Name a fun fact about your home state. Because I am missing the food I will name this.
New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to as the diner capital of the world. North Jersey has the most shopping malls in one area in the world with seven major shopping malls in a 25 sq. mile radius.
I grew up in Michigan during the height of the automakers. Once you get aways from the urban centers in the southern part, there is rich agriculture land including a fruit belt along Lake Michigan. That fruit belt is the largest non-citris fruit belt. Above the agricultural zone are vast Northern forests. (Tourism used to be Michigan's second largest industry.)
Above all else, four of the five Great Lakes are partially in Michigan. The Great Lakes hold one fifth of all the world's surface water. I used to like a bumper sticker that Ohio State University fans had on their cars, which was an intended dig at rival U. of Michigan. It read: "The best half of Michigan is under water."
Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shoreline, more than California, Florida and Hawaii combined.
Minnesota has one recreational boat per every six people, more than any other state.
The headwaters of the mighty Mississippi River start in northern Minnesota. Pictures of my kids walking across it several years ago...
Missouri, where I was born and raised, is called the "Show Me" state. It is usually used to gather evidence. If somebody makes an iffy claim, I could say, "I'm from Missouri. Show me." But some use it for other purposes. For example: "I'll bet your naked tits are beautiful. Show me."
Connecticut has the highest personal income per capita (more than $70,000) in the country. However, the national average is $50,392.
Did you know when and where the first hamburger in the United States was made? Learn that Louis’ Lunch in New Haven, Connecticut is the first and the oldest still operating hamburger serving restaurant in the U.S.
Basically...There's great hamburgers available...if you can afford them!
Oh, and the 4th worst infrastructure in the country. BAD roads around here.
Virginia is for lovers, haters, chronic masturbators as long as you pay your taxes, don’t use a radar detector, or curse at our most popular beach for every resident of Pennsylvania fuck our traffic up every summer getting too you might like the place
Also we’ve had the most presidents born here, the countries first coal mine, the first English settlement, was the name of most of the country for nearly 70 years, had the first slaves, had the court case that changed the rules for indentured servitude into chatted slavery, the headquarters for the confederate government, and the home of a certain political weasel known as Tim Kaine and that’s the fun stuff.
Texas. Not only is everything big, (yeah, that too) but we can sucede from the U.S. government at any givren time, and still have our own military, NASA, SpaceX, tacos, oil, Dell, and did I mention tacos? Yeah, okay. And we have our Mexican friends. And more tacos.
Tennessee" comes from the Cherokee Native American word, "Tana-see." This means, "The Meeting Place."
Jack Daniels Old No. 7 Whiskey, country music, minigolf, and the atom bomb were first developed here. We have 3,800 caves, and tie with Missouri as most bordered states. Almost everything shipped by truck throughout the eastern half of North America comes through here. And for a long while up until legalization in so many states we also produced the most underground herb other than California. As far as black market goes probably still do.
Montana, the "Big Sky" state: gave us Jeanette Rankin, first woman to hold Federal office (Representative), and the only person in Congress to vote against declaring war during WWII; pacifist and women's rights advocate.
Also Jeff Ament, bass player for Pearl Jam, builder of skateparks, and hella cool guy.
Queensland (Australia) home to The Great Barrier Reef which is the world’s largest coral reef system, stretching from the northern point of Queensland down to Bundaberg. The Great Barrier Reef is made up of over 3000 reefs and 600 islands. It covers approximately 344,400 km2, making it the Earth’s only living structure that can be seen from space. It is both National Heritage and World Heritage listed.
California is too big... so I'll keep it local. I grew up in what became Silicon Valley, Joan Baez and James Franco (ugh) both went to the same high school I did. My home town had the first Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookie store, I remember seeing Harold and Maude being filmed in the downtown, Jerry Garcia taught guitar lessons at Dana Morgan's Music Shop in downtown, as a little kid I saw Charles De Gaulle going through town in a motorcade, my oldest brother was close friends with the son of Hewlett of Hewlett-Packard. My state has always been Northern California... I feel zero connection with LA and San Diego. The tract home I grew up in originally cost my parents $21K (my dad moved in the early 90s). It recently sold for $2.4 million! Such a ridiculous place.