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

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