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Sedona Eye in a State of Trivia

spamSedona AZ (July 12, 2013) It’s a hectic day. It’s monsoon season and it’s muggy. It’s TGIF. Let’s have fun and learn something new, or not, because Spam rules this day!

  • Illinois was the first state to ratify the 13th Amendment to the Constitution abolishing slavery in 1865.
  • Des Plaines is home to the first McDonald’s.
  • The Sears Tower, Chicago, was the tallest building on the North American continent until 2013.
  • The 10-story Home Insurance Building, built in Chicago in 1885, is regarded as the world’s first skyscraper.

Move over Illinois, there are forty nine other states with bragging rights!

  • ALABAMA was the first state to have 9-1-1, started 1968.
  • ALASKA is where 1 out of every 64 people has a pilot’s license.
  • ARIZONA is the only state in the continental U.S. that does not follow Daylight Savings Time.
  • ARKANSAS has the only active diamond mine in the U.S.
  • CALIFORNIA has an economy so large that if it were a country, it would rank seventh in the entire world.
  • COLORADO became the only state to turn down the Olympics, 1976.
  • CONNECTICUT where the Frisbee was invented, Yale University.
  • DELAWARE has more scientists and engineers than any other state.
  • FLORIDA where at 874.3 square miles, Jacksonville is the largest city in the U.S.
  • GEORGIA is home to the first vat of Coca-Cola made in 1886 by pharmacist John Pemberton.
  • HAWAII is where Hawaiians live, on average, five years longer than residents of any other state.
  • IDAHO brags that TV was invented in Rigby, Idaho, in 1922.
  • ILLINOIS has a Governor in jail, one pending jail, and is thought the most corrupt state in the union.
  • INDIANA is home to Santa Claus, Indiana, which gets a half million letters for Santa every year.
  • IOWA is the only state name that begins with 2 vowels.
  • KANSAS has an exact replica of the house in “The Wizard of Oz” in the town of Liberal.
  • KENTUCKY claims it has more than $6 billion in gold underneath Fort Knox.
  • LOUISIANA has parishes instead of counties because they were originally Spanish church units.
  • MAINE is so large that it covers as many square miles as the other five New England states combined.
  • MARYLAND was where the Ouija board was created in Baltimore in 1892.
  • MASSACHUSETTS is famous for loaning its name to the Fig Newton after Newton, Massachusetts.
  • MICHIGAN claims that Fremont, home to Gerber, is the baby food capital of the world.
  • MINNESOTA is where Bloomington’s Mall of America is so big that spending 10 minutes per store will add up to four days of shopping.
  • MISSISSIPPI claims that President Teddy Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear here thus the name Teddy Bear.
  • MISSOURI is the birthplace of the ice cream cone.
  • MONTANA has a sapphire in the Crown Jewels of England.
  • NEBRASKA statistics show more triplets are born here than in any other state.
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE is the birthplace of Tupperware, invented in 1938 by Earl Tupper.
  • NEW JERSEY has the most shopping malls in one area in the world.
  • NEW MEXICO is where Smokey the Bear was rescued from a 1950 forest fire.
  • NEW YORK is home to the nation’s oldest cattle ranch, started in 1747 in Montauk.
  • NORTH CAROLINA is home to the first Krispy Kreme doughnut.
  • NORTH DAKOTA town of Rigby is the exact geographic center of North America.
  • OHIO claims the hot dog was invented here in 1900.
  • OKLAHOMA is where the grounds of the state capital are covered by operating oil wells.
  • OREGON claims the most ghost towns in the country.
  • PENNSYLVANIA is where the smiley : ) was first used, 1980 by computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University.
  • RHODE ISLAND claims the nation’s oldest bar, the White Horse Tavern, opened in 1673.
  • SOUTH CAROLINA claims that Sumter County is home to the world’s largest gingko farm.
  • SOUTH DAKOTA is the only state that’s never had an earthquake.
  • TENNESSEE has the longest running live radio show in the world, Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.
  • TEXAS is where Dr. Pepper was invented, Waco in 1885, and the hamburger, Arlington in 1906.
  • UTAH claims the first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant, 1952.
  • VERMONT has the only state capital without a McDonald’s, Montpelier.
  • VIRGINIA is home to the world’s largest office building, The Pentagon.
  • WASHINGTON claims twice as many college graduates as any other state.
  • WASHINGTON D.C. is the first planned capital in the world.
  • WEST VIRGINIA claims the world’s first brick paved street, Summers Street, laid in Charleston in 1870.
  • WISCONSIN is where the state dog, the American Water Spaniel, was bred.
  • WYOMING was the first state to allow women to vote.

This just proves that no matter how your day goes, you can still learn something, or not. We debated whether some of these brags are factual; it’s that kind of day in the office. In the end, we didn’t fact check and trust that you will do the same before sharing.

This SedonaEye.com article was submitted by Email Forward, a reliable source of misinformation.

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