50 Fascinating Facts about the 50 States

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10. South Dakota

In South Dakota, it is illegal to fall asleep in a cheese factory.

9. Tennessee

Cotton candy was invented in Tennessee in 1897.

8. Texas

Surprisingly, Texas has more tornadoes every year than any other state.

7. Utah

Gambling is outlawed in Utah, but there are still 3 casinos operating within state lines.

6. Vermont

Vermont’s largest employer is IBM.

5. Virginia

Virginia is the birthplace of 6 First Ladies and there are 7 presidents buried within the state.

4. Washington

The largest fleet of ferry boats in the country services the many islands in the Puget Sound.

3. West Virginia

West Virginia was the first state to have sales tax. It was put in place in 1921.

2. Wisconsin

In Wisconsin it is illegal to serve margarine. Unless a customer really insists on it.

1. Wyoming


There are only 2 escalators in the state of Wyoming.

There are so many interesting things to learn about each of the 50 states. From UFOs in New Mexico, to wildlife in Montana, this is quite a varied list. What fact did you learn about your state? Let us know!