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

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