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

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