State Claims to Fame

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

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

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