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Estados Unidos es un lugar increíble lleno de lugares mágicos y maravillas naturales asombrosas. Pero también hay muchos hechos maravillosamente extraños y fabulosamente extraños sobre cada estado en los Estados Unidos, y algunos de ellos son tan salvajes que son casi imposibles de creer.

Por ejemplo, ¿puedes adivinar qué estado tenía camellos salvajes tan recientemente como 1890? ¿O cuál recibió su nombre porque un aspirante a político mintió acerca de saber un idioma nativo americano? Bueno, abróchate el cinturón, porque estás a punto de descubrirlo. Estos son los hechos más difíciles de creer, y sin embargo totalmente verificables, sobre cada estado.

La lucha del oso era legal en Alabama hasta 1996, y volvió a serlo en 2015.

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La lucha de osos fue una vez una atracción popular en los bares y recintos feriales de Alabama. Los espectadores mirarían con entusiasmo cómo los hombres fuertes y los luchadores profesionales intentaban atrapar a los osos vivos, generalmente de las variedades grizzly, negro o marrón, para ganar dinero y demostrar su fuerza. Sin embargo, los osos no solo deambulaban por la calle, sino que eran poseídos y entrenados como luchadores. Uno de los más famosos fue Terrible Ted, que luchó contra profesionales como Jerry Lawler y Rocky Johnson (el padre de Dwayne La Roca Johnson)

La práctica se hizo oficialmente ilegal en 1996, pero la ley fue derogada porque era "obsoleta" en 2015. Un patrocinador de la ley original lo expresó de esta manera: "No me importa nadie que quiera pelear contra un oso si solo salir al bosque y luchar contra el oso en sus propios términos ".

Los puntos más orientales y occidentales de los EE. UU. Se encuentran en Alaska.

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Mientras que la mayor parte de Alaska se encuentra firmemente en el hemisferio occidental, las islas Aleutianas se extienden hasta el hemisferio oriental. Eso significa que el estado se encuentra en dos hemisferios y contiene la parte más oriental de los EE. UU., La isla Semisopochnoi, y la parte más occidental de los EE. UU., La isla Amatignak.

Se pueden encontrar camellos salvajes deambulando Arizona a finales del siglo XIX

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No sería inusual ver un camello salvaje en algún lugar del desierto de Gobi, pero a fines del siglo XIX también podías encontrarlo vagando por Arizona. En 1855, el gobierno de los Estados Unidos gastó $ 30,000 importando 75 camellos para uso militar (pensaron que los animales serían útiles para transportar suministros entre puestos militares remotos), según Smithsonian. Cuando el plan no funcionó como se esperaba, partes de la manada se subastaron una por una. Y mientras uno terminaba en el Museo Smithsonian, otros camellos fueron vistos vagando por el estado ya en 1890.

Arkansas es el hogar de uno de los mayores productores de artesanía dulcimers.

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Nadie te culpará si no tienes idea de qué es un dulcimer. El instrumento de cuerda es parte de la familia de cítara y, si bien ofrece un sonido encantador, no se ha ganado el mismo nivel de fama que la guitarra o el violín. A pesar de eso, Arkansas todavía resulta tener una buena parte de los instrumentos. De hecho, se fabrican más dulcimers en Vista a la montaña, Arkansas que casi cualquier otro lugar en el worlre. Y aunque eso puede ser impresionante, el violín ganó como el instrumento oficial del estado.

California tiene alrededor de 10,000 terremotos al año.

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Si vives en California, los terremotos son parte de la vida. Pero es posible que no se haya dado cuenta con qué frecuencia ocurren, ya que la mayoría de ellos son esencialmente indetectables para los humanos. Según el Servicio Geológico de los Estados Unidos, alrededor 10.000 terremotos se registran cada año en el sur de California. Afortunadamente, solo alrededor de 15 o 20 tienen una magnitud mayor que el nivel cuatro en la escala de Richter.

Colorado es el único estado que rechaza una invitación para organizar los Juegos Olímpicos.

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Hacer una oferta para organizar los Juegos Olímpicos es un proceso largo, costoso y complicado. Sin embargo, cuando el Comité Olímpico Internacional otorgó los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno de 1976 a reenver En mayo de 1970, los que vivían en el estado no estaban tan entusiasmados como cabría esperar. De hecho, hubo una gran oposición al plan y en 1972 los votantes en un referéndum estatal decidieron que no querían que el estado organizara los juegos debido al costo astronómico y las preocupaciones ambientales. Hasta ahora, Colorado es el solo estado Alguna vez rechazaste los juegos. El evento se celebró finalmente en Innsbruck, Austria.

Un restaurante en Connecticut sirvió la primera hamburguesa en los EE. UU.

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Burger's up! Según la Biblioteca del Congreso, las primeras hamburguesas en Estados Unidos se sirvieron en Louis 'Lunch, un almuerzo que abrió en 1895 y está ubicado en el centro de New Haven, cerca de la Universidad de Yale. Aunque el edificio enfrentó la demolición en 1974 para dar paso a un complejo médico, el restaurante logró prevalecer en los tribunales y mantener las cosas en funcionamiento. Hoy, generaciones después de que esa hamburguesa inicial se volviera a la parrilla, el restaurante todavía es propiedad de la misma familia y "The Original Burger" todavía está en el menú por $ 6.75.

En Delaware, Clos higos superan en número personas por más de 200 a 1.

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Delaware tiene un rápido crecimiento poultindustria ry lo que significa que los granjeros mantienen muchas gallinas para satisfacer la demanda, según la afiliada local del estado de PBS y NPR. De hecho, por cada persona en el estado, hay alrededor de 200 pollos. Y dado que hay cerca de un millón de humanos en Delaware, eso significa que hay alrededor de 200 millones de pollos aullando.

Hay caracoles en Florida que puede crecer hasta ocho pulgadas de largo.

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Una serie de criaturas fascinantes, fabulosas y extravagantes llaman hogar al estado de Florida, y el caracol gigante africano es uno de ellos. La criatura es tan desconcertante que cuando el Departamento de Agricultura de Florida lanzó un anuncio de servicio público advirtiendo a los residentes sobre los caracoles, tuvieron que asegurarles a todos: "Esto no es ciencia ficción. Esto es real".

Una especie invasora, el caracol gigante africano puede crecer hasta ocho pulgadas de largo y vivir hasta nueve años, según CBS News. Además de eso, pueden poner hasta 1.200 huevos al año.

En Georgia, una zarigüeya de taxidermia llamada Spencer se deja caer en la víspera de Año Nuevo.

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Time Square de Nueva York puede dejar caer una bola de cristal llena de sueños y deseos de personas de todo el mundo, pero la gente de Tallapoosa, Georgia, hace las cosas un poco diferente el 31 de diciembre. Cada año, alrededor de 4.000 personas se reúnen para la Possum Drop anual, durante la cual una zarigüeya de taxidermia llamada Spencer, no una bola de cristal brillante, hace que el descenso de medianoche suene en el nuevo año.

Lava agregó 875 acres de tierra nueva a Hawai's Big Island en 2018.

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Gracias a su clima tropical y a sus impresionantes paisajes, Hawaii ya es un lugar mágico. También puede ser un lugar muy peligroso. ABC News informa que, como resultado de la dramática erupción del Volcán Kilauea que duró más de 100 días en 2018, se crearon 875 acres (aproximadamente del tamaño del Parque Central de la ciudad de Nueva York) en la Isla Grande. Kilauea ha estado en erupción continuamente desde 1983, pero nunca la cantidad de tierra nueva creada fue tan extrema como en 2018.

Idaho puede haber recibido su nombre porque un aspirante a político mintió sobre su significado.

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Una teoría popular de cómo Idaho obtuvo su nombre sugiere que en 1860 un médico y aspirante a político llamado George Willing propuso que el nuevo territorio, que luego sería Colorado, se llamara Idaho basado en un término nativo americano que significa "joya de las montañas". La sugerencia llegó al Senado de los Estados Unidos, pero justo antes de ser ratificada, se descubrió que Willing había inventado el nombre. El territorio se convirtió en Colorado, pero solo unos años más tarde, se designó un nuevo territorio y se llamó Idaho, a pesar de que se demostró que las afirmaciones iniciales de que era un término nativo americano eran completamente falsas.

Illinois Crece más calabazas que cualquier otro estado del país.

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Cada año, se cosechan más de 500 millones de libras de calabazas en el estado de Illinois. Y según el USDA, el estado produce más del doble de calabazas que cada uno de los otros cuatro jugadores principales en el juego de la calabaza: California, Indiana, Pensilvania y Texas. Las calabazas que provienen de la Tierra de Lincoln se usan principalmente en la fabricación de alimentos, incluido el relleno de pasteles.

Indiana tiene una pistola estatal, un rifle fabricado a principios del siglo XIX.

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John Small, un sheriff y armero en Vincennes, Indiana, fabricó una serie de rifles largos magistrales alrededor de 1803, uno de los cuales era propiedad de William Clark, de Solo cinco de sus armas hechas a mano aún existen, incluido el "Rifle Grouseland", que en 2012 se convirtió en el arma oficial de Indiana. El arma de fuego, que tiene detalles de latón ornamentado, lleva el nombre de la casa de William Henry Harrison, quien también vivió en Vincennes antes de convertirse en presidente de los Estados Unidos.

Cercado de tierra Iowa es el hogar de una ciudad isleña.

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Si planeara una escapada a la isla, probablemente no se le ocurriría optar por unas vacaciones en Iowa. Pero resulta que el estado sin litoral es el hogar de una sola ciudad isleña, llamada Sabula. Con solo una milla de largo y un cuarto de milla de ancho en el Mississippi, Sabula no era originalmente una isla en absoluto. El área se separó del continente cuando se construyeron una esclusa y una presa en la década de 1930.

El centro geográfico de los EE. UU. Está en Kansas.

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Alrededor de dos millas fuera de Lebanon, Kansas, hay un marcador de piedra con una placa que lo declara "El Centro Geográfico de los Estados Unidos". Según la placa, los ingenieros utilizaron datos de la Encuesta Geodésica y de la Costa de EE. UU. Para ubicar el centro de los estados continentales. Una iglesia de una habitación, la Capilla del Centro de EE. UU., Fue reconstruida en el lugar en 2008 después de que un vehículo a toda velocidad la destruyó.

Sin embargo, no todos están de acuerdo con las coordenadas sobre este asunto. Peligro campeón y mago versátil Ken Jennings dijo en 2015 que los cálculos de 1959 deberían actualizarse con la tecnología actual. Sugiere que el centro de los estados está "en algún lugar cerca de Belle Fourche, Dakota del Sur, a dos estados completos del Líbano".

La danza oficial del estado de Kentucky se está obstruyendo.

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En 2006, Kentucky designó la obstrucción como el baile oficial del estado, pero la historia de la tradición se remonta mucho más allá. La obstrucción, según la revista Appalachian, es la "práctica acelerada de golpear y pisotear rítmicamente el pie" contra una superficie ruidosa. Convencionalmente, se usó un zueco con suela de madera, pero hay una versión más moderna, llamada de pie plano, que se puede hacer con suelas de cuero.

Luisiana es el único estado con ley napoleónica.

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In America, 49 states use a "common law" legal system, but one state does things a little differently. Louisiana follows a "civil law" system which actually goes back to 1804 when it was established by French emperor Napoleon. De acuerdo a Slate, "Rulings in the French-influenced system derive from the direct interpretation of the law; rulings in the common-law system give greater authority to legal precedent." That might be the case, but they add that "in practice, the two systems often work the same."

There is a 40-acre desert in Maine.

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Outside of Freeport, Maine, the home to L.L Bean, the unlikely desert exists as a result of poor agricultural practices on a 300-acre, family-run farm. For about 100 years—between 1800 and 1900—the Tuttle family farmed the land and worked the soil so hard that they wore away all of the fertile topsoil, eventually leaving the land barren. The sandy soil that remains has become a tourist attraction that sees as many as 30,000 visitors pass through each year.

The official state sport of Maryland is jousting.

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Maryland was reportedly the first state to name an official sport back in 1962, but they didn't opt for football, baseball, or basketball. Instead, the state chose jousting. Yes, the spectator sport of choice during the Middle Ages in which armored-clad combatants on horseback try to take each other down using long, pointy poles. los Maryland State Archives explains that "jousting tournaments have been held in Maryland since early colonial times but became increasingly popular after the Civil War. Retaining the pageantry and customs of medieval tournaments, modern competitors are called 'knights' or 'maids,' and many dress in colorful costumes."

En Massachusetts, you have to sing the whole "Star Spangled Banner" or you'll be fined.

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America's national anthem is not taken lightly in Massachusetts. According to Section 9 of the Bay State's general laws, anytime the song is played or sang in public it must be treated as a "…whole and separate composition or number, without embellishment or addition…" The law elaborates that the song can't be played as part of a medley—or a dance mix—in public without risking a fine up to $100.

Michigan has its own Bermuda Triangle-like area.

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Bermuda isn't the only place that has an area prone to mysterious misadventures—Michigan also has its own disturbing location that you might want to avoid. los Lake Michigan Triangle has been the scene of unexplained incidents since 1891 when Thomas Hume and his crew of seven sailors disappeared while crossing the lake. It was also the site of a 1921 tragedy in which the Rosa Belle ship turned up without its 11 passengers, but with collision damage—despite the fact that no other damaged ship was found or reported lost at the time. As other stories cropped up, rumors about time portals and UFOs circulated. Obviously, they haven't been confirmed.

Minnesota is the location of a mysterious waterfall with no known end.

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Devil's Kettle Falls in Judge C. R. Magney State Park has an unexpected feature that's almost as foreboding as its name. While the fact that the water falls into a dark cavernous hole is creep enough, what makes things even weirder is that no one knows where the water goes from there. In 2017, some scientists decided that the water must end up in the Brule River below the waterfall and wanted to put dye in the stream in order to prove their theory. Unfortunately, they eventually decided not to conduct the test, and so the mystery remains.

The state rock of Misisipí is petrified trees.

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36 million years ago, a flood swept across Flora, Mississippi, knocking down the trees that now make up a petrified forest there. Buried under sediment, the wood of the trees was slowly replaced over the millennia with minerals, creating fossilized versions of the original trees, some of which were more than 100 feet tall. In 1976, officials celebrated the forest by making petrified trees the official state rock.

Misuri has thousands of caves.

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There are more than 6,000 caves in the state of Missouri that you can take driving tours through, others that are illuminated by electric lighting, and still others that have 10-story underground arches. Because of the size and variety of caves across the state, they were once a sheltering place for Native Americans, and then for European settlers. In addition to that, many of the caves are rich in potassium nitrate, which supplied early Americans—and the Confederate Army—with gunpowder.

Montana holds the Guinness World Record for a 100-degree temperature drop in a single day.

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Plenty of states endure wild weather, but Montana once experienced a 100-degree temperature drop within 24 hours. The unusual occurrence earned the state the Guinness World Record for the "greatest temperature range in a day" thanks to the fact that the town of Browning went from 44 degrees Fahrenheit to -56 degrees Fahrenheit in an incredibly short amount of time.

The lieutenant governor of Nebraska commissioned a state navy while the actual governor was out of town.

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Nebraska may be a land-locked state, but that doesn't mean it can't proudly boast a navy. And that's due to the fact that in 1931, Lieutenant Governor T.W. Metcalfe commissioned the navy while Governor Charles Bryan was away on vacation. But Metcalfe wasn't interested in fortifying Nebraska's military force. Instead, he wanted to give his friends mostly meaningless positions as admirals. Nowadays, becoming a "Nebraska Admiral" is one of the highest honors in the state.

Within the state of Nevada lies a micronation ruled as a military dictatorship.

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In 1995, the Republic of Molossia was founded in the Nevada desert by Kevin Baugh, who co-founded a previous republic in Oregon in 1977. The 11.3-acre "micronation," which is, of course, completely surrounded by the United States, has a population of 33 and their own independent bank and post office. There is also a customs office, because President Baugh insists that you bring your passport in order to enter the country. Among other government programs, the Molossian Air and Space Agency was established in 1999 to "explore and understand the universe beyond our own world."

En Nuevo Hampshire, it's a violation to collect seaweed at night.

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Section 207:48 of New Hampshire's General Provision As to Fish and Game states that anyone who "shall carry away or collect for the purpose of carrying away any seaweed or rockweed from the seashore below high-water mark" at night is breaking the law. The provision, which was established in 1973 and has been deemed the state's so-called dumbest law, exists because farmers use seaweed as fertilizer, and anyone collecting it at night might have an unfair advantage in crop production.

Drivers in New Jersey are not allowed to pump their own gas.

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When you pull up your car to the pump anywhere in New Jersey, don't expect to jump out and quickly fill up your own tank. The state is the last state in the country where gas station attendants are legally required to pump all gasoline. The rule, which was established in the Retail Gasoline Dispensing Safety Act of 1949, "ensures compliance with appropriate safety procedures."

En New Mexico, you can see five different states from one place.

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Hopefully, there will be clear skies next time you find yourself in New Mexico and want to see a rare sight. los National Park Service explains that if you take a look around while standing at the highest point on the Capulin Volcano's crater rim trail, you can almost always see Colorado, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Eagle-eyed hikers can typically also spot Kansas and Texas.

Nueva York has hosted the Coney Island Mermaid Parade since 1983.

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Coney Island is as far as you can ride the subway in the borough of Brooklyn, New York. Once a year, the boardwalks and streets are overrun by the Mermaid Parade, an annual gathering that celebrates the "ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside." 2020 marks the 38th year of annual parade, which is touted as being noncommercial and invented by artists, features individuals dressed (or undressed) of all manner of aquatic life, from lobsters to sharks to octopi. And yes, there are a lot of mermaids.

Carolina del Norte hosted the National Hollerin' Contest for almost 50 years.

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Before phone lines ran through rural North Carolina, there was a need for people to communicate across great distances with their voices alone. Need a midwife in the middle of the night? You'd have to "holler" loud enough with a specific call for the neighbors to hear you and pass it on. Gone are the days of necessity, but from 1969 to 2016, a National Hollern' Contest was hosted in the town of Spivey's Corner. There may be a resurrection of the contest at some point, but for now, you can hear some of the winners and competitors on NPR and PBS, among other places.

From space, it looks like there's a major city in Dakota del Norte where there isn't one.

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Around 2007, images from space of North Dakota at night showed what appeared to be an abundance of lights from a large city. The only issue was that there wasn't (and isn't!) a large city in that particular area. It turned out a new oil and gas field was emitting so much light it took on the appearance of a major metropolitan hub.

En Ohio, it's illegal to catch a mouse without a hunting license.

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There are some pretty peculiar and ridiculously random laws around the world and that includes one rodent-related regulation in Cleveland, Ohio. If there's a mouse in your home, you better make sure you have the appropriate paperwork before you set a trap because it's illegal to catch mice without the proper permit. Make sure you inform your cat, too.

Oklahoma is the only state to have a state meal.

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Florida has oranges, Georgia has peaches, and Oklahoma has a ten-course meal. In addition to having a state fruit—the strawberry—and a state vegetable—the watermelon—the Sooner state goes above-and-beyond any other state by setting the table for an official state meal. The components are from across the state, and the official list, which was ratified in 1988, even includes state-chosen restaurants.

The meal is hearty and it includes chicken fried steak from June's Restaurant in Checotah, corn bread from Big Sky Bread Company in Oklahoma City, and grits from Ozzie's Diner in Norman. What's for dessert? Pecan pie from Field's Pies in Pauls Valley.

Oregón is home to the "only leprechaun colony west of Ireland."

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Ireland isn't the only place where you can look for leprechauns. Those who are hoping to get lucky and spot one of the gold-carrying characters can head to Oregon's Mill Ends Park, which is the "only leprechaun colony west of Ireland." That's according to Dick Fagan, the journalist who established the delightful spot and is also, apparently, the only person who can see the creatures, including their leader, head leprechaun Patrick O'Toole.

Pensilvania is misspelled on the Liberty Bell.

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Pennsylvania may not be the easiest state name to spell, but that's not the reason why it's written the wrong way on the famous Liberty Bell. When the bell was commissioned in 1751 to commemorate the state's original constitution, the exact spelling of Pennsylvania wasn't quite official and a common spelling hadn't been accepted by the general public yet. That's why the message on the bell reads: "By Order of the Assembly of the Province of Pensylvania for the State House in Philada."

Rhode Island isn't the state's full name.

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And residents should be thankful for that. The state, which is the smallest one in the entire country, also boasts the longest name of them all. Its official title is the "State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations."

There's an island in Carolina del Sur that is home to 4,000 Rhesus monkeys.

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There's a 4,289-acre island off the coast of South Carolina where humans aren't allowed to travel. Morgan Island is home to a colony of as many as 4,000 transplanted Rhesus monkeys (stats about the size of the population vary), who have had their run of the island since 1979. The monkeys, who are native to Asia, are owned by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who use the colony for biomedical research.

In parts of Dakota del Sur it is unlawful to create static between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.

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¡Detener! Take that balloon away from your hair and place it on the ground. According to section 9.32 of the Huron, South Dakota municipal code, it is unlawful to create static electricity between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Why, you ask? The rule states that static can "…interfere with television or radio broadcast receiving apparatus…" Exceptions can be made for medical necessities, including x-rays, as long as the machinery avoids "unnecessary" static.

Tennesse has 10 official state songs.

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Tennessee is certainly a musical state, which may be why it has 10 official songs. If you'd like to make sure you know them all, cue up "Tennessee Waltz," "Rocky Top," "The Pride of Tennessee," "When It's Iris Time in Tennessee," "Smoky Mountain Rain," "My Tennessee," "Tennessee (1992)," "A Tennessee Bicentennial Rap: 1796-1996," "Tennessee (2012)," and finally ,"My Homeland, Tennessee."

The weight of catfish eaten in Texas every year is equal to the weight of nearly seven Eiffel Towers.

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The metal frame of the Eiffel Tower weighs 7,300 tons (around 16 million pounds). That means six and a half Eiffel Towers would weigh around 104 million pounds. While that may seem like an astronomically high number, it's still 5 million pounds short of the 109 million pounds of catfish eaten in Texas every year.

Utah is home to one of the largest living organisms.

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Can't see the forest for the trees? Would it be easier if the entire forest was actually a single tree? In Fishlake National Forest, about 47,000 trees are living off the same root system, making them one astonishing large organism. The grove of quaking aspen trees is named "Pando," Latin for "I spread," and it covers 107 acres of forestland. The growth started, according to experts at the U.S. Forest Service, at the end of the last ice age. The 13-million–pound organism is struggling to battle insects and disease.

Vermont has its own version of the Loch Ness Monster in Lake Champlain.

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If you ever visit Vermont's Lake Champlain, keep an eye open for the state's Loch Ness Monster-like creature. Known as "Champ" by locals and called "Tatoskok" by the area's Abenaki and Iroquois Native American tribes, historians think that those who claim to have seen the animal may have spotted a garfish (a 30-inch slender fish with sharp teeth), something that is often used to explain Nessie's possible existence as well.

Some residents of a Virginia island speak with what sounds like a British accent.

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On Virginia's Tangier Island, many of the residents are direct descendants of the British settlers who arrived on the island hundreds of years earlier. And due to the fact that they've stayed close to home and the island is somewhat isolated, they still speak with a similar accent. Periodista Kate Kilpatrick explains that "some people call it an 'Elizabethan' or a 'Restoration-era English' accent."

Most of the hops in America are grown in Washington.

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In 2019, 82 million pounds of hops were produced by Washington state, which was about 73% of the total 112 million pounds produced across America. For comparison, Oregon, the second-biggest producer, grew about 13 million pounds or about 12%. The Yakima Valley in southeast Washington has a perfect combination of conditions for growing the beer ingredient. The climate, the soil, the irrigation, and the decades of family knowledge all make the hop harvest in Washington the biggest in America.

A small town in Virginia del Oeste is known as the quietest place on earth.

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The 143 people who live in Green Bank, West Virginia, can't listen to the radio or use their cell phones, because the town has a ban against radio waves. Is it populated by technophobes or luddites? No, the town lies in the middle of the National Radio Quiet Zone, where there is a ban on wireless signals in a 13,000-square mile zone around the world's largest radio telescope. The astronomers at the two-acre-wide Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope need absolute silence. Cell phones emit enough noise to "swamp the sounds that are teaching the astronomers how the milky way was formed," according to CNN.

Wisconsin is responsible for nearly all the ginseng grown in the U.S.

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When you think of Wisconsin, you probably think about cheese. But in a state known for its love of dairy, Wisconsin's Marathon County produces 95 percent of all ginseng grown in the U.S., which is why the town of Wausau now hosts the International Wisconsin Ginseng Festival.

There are only two escalators in all of Wyoming.

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Escalators are usually a common sight in malls and office buildings, but not in Wyoming. That's because there are reportedly only two sets of escalators in the entire state, according to The Atlantic. Both in the city of Casper, one is located in the First National Bank building and the other is in the Hilltop National Bank.

Additional reporting by Adam Shalvey.