If you were like me in high school, then you were a total history nerd who paid attention during class. Of course, that doesn’t mean I retained much of what my teacher was telling me – high school was a long time ago. But history – and United States history, specifically – is fascinating and at times it can be flat-out insane.
A recent Reddit thread posed the question, “What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about the United States?” Let me tell you. The answers are quite interesting. And most of them I definitely don’t remember from high school. If there’s one place where history nerds can gather and geek out over bizarre and interesting facts, it’s the internet.
Here are 30 facts about the United States that you’ve probably never heard before. Prepare to have your mind blown.
The Knox Expedition where 60 tons of cannon and artillery were dragged for 300 miles, during three winter months, from Fort Ticonderoga to Boston.
This is considered a huge logistical feat and laid the pieces for us to win the Revolutionary War.
Every time I don’t want to wake up early to vote I think of this.
Talk about motivation.