Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Got this in an e-mail

Have no idea if they are true or something someone made up.

Wow!!! Who knew?
A Fun Fact for Each 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 Olympics.

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 get 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 of Oz.

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

MASSACHUSETTS ... The Fig Newton is named after Newton, Massachusetts.

MICHIGAN .... Fremont, home to Gerber, is the baby food capital of the world.

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 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 oldest 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. OH !!!!

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 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 farm.

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 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 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.

I hope you enjoyed this. I found it interesting


13 comments:

The 4th Sister said...

Arizona is correct...If you look at the setting on 'date and time' on your computer you will see Pacific standard time and many others...included is a setting called 'Arizona'

Arkansas Patti said...

That really was interesting. I can vouch for Arkansas, Florida and Ohio as being accurate.

Cheryl said...

After I spend a week or so at the Mall of America I am moving to Hawaii! Fascinating post.

donna said...

I know Arizona is correct, My son lived there three years, until just recently when he moved to Florida

claude said...

Yes it is very interesting, Patty !

Yankee Girl said...

South Dakota has had several earth quakes hower they never are large enough to do damage. Fun read though

Beth Niquette said...

I had NO idea we have the most Ghost towns in America--one would think you'd find more in California, or Colorado.

Our town is known to have the most haunted houses/places in the nation.

In fact, one of our downtown buildings has been dubbed one of the most haunted.

Every October the town actually puts on a "ghost walk," tour.

Brrrr....yes, I have seen a few strange thing--but we prayed 'em out.

Sounds wierd doesn't it? But then, this is a lovely--wierd little town.

Wanda said...

Well I'm a lot smarter today than I was yesterday, thanks to you Patty!

Renie Burghardt said...

Wow, fascinationg facts! I, too, can vouch for the the live diamond mine in Arkansas. Been there once. But didn't try to find a diamond!

Hawaii's perfect weather probably contributes to longevity.

Interesting post.

Have a nice evening, Patty.

kavita said...

The fact about Hawaii is interesting...gotta move there.lol.

How are you Patty ? I do enjoy your daily quotes on FB .

Gramma Ann said...

That was an interesting read, this morning. I'm a little behind in my reading of the blogs, I'm trying to do a little catch up this morning. I've just become lazy or busy, the last few days. Maybe it is the spring fever. ; )

Margaret Cloud said...

Patty, these are good, thanks for posting them. I know Michigan is right. Happy St, Pat's day.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Interesting facts about the US, Patty.
I know exactly where Summers Street is in WV. Been there many times.