State Claims to Fame

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

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

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