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13 Crazy Things Possible Only in the US

The United States of America, the land of opportunity, presents not just opportunities but also the chance to see and experience some really wacky things.

Bright Side curated a list of crazy things that you’ll probably only see in the US.

Homage to an insect

Boll Weevil Monument is a prominent landmark erected by the citizens of Alabama to pay homage to an insect—the boll weevil—for its profound influence on agriculture and the economy.

In the state of Vermont, you can’t have apple pie without ice cream, a glass of cold milk, or a slice of cheddar cheese that weighs a minimum of 1/2 ounce.

Huge vegetables, suitable for giants

Due to its long summer days, produce in Alaska often reach jaw-dropping sizes, like the 138.25 lb cabbage. The previous record was also from Alaska.

You can own a brown bear in 9 states.

Monster trucks

Plane from train

Want to enjoy seeing planes take off and land from a train? If yes, get on board the PHX Sky Train. The trains cross over an active airport taxiway. It’s the only rail system in the world that does this.

Diamond hunting

Are you a diamond hunter? Head over to the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas. It’s the only diamond mine in the world that allows the public to hunt for diamonds. Approximately, 2 diamonds are found by park visitors per day.

All 50 states allow you to drive barefoot.

Superman ice cream

Superman ice cream is the unofficial ice cream flavor of Michigan. It’s a delicious treat with red, blue, and yellow swirls and differs in taste from ice cream shop to ice cream shop.

You can own a tank.

The weirdest Olympics

St. Louis hosted the 1904 Summer Olympics, which is still widely considered to be one of the weirdest. Only 12 countries participated and it lasted for 5 months. The oddest event was the marathon. One runner was chased out of the marathon by a pack of dogs, while the winner hitched a ride on a car. And competitor Felix Carvajal de Soto actually stopped during the marathon to take a nap yet still managed to come in 4th place.

Zip code for a building

The Empire State Building has its own ZIP code (10118).

A mansion and a dilapidated hut cost the same

What other crazy things do you know that you can do in the US? Let us know in the comments below.

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