Continuing with my series of the strangest facts about each one of the United States.
1. Rhode Island is the only state that still celebrates Victory Day (the end of WWII) as an official state holiday.
2. A rare type of rock called Cumberlandite is found only in Rhode Island (specifically in the town of Cumberland) and is the state rock.
3. Rhode Island’s the smallest state in the U.S. But its population density—an estimated 1,050,292 people—is second only to New Jersey.
1. The only commercial tea plantation in the contiguous 48 states is on Wadmalaw Island, near Charleston, South Carolina.
2. In 2014, an eight year old girl wrote a letter to her state senator suggesting that the wooly mammoth become the official state fossil. Despite the fact that some creationists took issue, the measure was passed in May of that year.
3. Hogna carolinensis, also known as the Carolina wolf spider, is the largest wolf spider in North America and has been the state spider of South Carolina since 2000. Despite its name, the spiders are found in much of the US and even down into Mexico.
1. If you drive down South Dakota’s I-229 Bridge at nighttime toward Sioux Falls’ 26th Street, you might catch glimpse of a particularly unsettling scene: a pair of “ghost joggers” that allegedly run the road every evening. No official explanations have ever been placed on record.
2. Beneath the grounds of Custer County, South Dakota, lies the second largest cave system in the United States, and third largest in the world. The Jewel Cave was discovered in 1900 and earned status as a national monument in 1908.
3. South Dakota is the only state whose name does not share a single letter with that of its capital: Pierre.
This is a very cool US map, don’t you agree?
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I like the map and the facts. Now I’m curious to know why the companies chose the particular state to be their headquarters. Were they wooed by the city’s Chamber of Commerce? Did they scout the place themselves and make a decision? I’m just wondering because several cities got into a serious competition to try to get Amazon to make their city Amazon’s headquarters. They were all yelling. Pick me! Pick me!! It was ruthless! LOL.
the last one about South Dakota was the coolest one in the series so far!!!
love this, oh yeah and your map is really cooL!!!
Thanks Doc, I am having fun with all the research. It is hard to decide which facts to share.
city in the middle of the state of utah is called Lavan which is naval spelled backwards!
Utah is coming up soon, curious to see what I find to share.
I know they have a choir!
That is very interesting, I have never seen anything of america and I would like to. The only part of america I have seen which was impressive was Disneyland in LA.
Thanks Pam. This is a fun and learning series for me as well. I have never been to LA but I went to Disney World in Florida.
MY friend lives in Rhode Island she was just in Ny last month.
That is cool. I have never been there before. Many states I would like to visit.
Very interesting post once again! I was inspired by you and shared some facts about Bulgarian cities.
Thanks. It was fun once again. That makes me happy that I inspired you. How kind. 🙂
I really like this map … great idea, dear Carol
Thanks, I will write about it one day when I have time.
Very interesting map. I have never heard of the first country.
The state of Rhode Island is the smallest in the US.
I think the map is really cool and creative!!
Interesting facts too… love the joggers ones … wonder if there will one day be an explanation!!
I thought so too. I should write about all of that on the map when I have some time.
Rhode Island I didn’t know about this country. Thank you for posting it very interesting to me.
Many forget about this state, it is the smallest. So glad you are enjoying.
Yes, I really like the map, it is very cool. This is why the USA is called sometimes Corporate America.
Thanks, I should write about what is on the map. Trying to work in all of my projects!
Yes, I do not really know all the companies but I like Dr. Pepper. I drank it when I was in the United States