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

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