Thursday, November 13, 2008


Weird Facts Reveal State Of The U.S.

LONDON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Did you know that 2.9 million Americans claim to have been abducted by aliens?

That weird fact plus a slew of others comprise Stephen Fender’s book, 50 Facts That Should Change The USA (Disinformation), which hits shelves this December.

Fender analyzes the quirkiest, most jaw-dropping facts that reveal the real state of the States.

For instance, upon studying corruption in local government, Fender discovered that a city in Kentucky once protested against City Hall by electing a black Labrador named Junior as its mayor.

A tidbit that reflects issues with urban transport is the fact that for 38 years, San Francisco had a freeway that ended in mid- air. The unused road was only torn down after an earthquake weakened it.

While Fender came across various fun factoids about America, he also discovered sad information that begs to be changed.

For example, more than 18,000 adults in America die each year because they don’t have health insurance, and one in eight Americans live below the official poverty guidelines.

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