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Trivia From Every State

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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 were a country, it would rank seventh in the entire world.

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

CONNECTICUT … The Frisbee was invented here at Yale University.

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

FLORIDA … At 759 square miles, Jacksonville is the US’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 longer than residents in any other state.

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

ILLINOIS … The River is dyed green every St. Patrick’s Day.

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

IOWA … Winnebagos 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 … King Williams opened in 1696. It was the first in the United States.

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, 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 one of the Crown Jewels of England.

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

NEVADA … Has more rooms than any other place in the world.

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 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.

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

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

… Home of the world’s largest office building… the Pentagon.

WASHINGTON … Seattle has the highest proportion of college graduates of any other US city.

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.

— Contributed to Steve Wozniak by Mark Graffis
 

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