U.S. Archive

America’s war on drugs, officially began in 1971. At that time 1 gram of cocaine cost $200 ($1,100 adjusted for inflation). Today that same gram of cocaine cost $50.

The switch from $1 bills to $1 coins would save American taxpayers approximately $4.4 billion in the next 30 years. This is because coins are significantly more durable than paper bills.

The US Army during WWII developed a grenade the same size and shape as a baseball, to make it more effective for the soldiers who had grown up playing baseball.