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State Facts

in Off Topic Sat Dec 25, 2010 3:10 pm
by samD | 534 Posts

ALABAMA .................. Was the first place to have 9-1-1, start ed 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 were a country,| it would rank seventh in the entire world. But is being put out of business by Liberal Democrats and illegal aliens.

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

CONNECTICUT ........... The Frisbee was invent ed 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 invent ed in Rigby, Idaho, in 1922.

ILLINOIS...................Has a Governor in jail. one pending jail & the most corrupt state in the union! (Hell & I live here!)

INDIANA ................... Home to Santa Claus, Indiana , which get 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 combin ed .

MARYLAND ............... The Ouija board was creat ed in Baltimore in 1892.

MASSACHUSETTS ...... The Fig Newton is nam ed after Newton , Massachusetts .

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

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

MISSISSIPPI .............. President T ed dy Roosevelt refus ed to shoot a bear here ... that's how the t ed dy 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, invent ed in 1938 by Earl Tupper.

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

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

NEW YORK ................ Is home to the nation's oldest cattle ranch, start ed 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 invent ed here in 1900. OH !!!!

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

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

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

RHODE ISLAND ......... The nation's oldest bar, the White Horse Tavern, open ed 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 invent ed in Waco back in 1885.

UTAH ........................ The first Kentucky Fri ed Chicken restaurant open ed 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. Greasy Paws lives here.

WASHINGTON D.C. .... Was the first plann ed capital in the world.

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

WISCONSIN ............... The ice cream sundae was invent ed 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 enjoy ed this. I found it interesting!!!


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