CHECK OUT THIS NUMBER: 9.857 million km². That’s the size of the US.
Before we start this article, let’s just address one thing: America is huge. It takes 2 full days to cross, and 4 or 5 if you ever plan on sleeping. Because of this, we’re all different people. Some of us lead the Hollywood life you see in the movies, some of us are overweight gun owners that spend their free time drinking beer on porches, and some of us are quiet, thin, and fit zero American stereotypes.
But while we’re pretty hard to generalize — and you’ll see that on any visit — there are a few things about this country at large that you might find surprising, wherever you go.