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

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