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

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