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Places - USA

» California consumes more bottled water than any other product.

» California has issued 6 drivers licenses to people named "Jesus Christ."

» The world's shortest river is the "D" river in Oregon. It's only 120 feet (37 m). It connects Devil's lake to the nearby Pacific Ocean.

» In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.

» Nevada is the driest state in the U.S.. Each year it averages 7.5 inches (19 cm) of rain.

» In December 1997, the state of Nevada became the first state to pass legislation categorizing Y2K data disasters as "acts of God" protecting the state from lawsuits that may potentially be brought against it by residents in the year 2000.

» In Utah, it is illegal to swear in front of a dead person.

» Salt Lake City, Utah has a law against carrying an unwrapped ukulele on the street.

» Arizona was the last of the 48 adjoining continental states to enter the Union.

» It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona.

» The meteorite that hit/made The Barringer crater in Arizona weighed more than 50,000 tons.

» The amount of concrete used in the building of the Hoover Dam is equal to that of paving a 4-foot (1.2 m) wide footpath around the equator.

» Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote in 1869.

» Denver, Colorado lays claim to the invention of the cheeseburger.

» Denver, Colorado consumes less prune juice per capita than any other city in the United States.

» The first license plate on a car in the United States was issued in Denver, Colorado in 1908.

» In Fruita, Colorado the town folk celebrate "Mike the Headless Chicken Day." Seems that a farmer named L.A. Olsen cut off Mike's head on September 10, 1945 in anticipation of a chicken dinner - and Mike lived for another 4 years without a head. Mike died from choking on a corn kernel.

» The state of Maryland has no natural Lakes.

» Illinois has the highest number of personalized license plates than any other state.

» Austin, Texas has the highest percentage of college graduates, 31 percent. Newark, New Jersey has the lowest, 6 percent.

» Residents of Houston, Texas lead the U.S. in eating out - approximately 4.6 times per week.

» The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one-mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

» Laredo, Texas is the U.S.'s farthest inland port.

» There is a town in Texas called "Ding Dong."

» Rugby, North Dakota is the geographical center of North America.

» Butte County, South Dakota is the geographical center of the U.S.

» "Home on the Range" is the state song for Kansas.

» It is illegal to get fish drunk in Oklahoma.

» The world's largest McDonalds is located on I-44 at Vinita, Oklahoma. It goes from one side of the interstate to the other, passing over the interstate.

» Louisiana's capital building is the tallest one of any U.S. state.

» Louisiana is the only state not to have counties. They are called Parishes.

» Mississippi is the poorest state.

» Hawaii is the only coffee producing state.

» New Jersey has a spoon museum.

» One in seven workers in Boston, Massachusetts walks to work.

» The Boston University Bridge on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the few places in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.

» The "Dull Men's Hall of Fame" is located in Carroll, Wisconsin.

» Gary, Indiana is the murder capital of the U.S. - probably the world.

» Alabama was the first state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday.

» The largest NFL stadium is the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit, Michigan.

» Michigan was the first state to have roadside picnic tables.

» No matter where you stand in Michigan, you are never more than 85 miles from a Great Lake.

» Marshall almost became the state capital of Michigan but lost by one vote in 1848.

» In 1997, Michigan became the 16th state to allow the blind to hunt.

» The official beverage of Ohio is tomato juice.

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