Impressive Facts

The next time someone makes fun of you for being born wherever you were born, don't worry, you can use this list to make fun of them. We gathered fifty ridiculous facts and photos of each one of the states, in order to make it easier for you to rip on some friends. From the most absurd law of all to a person that was only major for a few minutes, every state has its ridiculous past and present. Here you have, take a look at these 50 hilarious and ridiculous facts about each of the states in the United States, but use them only for good.


 

 

 

 

LOUISIANA

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The inhabitants of Louisiana are the worst drivers in the United States, according to several surveys that were made all over the country. It seems like there are more car crashes in this state than in any other.

OHIO

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Cuyahoga River used to be the most polluted river in the United States. It was so polluted it caught fire not once but THIRTEEN TIMES. Imagine the picture of a burning river. Bizarre, huh?

MINNESOTA

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Remember that game "Duck, Duck, Duck, Goose"? Well, in Minnesota they call it "Duck, Duck, Duck, Grey Duck" for some reason we don't know. They are the only ones that do this.

CONNECTICUT

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Every state has its signature song, and it seems like Connecticut arrived late to the division, 'cause all they got was Yankee Doodle, and it is now the Official State Song.

ARIZONA

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In Arizona they love bolo ties a lot. They love bolo ties so much that they declared it "The State's official neckwear" and yes, "State's official neckwear" is actually a thing.

VERMONT

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Rules are there for a reason. In some cities of Vermont there are laws that require all residents to bathe every saturday night. If they have to force an entire city to bathe at least one a week something's not quite good.

NEW JERSEY

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New Jersey is the state with more car thefts of all, and Newark is the city were more cars are stolen daily, even more than New York and Los Angeles put together.

MISSISSIPPI

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Mississippi was the last state to ratify the 13th Amendment (the one that abolished slavery). It was done in 1995 but didn't do it correctly so they had to to it again in 2013.

HAWAII

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Yes, Hawaii has incredible blue skies, green mountains and white sand beaches. But they are all full of shit. Literally: The beaches are mostly composed of fish excrements, especially parrotfish.

RHODE ISLAND

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Rhode Islanders always want to be different. They are "The Ocean State" but, did you know that Rhode Island is not quite the state name? It is State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

IDAHO

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A lot of states have native names with epic meanings, and some invented that Idaho means "Gem of the Mountains" but it is bullshit, the word "Idaho" has no meaning.

OREGON

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Mill Ends Park is the smallest park in the world. And that's something that the people from Oregon are proud of. Someone should tell them that it is just a tiny flower bed.

GEORGIA

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Georgia calls itself "The Peach State" and they are supposedly known for their peaches but they don't actually produce much: South Carolina produces twice the amount of peaches than Georgia.

NORTH DAKOTA

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You should try harder, North Dakota. There is something you are doing wrong because you are the least visited state in the United States. Your tour guides are bored as hell.

KENTUCKY

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You can't trust a State that has a part of it, called "Kentucky Bend", completely separated from the rest of the state. You have to drive across Tennessee to get there, and you won't find anything too amusing: Only 18 people live there.

UTAH

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Utah has an official bird, of course. And its official bird is… The California Seagull. The last time I checked California and Utah were different states but you never know nowadays.

TEXAS

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You better not laugh, Texas. We know that you built a 60-million-dollars high school football stadium and you had to close it a year later because it was falling down.

WASHINGTON

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Washington is the only State in the United States named after a president. But the funny thing is that the president had nothing to do with this state, he never even visited it.

MONTANA

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I'm sure you wouldn't include the word fun in a description of Montana, but their their flag was so boring and unintelligible that they had to add the name of the state on it a few years ago.

WEST VIRGINIA

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Who wouldn't want to live in the charming state of West Virginia? Well, according to a survey done a few years ago… no one. West Virginia is home by far of the less happy people regarding their state.

ILLINOIS

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Let's skip the fact that four of the seven latest governors of Illinois are in jail. One of Illinois most distinguished things is that they have the only river in the world that flows backwards. Fascinating.

SOUTH DAKOTA

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South Dakota is considered the worst state regarding women's right. But at least they had the amazing idea of carve some heads on a mountain, so we can forgive them everything.

ARKANSAS

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There are stupid laws everywhere, but I think the state of Arkansas has the stupidest: They once passed a law that repealed EVERY OTHER LAW, converting themselves in a lawless state.

VIRGINIA

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Is Virginia actually for lovers? Their state motto is "Sic Semper Tyrannis", that is what Brutus yelled to Caesar when he betrayed him and what John Wilkes Booth told Lincoln before shooting him.

MICHIGAN

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Michigan doesn't only have the silliest shape of all states, it actually have the worst roads of any state. Before you say something to another state, improve your streets, Michigan.

MISSOURI

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Missouri has so little personality that it has a county named Texas, and when you look at it on the map it is shaped like Utah. Get your own names and shapes, Missouri.

ALABAMA

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Do you know why the people from Alabama are dull and sad? Because it is illegal to buy sex toys in the state. If you want one, you need a doctor's prescription, or travel to a cooler state.

INDIANA

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The State of Indiana doesn't seem to have too much problems, because they once pass a law to change Pi to 3.2. Yes, they actually tried to change mathematics.

NEBRASKA

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It seems like Nebraska doesn't have too much to brag about, so they have to be extremely proud of being the creators of one of the lamer holidays of all.

NORTH CAROLINA

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North Carolina is the only state that has an official carnivorous plant, the Venus Flytrap, a plant that eats flies and that would eat you if it could. Well, maybe not that.

FLORIDA

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Why would you be proud of being born in a state that once honored James Earl Ray (the assassin of Martin Luther King Jr.) because they mistook him for James Earl Jones?

MASSACHUSETTS

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Massachusetts has a law that forbids the Happy Hours in bars all over the state. It's been passed thirty years ago to encourage people to stop drinking: It didn't work, obviously.

NEW MEXICO

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The rest of the United States cares so little about New Mexico that this was the place where they tested the first nuclear bomb. If it failed, we would be talking about Old New Mexico.

NEW YORK

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You think you are so great, New York. Let's talk about your biggest symbol, The Statue of Liberty. It was a gift. I will expose my grandma's gift this Christmas then.

PENNSYLVANIA

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There's a town in Pennsylvania that has been burning since 1962 and the fire is not expected to extinguish for another 250 years. You may think that it is kinda cool but...Ok, it is. Not for the people that lost their homes though.

ALASKA

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This state is so full of nothing that a few years ago some dude tried to "exile" Pitbull to Alaska as some kind of punishment for his shitty music and the internet agreed.

IOWA

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This state sucks. It sucks so much that they have an airport that is recognized with the code SUX. Sux, do you get it? And they also seem to suck at parking airplanes.

DELAWARE

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I don't know why is it called "The Small Wonder" but considering that the age of consent in Delaware used to be seven years old that motto is a little bit weird.

KANSAS

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According to a poll made a few years ago, Kansas is by far the least interesting, plain and boring state of all. Seriously, there's nothing there that people would want to visit.

MAINE

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Maine is so boring that everybody who lives there goes mad. Just ask author Stephen King, the most notable habitant, most of his novels and characters are from this State.

NEVADA

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Hey Nevada, you can't say a thing, because your main source of income are the drunk buddies that play in your roulettes and stay at your hotels. Ok, that's kinda awesome. Cheers, Nevada.

TENNESSEE

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The whiskies from Tennessee is world famous. But in fact, that's in every place in the world but in Tennessee, because in the county where the Jack Daniel's distillery is, selling alcohol is against the law.

COLORADO

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Imagine what it is like to live in Colorado that they have the most secure prison in the United States, so secure that is like a real life Arkham Asylum.

SOUTH CAROLINA

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What can we say about a state that only exists because the settlers were too lazy to govern one entire state, so they had to divide it? To this day they don't know where the borders are.

WYOMING

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No one wants to live in Wyoming. But for real. Literally no one wants to live in Wyoming. It is the least populated state, even under Washington D.C., that is only a district.

MARYLAND

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Oh, Poor old Maryland, we'll just let them alone. They have too much already, they even have a tax on flushing the toilet. It is literally called "The flush tax".

NEW HAMPSHIRE

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New Hampshire is so beautiful and so exciting that they have only one landmark, that is call The Old Man of the Mountain. They say the can see a man's profile on a mountain. Well, not anymore, since it fell down in 2013.

WISCONSIN

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Give me that glass, Wisconsin, you are not drinking anymore. You are one of the drunkest states of all, and you don't consider drunk driving a crime, they just pay a ticket.

OKLAHOMA

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Oh, klahoma. Your state vegetable is watermelon, that is actually a fruit. Yeah I know you say that it comes from the family of bla, bla bla, but watermelon is a fruit. And that would be ok if you didn't also have a state fruit, that is strawberry.

CALIFORNIA

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The city of Fresno has someone that they call "The most corrupt politician in history" and he was mayor only for ten minutes. Imagine if they let him stay a little longer.