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

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