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» "Hang on Sloopy" is the official rock song of Ohio.

» Georgia's state motto is "Wisdom, Justice and Moderation."

» The U.S. city with the highest rate of lightning strikes per capita is Clearwater, Florida.

» Florida was separated into two sections at one time, East Florida and West Florida. Pensacola was the capital of West Florida and St. Augustine was the capital of East Florida.

» George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe, all Virginians, were founding fathers of the United States and were among the first five U.S. Presidents. Virginia was also the birthplace of U.S. Presidents William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Woodrow Wilson.

» The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as needed because when it was built the state of Virginia still had segregation laws.

» It's illegal to spit on the sidewalk in Norfolk, Virginia.

» There was a town in West Virginia called "6."

» The first streetlights in America were installed in Philadelphia around 1757.

» In Frackville, Pennsylvania a woman filed for divorce because her husband insisted on "shooting tin cans off of her head with a slingshot."

» The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

» If you were to take a taxicab from New York City to Los Angeles, it would cost you $8,325.

» New York cities administrative code still requires that hitching posts be located in front of City Hall so that reporters can tie their horses.

» The NY phone book had 22 Hitlers before WWII. The NY phone book had 0 Hitlers after WWII.

» In New York State, it is illegal to but any alcohol on Sundays before noon.

» Queen Anne had a transvestite cousin, Lord Cornbury, whom she assigned to be governor of New York and New Jersey. The colonists were not amused.

» There were 240 pedestrian fatalities in New York City in 1994.

» Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church.

» The Citibank building in New York City had a structural flaw and had the potential to fall down. When the flaw was caught in 1978, a year after completion, it was found that there was a 50% chance of collapse during winds over 78 miles (126 km) per hour, typical in a hurricane. At the same time there was a hurricane heading straight for NYC. The building owner secretly had the flaw corrected in the middle of the night. There were rumors about the "glowing Citibank building" because the welding could be seen across the skyline. It was estimated that 156 blocks would have been demolished due to the domino effect the building would start had it fallen over.

» The largest stained-glass window in the world is at Kennedy International Airport in New York City. It can be seen on the American Airlines terminal building and measures 300 feet (91 m) long by 23 feet (7 m) high.

» On the 25th anniversary of the New York City marathon, the world's longest urinal, 290 feet, (88 m) was installed at the beginning of the race.

» Customers who bought the first Kodak cameras had to mail them back to Rochester, New York for reloading.

» All the dirt from the foundation to build the World Trade Center in New York City was dumped into the Hudson River to form the community now known as Battery City Park.

» On a clear day, you can see five states from the top of the Empire State Building - New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

» Montpelier, Vermont is the only state capital without a McDonalds.

» Maine is the only state that has borders with only one other state.

» Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

» Rhode Island is the smallest state with the longest name. The official name, used on all state documents, is Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

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