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

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