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Thread: FUN FACTS FOR EACH STATE

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    A Fun Fact for Each State

    ALABAMA .................. Was the first place to have 9-1-1, started in 1968.

    ALASKA .................... One out of every 64 people has a pilot's license.

    ARIZONA ................... Is the only state in the continental U.S. that doesn't follow Daylight Savings Time.

    ARKANSAS ................ Has the only active diamond mine in the U.S.

    CALIFORNIA ............. Its economy is so large that if it w ere a country, it would rank seventh in the entire world.

    COLORADO ............... In 1976 it became the only state to turn down the Olympics.

    CONNECTICUT ........... The Frisbee was invented here at Yale University.

    DELAWARE .............. Has more scientists and engineers than any other state.

    FLORIDA ................... At 874.3 square miles, Jacksonville is the U.S. 's largest city.

    GEORGIA ................... It was here, in 1886, that pharmacist John Pemberton made the first vat of Coca-Cola.

    HAWAII ..................... Hawaiians live, on average, five years longer than residents in any other state.

    IDAHO ....................... TV was invented in Rigby, Idaho, in 1922.

    ILLINOIS...................Has a Governor in jail. one pending jail & the most corrupt state in the union!

    INDIANA ................Home to Santa Claus, Indiana, which gets a half million letters to Santa every year.

    IOWA.............Winnebago get their name from Winnebago County. Also, it is the only state that begins with two vowels.

    KANSAS ..................... Liberal, Kansas, has an exact replica of the house in The Wizard of Oz.

    KENTUCKY ................ Has more than $6 billion in gold underneath Fort Knox.

    LOUISIANA ............... Has parishes instead of counties because they were originally Spanish church units.

    MAINE ...................... It's so big, it covers as many square miles as the other five New England states combined.

    MARYLAND .............. The Ouija board was created in Baltimore in 1892.

    MASSACHUSETTS ...... The Fig Newton is named after Newton, Massachusetts.

    MICHIGAN ................ Fremont, home to Gerber, is the baby food capital of the world.

    MINNESOTA ............Bloomingtons Mall of America is so big, if you spent 10 minutes in each store, you'd be there nearly four days.

    MISSISSIPPI ............. President Teddy Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear here ... that's how the teddy bear got its name.

    MISSOURI ............... Is the birthplace of the ice cream cone.

    MONTANA ................. A sapphire from Montana is in the Crown Jewels of England.

    NEBRASKA ............... More triplets are born here than in any other state.

    NEW HAMPSHIRE ...... Birthplace of Tupperware, invented in 1938 by Earl Tupper.

    NEW JERSEY ............ Has the most shopping malls in one area in the world.

    NEW MEXICO ............ Smokey the Bear was rescued from a 1950 forest fire
    here.

    NEW YORK ................ Is home to the nation's oldest cattle ranch, started in 1747 in Montauk.

    NORTH CAROLINA ..... Home of the first Krispy Kreme doughnut.

    NORTH DAKOTA ....... Rigby, North Dakota , is the exact geographic center of North America.

    OHIO ......................... The hot dog was invented here in 1900.

    OKLAHOMA ............... The grounds of the state capital are covered by operating oil wells.

    OREGON .................... Has the most ghost towns in the country.

    PENNSYLVANIA ......... The smiley, : ) was first used in 1980 by computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University.

    RHODE ISLAND ......... The nation's oldest bar, the White Horse Tavern, opened here in 1673.

    SOUTH CAROLINA ..... Sumter County is home to the world's largest gingko farm.

    SOUTH DAKOTA ....... Is the only state that's never had an earthquake.

    TENNESSEE ............... Nashville 's Grand Ole Opry is the longest running live radio show in the world.

    TEXAS ....................... Dr. Pepper was invented in Waco back in 1885. The Hamburger was invented in Arlington, Texas in 1906.

    UTAH ....................... The first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant opened here in 1952.

    VERMONT .................. Montpelier is the only state capital without a McDonald's.

    VIRGINIA ................. Home of the world's largest office building... The Pentagon.

    WASHINGTON ........... Seattle has twice as many college graduates as any other
    state.

    WASHINGTON D.C. .... Was the first planned capital in the world.

    WEST VIRGINIA ......... Had the world's first brick paved street, Summers Street, laid in Charleston in 1870.

    WISCONSIN ............... The ice cream sundae was invented here in 1881 to get around Blue Laws prohibiting ice cream from being sold on Sundays.

    WYOMING .................Was the first state to allow women to vote.

    I hope you enjoyed this. I found it interesting!!!

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    Interesting. Was there something for Nevada?

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    Nevada - Where it is illegal to drive a camel on the highway.

    (THIS IS A NEVADA LAW...LOL)

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    thanks, fun to read

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    Interesting and fun!

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    I wonder if members from each state already knew the fact about their state? I was aware of Fremont being the baby food capitol of the world.

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    """ARIZONA ................... Is the only state in the continental U.S. that doesn't follow Daylight Savings Time."""

    hmmm doesnt parts of indianna and texas work into the daylight savings thing too??

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    Oh you're right....didn't even notice Nevada missing. I received this via email from a friend and so I have no clue how it ranks for accuracy. Just thought it was fun to read different things. You noticed Oregon??? Got to find those ghost towns....next time we visit there.

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    Love the facts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highmtn
    Nevada - Where it is illegal to drive a camel on the highway.

    (THIS IS A NEVADA LAW...LOL)
    lol

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