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#804797 - 08/29/07 03:00 PM Interesting Tidbits About Your State...
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*ALABAMA ... Was the first place to have 9-1-1, started in 1968.

* ALASKA .. One out of every 64 people has a pilot's license.

* ARIZONA .. Is the only state in the continental U.S. that doesn't follow Daylight Savings Time.

* ARKANSAS ... Has the only active diamond mine in the U.S.

* CALIFORNIA . Its economy is so large that if it were a country, it would rank seventh in the entire world.

* COLORADO ... In 1976 it became the only state to turn down the Olympics.

* CONNECTICUT ... The Frisbee was invented here at Yale University.

* DELAWARE . Has more scientists and engineers than any other state.

* FLORIDA .... At 759 square miles, Jacksonville is the U.S.'s largest city.

* GEORGIA .. It was here, in 1886, that pharmacist John Pemberton made the first vat of Coca-Cola.

* HAWAII .. Hawaiians live, on average, five years longer than residents in any other state.

* IDAHO .. TV was invented in Rigby, Idaho, in 1922.

* ILLINOIS .. The Chicago River is dyed green every St. Patrick's Day.

* INDIANA .. Home to Santa Claus, Indiana, which gets a half million letters to Santa every year.

* IOWA ... Winnebagos get their name from Winnebago County. Also, it is the only state that begins with two vowels.

* KANSAS .. Liberal, Kansas, has an exact replica of the house in The Wizard of Oz.

* KENTUCKY .. Has more than $6 billion in gold underneath Fort Knox.

* LOUISIANA ... Has parishes instead of counties because they were originally Spanish church units.

* MAINE .. It's so big, it covers as many square miles as the other five New England states combined.

* MARYLAND ... The Oujia board was created in Baltimore in 1892.

* MASSACHUSETTS ... The Fig Newton is named after Newton, Massachusetts.

* MICHIGAN .. Fremont, home to Gerber, is the baby food capital of the world.

* MINNESOTA ... Bloomington's Mall of America is so big, if you spent 10 minutes in each store, you'd be there nearly four days.

* MISSISSIPPI ... President Teddy Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear here ... that's how the teddy bear got its name.

* MISSOURI ... Is the birthplace of the ice cream cone.

* MONTANA .. A sapphire from Montana is in the Crown Jewels of England.

* NEBRASKA .. More triplets are born here than in any other state.

* NEVADA .... Has more hotel rooms than any other place in the world.

* NEW HAMPSHIRE ... Birthplace of Tupperware, invented in 1938 by Earl Tupper.

* NEW JERSEY ... Has the most shopping malls in one area in the world.

* NEW MEXICO .. Smokey the Bear was rescued from a 1950 forest fire here.

* NEW YORK ... Is home to the nation's oldest cattle ranch, started in 1747 in Montauk.

* NORTH CAROLINA .. Home of the first Krispy Kreme doughnut.

* NORTH DAKOTA ... Rigby, North Dakota, is the exact geographic center of North America.

* OHIO ... The hot dog was invented here in 1900.

* OKLAHOMA ... The grounds of the state capital are covered by operating oil wells.

* OREGON .. Has the most ghost towns in the country.

* PENNSYLVANIA ... The smiley, was first used in 1980 by computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University.

* RHODE ISLAND . The nation's oldest bar, the White Horse Tavern, opened here in 1673.

* SOUTH CAROLINA ... Sumter County is home to the world's largest gingko farm.

* SOUTH DAKOTA ... Is the only state that's never had an earthquake.

* TENNESSEE ... Nashville's Grand Ole Opry is the longest running live radio show in the world.

* TEXAS ... Dr. Pepper was invented in Waco back in 1885.

* UTAH ... The first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant opened here in 1952.

* VERMONT ... Montpelier is the only state capital without a McDonald's.

* VIRGINIA ... Home of the world's largest office building ... The Pentagon.

* WASHINGTON .... Seattle has twice as many college graduates as any other state.

* WASHINGTON D.C. ... Was the first planned capital in the world.

* WEST VIRGINIA ... Had the world's first brick paved street, Summers Street, laid in Charleston in 1870

* WISCONSIN .. The ice cream sundae was invented here in 1881 to get around Blue Laws prohibiting ice cream from being sold on Sundays

*WYOMING...WAS THE FIRST STATE TO ALLOW WOMEN TO VOTE.
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#804800 - 08/29/07 03:03 PM Re: Interesting Tidbits About Your State... Mrs. Rizzo
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Originally Posted By: Rizzo


* NEW JERSEY ... Has the most shopping malls in one area in the world.



Yea we do...

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#804836 - 08/29/07 03:27 PM Re: Interesting Tidbits About Your State... Mrs. Rizzo
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* ARIZONA .. Is the only state in the continental U.S. that doesn't follow Daylight Savings Time


Bomp - your data is old
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#804843 - 08/29/07 03:30 PM Re: Interesting Tidbits About Your State... HappyGilmore
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Originally Posted By: jamie foxx
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* ARIZONA .. Is the only state in the continental U.S. that doesn't follow Daylight Savings Time


Bomp - your data is old


Yes, afterall I did stay up all night researching states just to post this for you...
It's from an email, Happy....Or always unhappy I guess I should say....
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#804855 - 08/29/07 03:34 PM Re: Interesting Tidbits About Your State... Mrs. Rizzo
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#804904 - 08/29/07 03:57 PM Re: Interesting Tidbits About Your State... Imagine
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What is a gingko?

Why wasn't the first KFC opened in Kentucky?
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#804906 - 08/29/07 03:59 PM Re: Interesting Tidbits About Your State... MB Guy
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cause there its just fried chicken....
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#804912 - 08/29/07 04:02 PM Re: Interesting Tidbits About Your State... Mrs. Rizzo
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
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Or always unhappy I guess I should say


only until the coaster trip
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#804915 - 08/29/07 04:05 PM Re: Interesting Tidbits About Your State... MB Guy
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Originally Posted By: MB Guy
What is a gingko?

Why wasn't the first KFC opened in Kentucky?


MB: isn't it an herb that treats anything that ails you
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#804927 - 08/29/07 04:10 PM Re: Interesting Tidbits About Your State... Pale Rider
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A Gingko is a tree.

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#804943 - 08/29/07 04:18 PM Re: Interesting Tidbits About Your State... Hrothgar Geiger
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Originally Posted By: AML-Barbarian
A Gingko is a tree.


not picking here Barbarian; but wouldn't a tree farm be an orchard? well maybe we are both right; the gings are herbs from trees, who knows?
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#804944 - 08/29/07 04:19 PM Re: Interesting Tidbits About Your State... Pale Rider
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Actually pale... i think you are both wrong



no evidence to say so ... just trying to stir the pot...
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#804951 - 08/29/07 04:20 PM Re: Interesting Tidbits About Your State... doobydoobydoo
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you and that pot d-cubed, you and that pot
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#805001 - 08/29/07 04:43 PM Re: Interesting Tidbits About Your State... HappyGilmore
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Originally Posted By: jamie foxx
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Or always unhappy I guess I should say


only until the coaster trip


You've redeemed yourself...I'm over it
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#805020 - 08/29/07 04:54 PM Re: Interesting Tidbits About Your State... Pale Rider
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Originally Posted By: Pale Rider
Originally Posted By: AML-Barbarian
A Gingko is a tree.


not picking here Barbarian; but wouldn't a tree farm be an orchard? well maybe we are both right; the gings are herbs from trees, who knows?


A Gingko is a tree, Gingko Biloba is an herbal remedy made from the leaves of that tree.

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#805035 - 08/29/07 05:05 PM Re: Interesting Tidbits About Your State... Hrothgar Geiger
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I thought Gingkos is where you go to get copies made.
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#805040 - 08/29/07 05:09 PM Re: Interesting Tidbits About Your State... GuitarDude
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Originally Posted By: GuitarDude
I thought Gingkos is where you go to get copies made.



no, no -- Gingkos - its that little green guy who does those insurance commercials
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#805047 - 08/29/07 05:15 PM Re: Interesting Tidbits About Your State... Pale Rider
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My state's fact is boring. How about Atlanta is Georgia's 5th State Capitol.

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#805136 - 08/29/07 06:45 PM Re: Interesting Tidbits About Your State... Ops
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My state's fact is boring. How about Atlanta is Georgia's 5th State Capitol.


well speaking of 5; my state has had the flags of at least than many countries flying over it (actully 6)

Mexico, France, US, Spain and the independent country of Texas!
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#805187 - 08/29/07 07:30 PM Re: Interesting Tidbits About Your State... Pale Rider
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Seems like the author could've highlighted cooler Michigan stuff than baby food...for instance:

Battle Creek is the home of Frosted Flakes & Pop Tarts.
Colon (seriously, Colon) is the Magic Capital of the World.
Michigan has a town named Union and a town named Climax, but they aren't very close together.
Michigan also has a Paradise and a He l l.

They just weren't trying very hard.
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#805199 - 08/29/07 07:38 PM Re: Interesting Tidbits About Your State... Mrs. Rizzo
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Originally Posted By: Rizzo


* TEXAS ... Dr. Pepper was invented in Waco back in 1885.



Another reason TX is no.1!!

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#805328 - 08/29/07 09:10 PM Re: Interesting Tidbits About Your State... Imagine
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Originally Posted By: The Boss of NJ
Originally Posted By: Rizzo


* NEW JERSEY ... Has the most shopping malls in one area in the world.



Yea we do...


Paramus, NJ, in Bergen County; its Zip Code, 07652, boasts more retail sales per year than any other Zip Code in the United States--and the stores are closed on Sundays in Bergen County!
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