I received this from a friend in an email. I found it very interesting.
I love trivia and useless information. LOL. I haven't verified all of the
information. If you want to add anything interesting or fascinating
about your state I would love to hear about it in the comment section.
I live in Pennsylvania. I have been here for 19 years and love it here
(I was born in Virginia)! It has beautiful scenery and friendly people.
Where are you from? Why do you like your home state? Have a
super day! Val =)
Trivia by State
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 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, five years longer than residents in
any other state.
Idaho ... TV was invented in Rigby, Idaho, in 1922.
Illinois .... The Chicago 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
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 School opened in 1696. It was the first school
in the United States.
Massachusetts ... The Fig Newton is named after Newton,
Michigan ... Fremont, home to Gerber, is the baby food capital of the
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
Nebraska ... More triplets are born here than in any other state.
Nevada ... Has more hotel rooms than any other place in the world.
New Hampshire ... Birthplace of Tupperware, invented in 1938 by Earl
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
New York ... Is home to the nation's oldest cattle ranch, started in 1747
North Carolina ... Home of the first Krispy Kreme doughnut.
North Dakota ... Rigby, North Dakota, is the exact geographic center of
Ohio ... The hot dog was invented here in 1900.
Oklahoma ... The grounds of the state capital are covered by operating
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
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.
Virginia ... 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.