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ALABAMA

First use of the 911 system

ALASKA

Highest number of volcanoes in the U.S.

ARIZONA

Longest-running NFL franchise (the Cardinals, 1898)

ARKANSAS

Only state with a producing diamond mine

CALIFORNIA

Largest supplier of milk

COLORADO

Longest commercial-aircraft runway

CONNECTICUT

Largest collection of human brain specimens on display in the U.S.

DELAWARE

Only state with no national-park areas

FLORIDA

Most deaths due to lightning (47 since 2005)

GEORGIA

State with the most panda bears (9)

HAWAII

Most sleep-deprived state

IDAHO

Longest Main Street in America (33 miles long)

ILLINOIS

Home of the largest cookie factory (Nabisco)

INDIANA

Only state to ban alcohol sales on Sunday

IOWA

Largest population of pigs (which outnumber humans 7:1)

KANSAS

Most online porn page views per capita

KENTUCKY

Produces 95% of the country’s bourbon

LOUISIANA

Largest porch swing (60 ft., fits at least 40 people)

MAINE

Most elderly state (median age is 44)

MARYLAND

Most millionaire households per capita (7.7%)

MASSACHUSETTS

Biggest lottery payouts (77¢ on the dollar)

MICHIGAN

Most lighthouses (92)

MINNESOTA

Highest voter turnout (76%) in the last presidential election

MISSISSIPPI

Biggest tax refunds (34.8% of collections refunded)

MISSOURI

First ice cream cone

MONTANA

Largest snowflake ever observed

NEBRASKA

Invented Kool-Aid

NEVADA

Largest gold mine in the U.S.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Most pizzerias per capita (3.9 per 10,000 people)

NEW JERSEY

More diners than any other state

NEW MEXICO

Most wanted bank robbers (59)

NEW YORK

Smallest chapel in the U.S. (28.7 sq. ft.)

NORTH CAROLINA

Highest rate of snake bites of any state

NORTH DAKOTA

No. 1 producer of honey

OHIO

Most cursing by residents on customer-service calls

OKLAHOMA

Most barbecue eateries per capita (2 per 10,000 people)

OREGON

Only state flag with different designs on the front and back

PENNSYLVANIA

Longest-running gas station (since 1909)

RHODE ISLAND

First U.S. circus performance

SOUTH CAROLINA

Largest sculpture garden (more than 1,400 works)

SOUTH DAKOTA

Most well-rested state

TENNESSEE

First self-service grocery store

TEXAS

Largest bat colony

UTAH

Highest per capita consumption of Jell-O

VERMONT

Highest percentage of cat owners

VIRGINIA

Highest percentage of personalized license plates

WASHINGTON

Highest liquor taxes

WEST VIRGINIA

Has the only house made entirely of coal

WISCONSIN

Largest mustard collection (5,676 jars)

WYOMING

Most registered firearms per capita (196 per 1,000 people)

SOURCES: UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE; ISGS; NFL; ARKANSAS STATE PARKS; USDA; FAA; BRAINMUSEUM.ORG; NPS; NOAA; ATLANTA ZOO; CDC; USPS; NABISCO; NABCA; PORNHUB.COM; KENTUCKY DISTILLERS’ ASSOCIATION; CRUZE’S SWINGS AND THINGS; CENSUS; PHOENIX MARKETING; MICHIGAN EDC; NONPROFIT VOTE; BLOOMBERG; IDFA.ORG; NEW YORK TIMES; BRIAN D’AMBROSIO; NMA.ORG; PMQ PIZZA POWER REPORT; FROMMER’S; FBI; ROADSIDEAMERICA.COM; NCSU; MARCHEX; ESTATELY; BRITANNICA; REIGHARD’S GAS STATION; CIRCUS HISTORICAL SOCIETY; BROOKGREEN GARDENS; MCKINSEY & CO.; TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE; UTAH STATE LEGISLATURE; AVMA; VIRGINIA DMV; TAX FOUNDATION; TUG VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE; NATIONAL MUSTARD MUSEUM

This appears in the July 06, 2015 issue of TIME.

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