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

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