One state—Texas—carried out almost half of all prisoner executions (11 out of 23) in the first eight months of this year.
One country—the United States—consumes nearly 25 percent of all the world's newsprint.
One hour of flight on Air Force One, the presidential plane, costs taxpayers $180,000, equivalent to the combined average hourly wages of 4,493 federal workers.
One champion racehorse—Northern Dancer—sired 646 foals, 411 of which went on to win races.
One company—Netflix—accounts for 32 percent of all Internet traffic into American homes.