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MAPS: What Your State Is Good At, And What It's Lame At (Original Post) G_j May 2012 OP
Cleanest teeth. Lawlbringer May 2012 #1
That's not how I see it Courtesy Flush May 2012 #4
Wow, I didn't even notice LA. Lawlbringer May 2012 #11
Missouri - the most Ozarks HillWilliam May 2012 #17
Most organic hogs (Who knew Harley made an organic MC?) Vincardog May 2012 #2
Lowest growth in autism treestar May 2012 #3
There's a good argument for budget cuts Courtesy Flush May 2012 #5
Alaska having the greatest number of airports per capita is lame? sarge43 May 2012 #6
Best access to fresh water catbyte May 2012 #7
Indiana must be so proud! gratuitous May 2012 #8
Is there something more specific about the kind of wind behind that power in TX? Skidmore May 2012 #9
Anyone who thinks Asian Carp is what Michigan is most sufrommich May 2012 #10
My state has the most sewer overflows, but it's Fawke Em May 2012 #12
Top 4th grade science students? Arkana May 2012 #13
I love infographics KurtNYC May 2012 #14
Highest rate of Autism is a NEGATIVE??? Odin2005 May 2012 #15
Idaho - Lowest per capita carbon footprint IDemo May 2012 #16
Orgasmic Apples? pokerfan May 2012 #18
Courtesy Flush bongbong May 2012 #19
That's the good thing about having the most caves, Uncle Joe May 2012 #20
this map isn't even accurate. cali May 2012 #21

Courtesy Flush

(4,558 posts)
4. That's not how I see it
Tue May 15, 2012, 11:35 AM
May 2012

Many states were getting credit for things that they had no part in creating. My state (Louisiana) accomplished nothing except being located on a big river. We didn't put the river here.

I don't believe in bragging on things that were caused by nature. If you're going to brag, brag about something you actually accomplished. If a state has the cleanest teeth, somebody did something right.


(550 posts)
11. Wow, I didn't even notice LA.
Tue May 15, 2012, 12:31 PM
May 2012

My apologies.

Back on topic: That's not even an accomplishment! Louisiana beats CT.


(3,310 posts)
17. Missouri - the most Ozarks
Tue May 15, 2012, 01:11 PM
May 2012

I think they got that wrong. Everyone knows Ozark spelled backward is Krazo.


(28,972 posts)
6. Alaska having the greatest number of airports per capita is lame?
Tue May 15, 2012, 11:47 AM
May 2012

Psst, a fair portion of that state can be reached only by air, unless you're planning on using dog sled, snowmobile and those only work in winter or walking in. If you're living in a small town or village in the bush, an airport is absolutely necessary, especially in case of an emergency.


(34,858 posts)
7. Best access to fresh water
Tue May 15, 2012, 11:47 AM
May 2012

except I read someplace where people peeing in the lakes are killing the fish.

You just can't win...

Anishinaabe in MI & mom to Leo, Sophie, Taz & Nigel, members of Dogs Against Romney, Cat Division
"We ride inside--HISS!”


(22,871 posts)
10. Anyone who thinks Asian Carp is what Michigan is most
Tue May 15, 2012, 12:02 PM
May 2012

lame at has never driven on our pothole filled roads. We have the worst roads in the country.


(16,926 posts)
16. Idaho - Lowest per capita carbon footprint
Tue May 15, 2012, 01:04 PM
May 2012

I wasn't aware of that. Lowest funding for public transit? That one, everybody knows. How did these two not exclude each other?

Edit - No doubt due to the large amount of hydro power..


(27,677 posts)
18. Orgasmic Apples?
Tue May 15, 2012, 01:40 PM
May 2012

What about our coffee? Salmon? Hydroelectric power? Most dangerous volcanoes? Oldest and most complete human remains?



(5,436 posts)
19. Courtesy Flush
Tue May 15, 2012, 01:52 PM
May 2012

Courtesy Flush made a good point early in this thread. If you discount nature "accomplishments" that a state has nothing to do with, then add related "accomplishments" (like 'most wind power' in Texas, mainly because of the size & climate), you only get about 10 states with real accomplishments. Colorado is an example.

Uncle Joe

(59,197 posts)
20. That's the good thing about having the most caves,
Tue May 15, 2012, 02:04 PM
May 2012

it allows more places for our record amounts of sewer overflow to find.

Thanks for the thread, G_j.

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