50 Fascinating Facts about the 50 States

wood-barn-shed-flag-usa-american-flag-104305-pxhere.com

The 50 United States are so diverse and interesting. Everyone learns the basics when they are in elementary school, however there are many lesser known facts about each state that are very interesting. Check out one fun fact for each state below!

50. Alabama

mustache

In the state of Alabama, it is illegal to wear a fake mustache for comedic purposes, but only in church.

49. Alaska

dog sledding

The state sport of Alaska is dog mushing. This should come as no surprise considering Alaska is the host of the Iditarod dog sledding race.

48. Arizona

tequila

The first tequila ever produced in the United States was from Nogales, AZ.

47. Arkansas

Walmart

The first Walmart ever was opened in Roger, Arkansas in 1962.

46. California

Olympic Rings

California is the only state that has hosted both the Summer and Winter Olympics. The 1984 the Summer Olympic Games were held in Los Angeles and the 1960 Winter Olympics were held in Squaw Valley.

45. Colorado

Car Lot

Looking to buy a new car? Well, if you live in Colorado, it is illegal for car dealers to show cars on Sundays.

44. Connecticut

newspaper

If you like newspapers, Connecticut is the state for you! This small state boasts over 140 different newspaper publications.

43. Delaware

ladybug

The state bug of Delaware is the lady bug.

42. Florida

Gatorade

The popular sports drink, Gatorade, was developed at the University of Florida and is named after their mascot, the Gators.

41. Georgia

University of Georgia

Georgia is home to the first ever public university. The University of Georgia was chartered in 1785.

Comments