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Tue May 15, 2012, 10:03 AM

MAPS: What Your State Is Good At, And What It's Lame At

MAPS: What Your State Is Good At, And What It's Lame At
maps show that each state is No. 1 in something.

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http://www.upworthy.com/maps-what-your-state-is-good-at-and-what-its-lame-at?c=cd1

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Reply MAPS: What Your State Is Good At, And What It's Lame At (Original post)
G_j May 2012 OP
Lawlbringer May 2012 #1
Courtesy Flush May 2012 #4
Lawlbringer May 2012 #11
HillWilliam May 2012 #17
Vincardog May 2012 #2
treestar May 2012 #3
Courtesy Flush May 2012 #5
sarge43 May 2012 #6
catbyte May 2012 #7
gratuitous May 2012 #8
Skidmore May 2012 #9
sufrommich May 2012 #10
Fawke Em May 2012 #12
Arkana May 2012 #13
KurtNYC May 2012 #14
Odin2005 May 2012 #15
IDemo May 2012 #16
pokerfan May 2012 #18
bongbong May 2012 #19
Uncle Joe May 2012 #20
cali May 2012 #21

Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2012, 10:06 AM

1. Cleanest teeth.

Weakest statistic.

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Response to Lawlbringer (Reply #1)

Tue May 15, 2012, 10:35 AM

4. That's not how I see it

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.

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Response to Courtesy Flush (Reply #4)

Tue May 15, 2012, 11:31 AM

11. Wow, I didn't even notice LA.

My apologies.

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

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Response to Lawlbringer (Reply #11)

Tue May 15, 2012, 12:11 PM

17. Missouri - the most Ozarks

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

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2012, 10:22 AM

2. Most organic hogs (Who knew Harley made an organic MC?)

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2012, 10:25 AM

3. Lowest growth in autism

with fewest national parks.

National parks cause autism? Who knew.

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Response to treestar (Reply #3)

Tue May 15, 2012, 10:36 AM

5. There's a good argument for budget cuts

Don't you care about the children???


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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2012, 10:47 AM

6. Alaska having the greatest number of airports per capita is lame?

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.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2012, 10:47 AM

7. Best access to fresh water

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

You just can't win...



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

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2012, 10:58 AM

8. Indiana must be so proud!

That's about as good as you can get.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2012, 11:02 AM

9. Is there something more specific about the kind of wind behind that power in TX?

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2012, 11:02 AM

10. Anyone who thinks Asian Carp is what Michigan is most

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

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2012, 11:36 AM

12. My state has the most sewer overflows, but it's

because we have the most caves!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2012, 11:37 AM

13. Top 4th grade science students?

Um...awesome. I think.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2012, 11:38 AM

14. I love infographics

thanks for sharing 2 good ones!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2012, 11:50 AM

15. Highest rate of Autism is a NEGATIVE???

All the techies would disagree!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2012, 12:04 PM

16. Idaho - Lowest per capita carbon footprint

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..

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2012, 12:40 PM

18. Orgasmic Apples?

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

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2012, 12:52 PM

19. Courtesy Flush

 

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.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2012, 01:04 PM

20. That's the good thing about having the most caves,

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

Thanks for the thread, G_j.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2012, 01:13 PM

21. this map isn't even accurate.

 

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