State Claims to Fame

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Can you name the possibly unusual claims to fame for each state?

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

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