What States are famous for

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    What States Are Famous For

    A bit of interesting trivia for you..........

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

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

    ARIZONA............Is the only state in the continental U.S. that does not 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.

    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 largest city in the U.S.

    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 of any other state.

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

    ILLINOIS...........Has a Governor in jail, one pending jail, and is the most corrupt state in the union!

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

    IOWA.........Winnebago R.V.s get their name from Winnebago County. Also, it is the only state name that begins with 2 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 is so large that it covers as many square miles as the other five New England states combined.

    MARYLAND............The Ouija board was created in Baltimore in 1892....... Bet you didn't know that!

    MASSACHUSETTS.......The Fig Newton is named 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, that if you spent 10 minutes in each store, you'd be there almost 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...........Surprised?

    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 in 1885. The hamburger was invented in Arlington 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.........Is 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 Sunday. Also the American Water Spaniel was created there and is the state dog.

    WYOMING.........Was the first state to allow women to vote.
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    nice list; lots of great trivia
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    Living in Utah, you have to laugh that Kentucky Fried chicken started in Utah. You would think if it wasn't Kentucky, it would be started somewhere close in the south.
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    You lost me at "Kansas is liberal."

    BTW, Illinois now has two former governors in jail while Florida has a felon in the governors mansion.

    Illinois should be known for what it is, the world's largest cornfield with a huge city in the northeast corner.

    FWIW, I believe that the Weird Illinois and Weird Florida are the largest two books in that series.
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    Florida is getting famous for dumbness.

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    No Nevada? Seems like an easy one.

    And I think Texas claiming the hamburger is very much disputed.
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    Hamburger is California by way of Germany. No question

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    Louis Lunch in New Haven, CT claims they were the first.
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    From Hamburg Germany but from wiki in the US

    The hamburger, a ground meat patty between two slices of bread, was first created in America in 1900 by Louis Lassen, a Danish immigrant, owner of Louis' Lunch in New Haven, Connecticut.[4]

    Bam, thank you

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    So I'm right then? The first state would be CT. Not Cal or TX
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    I'll add more silly trivia to Maine:

    The only state to border one other state.
    The only monosyllabic state.
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    Yes, you are correct sir. I was wrong and stated it as though I was sure. I stand corrected and now to the superior intellect. :)

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    Mississippi still had slavery on the books as recently as the 90s

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    Ha. Hours of food network viewed does improve ones intellect in matters regarding hamburgers.
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    I will call you the Burger King!

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    And murder acquittal :( # Trevon Martin & caley anthony
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    So the city of Seattle Washington has more college graduates than any other State? When did Seattle become a state or does the city limits hold more college graduates than any entire state?
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    Col. Sanders started KFC in Shelbyville Ky. Maybe the franchised store open in Utah.
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    Yes, the first franchise was in Utah. The original restaurant that was the basis for the franchise was in Kentucky but wasn't actually called Kentucky fried chicken.
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    Pretty sure they meant city but you'd think NYC has them beat in shear numbers. Maybe it's per capita?

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