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

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