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

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