United Stats of America

United Stats of America

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Stayin' Alive

Aired on May 08, 2012

Would you believe that deer are deadlier than snakes? It’s true. Turns out deer are the deadliest animal in America. In this episode we look at what kills us and why and we’re on the hunt for our number one killer. What is most likely to kill us? The answer is so surprising it just might kill you.

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Moving On

Aired on May 15, 2012

Would you believe that in a nation with 3.5 million square miles of territory, 99 percent of us are crowded into only 8 percent of the land! How did that happen? This episode looks at where we live and why. We chart the influence of seven inventions that moved us out, up, down and out.

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Size Matters

Aired on May 22, 2012

The series kicks off with a look at the changing size and shape of the Average American. When our country was born, America was the tallest country in the world, and we held onto that title until the 1950s. Today, we’ve plummeted to number nine in the world rankings. But we are, however, distinguishing ourselves in a different way: in the past 100 years, America’s average waistline grew from a size 26 to a size 34…and we are now among the fattest people in the world. When and why did we stop getting taller and start getting wider.

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