9. The best staff in many respects - Utah
It is obscure Utah boasts the highest percentage of computer companies, the highest birth rate, the healthiest population, the highest level of literacy and the greatest number of people with higher education.
10. The only operating mine diamond production
The only mine in diamond mining in the United States located in the State Natural Park Diamond Crater. It is notable that the only public open place where diamonds are mined. If the mine, visitors will find the diamonds on their own, they can leave them yourself!