Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fun Fact for Each State


 

 
 

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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