Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Interesting trivia state by state

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 US’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 ... King Williams School opened in 1696. It was the first school in the United States.
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 one of 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 the highest proportion of college graduates of any other US city.
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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Thanks Jeanne for sharing.








Thankful 30


My decision for a healthy life style. Today was a rare accomplishment for me. I am wearing a pair of jeans I have not worn since my husband and I dated 13 years ago. I kept them because I gained 80 pounds with the birth of my son. I had started to lose weight and bought these jeans from Eddie Bauer. They were snug then and bit into my stomach.Now for you fluffy girls like me you know the importance of stretch denim. These are sooooo not stretch denim. Well life got in the way I was unhappy and ate to fill a void. I am not sure what my heaviest weight was but I am assuming close to 235-250 and I wore a size 20. I have started to watch what I eat I excercise and enjoy it! Don't get me wrong some days are better then others and it is by no means easy. But today at 192 and size 16 I can say it is worth it!
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