Here are some fun American geographic facts – the first of occasional postings on the weird and wonderful things you can find in the United States of America. Both of these are from the February 11/18, 2013 edition of The New Yorker.
What is the highest coastal point in the USA sound of Maine? Give up? In “The Toll”, Ian Frazier writes that it is the “top of Todt Hill” in the centre of Staten Island, at 409 feet about sea level.
Here’s another one: Susan Orlean writes in “Walart” that taken as a whole (i.e. adding all of the stores together), Walmarts “are among the most visited interior spaces on earth”.