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    Fun Facts of the U. S. With an interesting update

    Fun facts for each state that some of you might not know.

    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..It's 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 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, ,live 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, and is the most corrupt state in the union.

    INDIANA.........home to Santa Clause, Indiana, which gets half a million letters to Santa every year.

    IOWA.............winnebago get their name Winnebaggo from Winnabago County. Also it is the only stare 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 dollars in gold underneath Fort Knox.

    LOUISIANNA,..Has Parishes instead of Counties because they were originally Spanish Church units.

    MAINE.............It is so big, it covers as many square miles as the 5 other New England states combined

    MARYLAND.....The Ouija board was created in Baltimore in 1892.

    MASSASCHUSETTS... The fig newton is named after Newton, Massachussets

    Michigan...................Freemont, Home to gerber's, is is the baby food capitol of the world.

    MINNESOEA............Bloomingtol"s Mall of America is so big. that if you spent ten minutes in each store,
    you'd be there about four days.

    MISSISSIPPI..........President Teddy Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear here....that is how the teddy bear got it 's 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 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 Coregie 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 has 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.

    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 in1870.

    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.





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    KENTUCKY....has more than $6 billion dollars in gold underneath Fort Knox.
    Or does it?

    Great post Ray.

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    WASHINGTON D. C is not officially part of the united states!!!! Just another fun fact!!!!!
    "It cant Always Be Silver Or Gold But It Is A Hell Of an Experience Pulling It Out Of the Dirt"

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    Re: Fun Facts of the U. S.

    Peachy, that is a good question. Thanks for the reply.

    Chug and Red, Agreed. It is not a state in itself. And I just checked the count to make sure all 50 states were listed along
    with D. C. which would total 51 and discovered it is missing 1 state. Then compared the list to the one in the atlas where
    they are also listed alphabetically and Nevada is not in the list. I thought that I just missed it when I copied it, but after
    checking the original list, Nevada is not on it. So any of you living in Nevada, please don't judge me too harshly for leaving
    it off the list. It was not intentional. LOL.

    Ray
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    Dingy Harry was afraid some of his "accomplishments" might be mentioned. You know, it being an election year and all, it could hurt.

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    Interesting facts

    Fossis...........
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    Oklahoma Capitol oil wells...always paid off to grease the wheels of the state legislature. We got tired of it after awhile and just drilled some wells for them and said 'Here, y'all do youselves.'
    Just like Texas in 1880.

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    I will have to disagree with Illinois being the most corrupt state.. sad to say NJ may have that honor with the arrest of bout 30, including several mayors and other politicians..

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    I heard New Jersey had the greatest amount of "odd" people than any other State besides California, sorry Spart but it's just the word on the street.

    Thanks for a very interesting post Ray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WindHarvester
    I heard New Jersey had the greatest amount of "odd" people than any other State besides California, sorry Spart but it's just the word on the street.

    Thanks for a very interesting post Ray.
    You heard wrong... It's Weird... and we even have a popular magazine about it

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    Re: Fun Facts of the U. S.

    There are lots of interesting replies here and some things to think about. I received an interesting PM from
    Felinepeachy. She said she didn't want to hi-jack my thread, which would have been ok with me, but I
    thought was very nice of her to be so considerate. In the list of fun facts about the states, it mentions that
    Kentucky has about $6 billion dollars worth of gold underneath Fort Knox. Here is a website that contradicts
    that statement and I want to post it here for you all to see. It looks pretty serious if it is all true.

    In case you thought we had gold reserves you should check one out.

    Ray

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray S S View Post
    Fun facts for each state that some of you might not know.

    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..It's 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 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, ,live 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, and is the most corrupt state in the union.

    INDIANA.........home to Santa Clause, Indiana, which gets half a million letters to Santa every year.

    IOWA.............winnebago get their name Winnebaggo from Winnabago County. Also it is the only stare 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 dollars in gold underneath Fort Knox.

    LOUISIANNA,..Has Parishes instead of Counties because they were originally Spanish Church units.

    MAINE.............It is so big, it covers as many square miles as the 5 other New England states combined

    MARYLAND.....The Ouija board was created in Baltimore in 1892.

    MASSASCHUSETTS... The fig newton is named after Newton, Massachussets

    Michigan...................Freemont, Home to gerber's, is is the baby food capitol of the world.

    MINNESOEA............Bloomingtol"s Mall of America is so big. that if you spent ten minutes in each store,
    you'd be there about four days.

    MISSISSIPPI..........President Teddy Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear here....that is how the teddy bear got it 's 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 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 Coregie 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 has 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.

    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 in1870.

    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.

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    Bro. Ray; Virginia is the mother of EIGHT U.S. Presidents... AND! she is VERY tired! LOL!

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    Missouri might be incorrect. The first ice cream cone was invented in 1939 at the worlds fair in NY when a vender ran out of cups and used waffles from the next stand for cones. Frank, I was there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankn View Post
    Missouri might be incorrect. The first ice cream cone was invented in 1939 at the worlds fair in NY when a vender ran out of cups and used waffles from the next stand for cones. Frank, I was there!

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    Yer 75...?

 

 
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