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

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