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

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