Now, it's unlikely that the current American flag will ever be altered, except in the case of a large-scale alien invasion but, in an alternate universe, just think of the many possibilities that could arise.
MGMT, a design studio from Brooklyn, were given the task of giving the iconic image a makeover and they came up with 50 new flags that all showcase different pieces of, sometimes rather bleak, information about the US.
Read more about the project here.
American presidents by race
1 in 4 Americans have been on TV
McDonald's represents 43% of the total US fast food market
300 lightning-related injuries in the US every year
Languages spoken in American homes
Religious affiliations in America
In 2008, America spent 1% of the total budget on foreign aid
Cat and dog ownership in the US
There are 30 chickens per person in America
The location of active & inactive U.S. nuclear weapons testing sites