America

More Than Just American Independence Happened On July 4th

July 4, 1776 is the day we celebrate every year as the day we declared our independence from Mother England and the birth of the United States of America. Beyond the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on this date, there were other significant events that...
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Liars Tend To Be Male, Rich And Living In America

Apparently there's an epidemic of pants-on-fire! A study surveyed 40,000 15-year old teens from 9 countries and found that boys lie more often than girls. It also found that children from higher socioeconomic backgrounds tended to lie more often than those from lower ones and North Americans appear...
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Florida Is Low In Christmas Spirit

With all the Christmas music, movies and decorating, it would appear that we've caught the holiday spirit. However when it comes to loving Christmas, Florida has a Grinch-size heart. A recent survey found Florida ranks 48th in states with the most Christmas spirit. Century Link looked at the online...
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The Happiest State In The Union

When it comes to happiness, we in Florida are a little happier than those who live in Pennsylvania but not as happy as those who live in Montana. According to a new WalletHub study, Florida is considered 29th happiest state in the country. At top of the list is Hawaii, followed by Utah, Minnesota,...
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Alcohol Consumption Reaches A 28 Year High

If it seems that we're toasting an adult beverage more often these days, you would be correct. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Americans are drinking more than the healthy amount of 2.1 gallons of ethanol alcohol (or less) per person per year. That equals...
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How Common Is Your Birthday?

With 7.442 billion people in the world and only 365 days in a year (sometimes 366), we defiantly share our birthdays with other people. But not all days are equal in births. September remains the busiest month for births in America and has been for over 20 years. And updated heatmap, or diagram...
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Football Is Still America's Favorite Sport To Watch

When it comes to sports, Football reigns supreme for the 45th consecutive year with 37% of Americans saying it is their cherished pastime to watch. While basketball appears to be gaining overall popularity claiming the second most popular sport to watch at 11%. More surprising is for the first time...
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Stove Top Thanksgiving Pants Expand To Twice Their Size When You Are Stuffed

While the debate between instant and traditional stuffing continues, Stove Top has created Thanksgiving Dinner Pants. The high waisted stretch pants have a unique pattern that resembles the stuffing found on the table with the legs red in color that pay homage to the Stove Top box. And when you're...
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America Voted This As Their Favorite Halloween Candy

Drumroll please! America's favorite Halloween candy is: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, so says a candy survey of over 8,000 people. FiveThirtyEight asked those 8000+ people to vote on over 269,000 candy choices to determine which "Fun Size" candy is king. The mixture of chocolate and peanut butter...
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One Country Is Paying For Americans To Visit

It's custom to spend your own money on vacation but there's one country that is willing to pay for Americans to visit it. Actually one airline is behind it. Qantas Airlines really wants you to visit Australia but to get there or any country you'll need a passport, so the Australian airline will pay...
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