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

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