State Claims to Fame

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Can you name the possibly unusual claims to fame for each state?

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Claim to FameState
Highest payment from the state for installing solar panels on the roof of a house
Highest rate of gang membership
Most deer/automobile collisions
Highest percentage of adults 65 and older who have had all of their natural teeth removed
Home of the Sioux Nation
Has the oldest continuously used public building in the United States
Largest economy and the most UFO sightings per year
Houses the site where the largest amount of gold is stored (in the world)
Contains the largest city in the country
Produces the most corn
Most public golf courses
Highest number of suicides per capita and the lowest state and local taxes
#1 in Swiss cheese production
#1 in beer production
#1 in speeding tickets
Houses the largest historical district
Highest literacy rate
Produces the most wheat
Highest percentage of non-religious people
Produces more than 90% of the domestic crawfish crop
Contains the county that contains the most horses per capita
Most generous, based on charitable donations vs. income
Has the amusement park that attracts the most visitors yearly
Highest rate of alcohol use
Contains the largest shopping mall
Claim to FameState
Most species of wildlife in rivers than any other state
More miles of freeway per capita than any other metro area with >1M residents
Highest median household income
Greatest percentage of total population of Ph.D. scientists and engineers
Most usable hot springs
Oldest state capitol in which a legislature still meets in its original chambers
Has the most mountain ranges
#1 in overall well-being of citizens
Houses the nation’s leading producer of building limestone
Smartest state
Produces the most sweet potatoes
Produces the most commercial red meat
Produces the most rice
Highest use of gasoline per capita
Lowest rate of incarceration
Has the largest Gingko farm
Grows the most sunflowers
Most licensed cheese makers
Most windy land area
Most man-made lakes
Produces the most copper
Largest grizzly bear population in the lower 48 states
Most ghost towns
Most expensive electricity
Home of the best high school in the nation

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