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

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