Saturday, May 16, 2009

What Makes USA's States Special? One for each state... Alabama to Wyoming

WHAT MAKES YOUR STATE SO SPECIAL?

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

started in 1968.
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ALASKA ... One out of every 64 people has a pilot's license.
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ARIZONA ... Is the only state in the continental U.S.

that doesn't follow Daylight Savings Time.
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ARKANSAS ... Has the only active diamond mine in the U.S.
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CALIFORNIA . Its economy is so large that if it

were a country, it would rank seventh in the entire world.
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COLORADO ... In 1976 it became the only state to turn

down the Olympics.
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CONNECTICUT ... The Frisbee was invented here at

Yale University.
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DELAWARE ... Has more scientists and engineers than

any other state.
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FLORIDA .... At 759 square miles, Jacksonville is the

U.S.'s largest city.
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GEORGIA ... It was here, in 1886, that pharmacist

John Pemberton made the first vat of Coca-Cola.
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HAWAII ... Hawaiians live, on average, five years

longer than residents in any other state.
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IDAHO ... TV was invented in Rigby, Idaho, in 1922.
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ILLINOIS ... The Chicago River is dyed green every

St. Patrick's Day.
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INDIANA ... Home to Santa Claus, Indiana, which gets

a half million letters to Santa every year.
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IOWA ... Winnebagos get their name from Winnebago County. Also, it is the only state that begins with two vowels.
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KANSAS ... Liberal, Kansas, has an exact replica of the

house in The Wizard of Oz.
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KENTUCKY ... Has more than $6 billion in gold underneath

Fort Knox.
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LOUISIANA ... Has parishes instead of counties because

they were originally Spanish church units..
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MAINE ... It's so big, it covers as many square miles

as the other five New England states combined.
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MARYLAND .... The Oujia board was created in

Baltimore in 1892.
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MASSACHUSETTS ... The Fig Newton is named after

Newton, Massachusetts.
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MICHIGAN ... Fremont, home to Gerber, is the baby

food capital of the world.
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MINNESOTA ... Bloomington' s Mall of America is so big,

if you spent 10 minutes in each store, you'd be there

nearly four days.
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MISSISSIPPI ... President Teddy Roosevelt refused

to shoot a bear here ... that's how the teddy bear got its name.
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MISSOURI ... Is the birthplace of the ice cream cone.
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MONTANA .. A sapphire from Montana is in the

Crown Jewels of England.
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NEBRASKA ... More triplets are born here than in

any other state.
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NEVADA .... Has more hotel rooms than any other

place in the world.
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NEW HAMPSHIRE ... Birthplace of Tupperware,

invented in 1938 by Earl Tupper.
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NEW JERSEY ... Has the most shopping malls in one

area in the world.
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NEW MEXICO ... Smokey the Bear was rescued from

a 1950 forest fire here.
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NEW YORK ... Is home to the nation's oldest cattle ranch, started in 1747 in Montauk.
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NORTH CAROLINA .. Home of the first Krispy Kreme doughnut.
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NORTH DAKOTA ... Rigby, North Dakota, is the exact geographic center of North America.
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OHIO ... The hot dog was invented here in 1900.
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OKLAHOMA ... The grounds of the state capital are

covered by operating oil wells.
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OREGON ... Has the most ghost towns in the country.
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PENNSYLVANIA ... The smiley, :) was first used in 1980

by computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University.
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RHODE ISLAND . The nation's oldest bar, the

White Horse Tavern, opened here in 1673.
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SOUTH CAROLINA ... Sumter County is home to the

world's largest gingko farm.
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SOUTH DAKOTA ... Is the only state that's never had an earthquake.
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TENNESSEE ... Nashville's Grand Ole Opry is the longest

running live radio show in the world.
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TEXAS ... Dr. Pepper was invented in Waco back in 1885.
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UTAH ... The first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant

opened here in 1952.
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VERMONT ... Montpelier is the only state capital without

a McDonald's.
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VIRGINIA .... Home of the world's largest office building ...

The Pentagon.
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WASHINGTON .... Seattle has twice as many college

graduates as any other state.
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WASHINGTON D.C. ... Was the first planned capital

in the world.
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WEST VIRGINIA ... Had the world's first brick paved

street, Summers Street, laid in Charleston in 1870.
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WISCONSIN ... The ice cream sundae was invented here

in 1881 to get around Blue Laws prohibiting ice cream

from being sold on Sundays.
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WYOMING ... Was the first state to allow women to vote.

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