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

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