United States of America
- The tallest mountain the US is Mt McKinley, located in the state of Alaska it reaches 20,320 ft (6,194 m) above sea level.
- Most of the world's tornadoes occur in the Midwest region of the US known as Tornado Alley.
Hawaii is the most recent of the 50 states in the US (joining in 1959) and is the only one made up entirely of islands.
- Origin of Name: the feminine version of the Latin name of Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci. in Latin, the other continents' names were all feminine.