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HairySheep

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#41 12 years ago

Thunder Over the Ohio is the largest fireworks display in North America and its ranked in the top 10 in the world it kicks off the 2 week long Kentucky Derby Festival, for the days events which include boat racing and a air show filled with more than 100 planes, around 800,000 people show up every year and sit on the banks of the Ohio and whatch in awe

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btw, bears are evil, and 34million people is like 6.8 Kentucky's (with an ocean)




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#42 12 years ago
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is the golden state. Arnold Schwarzenegger is our governor. is has an est. 34 million people. it is the richest state, the GSP is larger than most countries in the world. home of hollywood

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Rafterman

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#43 12 years ago

More facts on Alabama:

Alabama Facts and Trivia Alabama introduced the Mardi Gras to the western world. The celebration is held on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent begins. Alabama workers built the first rocket to put humans on the moon. The world's first Electric Trolley System was introduced in Montgomery in 1886. Alabama is the only state with all major natural resources needed to make iron and steel. It is also the largest supplier of cast-iron and steel pipe products. Montgomery is the capital and the birthplace of the Confederate States of America. The Confederate flag was designed and first flown in Alabama in 1861. Alabama became the 22nd state on December 14, 1819. The town of Enterprise houses the Boll Weevil Monument to acknowledge the role this destructive insect played in encouraging farmers to grow crops other than cotton. Baseball player Henry Louis (Hank) Aaron was born in Mobile in 1934. Boxer Joe Louis was born in Lexington in 1914. He died in 1981. "Alabama" is the official state song. Baseball player Willie Howard Mays was born in Westfield in 1931. A skeleton of a pre-historic man was found in Russell Cave. At 2,405 feet Cheaha Mountain is Alabama's highest point above sea level. Huntsville is known as the rocket capital of the World. The Alabama Department of Archives is the oldest state-funded archival agency in the nation. The musical singing group Alabama has a Fan Club and Museum in Fort Payne. In 1902 Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill performed the first open heart surgery in the Western Hemisphere by suturing a stab wound in a young boy's heart. The surgery occurred in Montgomery. To help fund education Alabama instituted its state sales tax in 1937. Schools established in Mobile include Washington Academy (founded in 1811) and Huntsville Green Academy (founded in 1812). Between 1817 and 1819 Old Saint Stephens was the first territorial capital of Alabama. In 1956 the Army Ballistic Missile Agency was established at Huntsville's Redstone Arsenal. Governor George C. Wallace served four terms in office. In 1995 Heather Whitestone serves as first Miss America chosen with a disability. Alabama's geographic center is located in Chilton a community located 12 miles southwest of Clanton. The word Alabama means tribal town in the Creek Indian language. The United States Army Chemical Corps Museum in Fort McClellan contains over 4000 chemical warfare artifacts. Hitler's typewriter survived from his mountain retreat and is exhibited at the Hall of History in Bessemer. Blount County was created on February 7, 1818 and is older than the state. Winston County is often called the Free State of Winston. It gained the name during the Civil War. Mobile is named after the Mauvilla Indians. Peter Bryce is recognized as the state's first psychiatrist. He was born in 1834 and died in 1892. The Alabama State Flag was authorized by the Alabama legislature on February 16, 1895. Hematite is Alabama's official state mineral and is known as oxide of iron (Fe2O3). The Monarch butterfly (Danaus pleipuss) is the state's official insect. The star blue quartz is the state's official gemstone. The Florence Renaissance Faire is the Alabama's official fair. The pecan is the Alabama's official nut. People from Alabama are called Alabamians. On January 11, 1861 Alabama becomes the fourth state to secede from the Union. On January 28, 1846 Montgomery was selected as capital of Alabama. Tallulah Bankhead entertained as a star of stage, screen, and radio during the 1930s-1950s. She was born in Huntsville in 1902 and died in 1968. Singer and entertainer Nathaniel Adams (Nat King) Cole was known as the man with the velvet voice. He was born in Montgomery in 1919 and died in 1965. Alabama resident Sequoyah devised the phonetic, written alphabet of the Cherokee language. The Birmingham Airport opened in 1931. At the time of the opening a Birmingham to Los Angeles flight took 19 hours. Alabama's mean elevation is 500 feet at its lowest elevation point. Audemus jura nostra defendere is the official state motto. Translated it means "we dare defend our rights." Washington County is the oldest county in Alabama. General Andrew Jackson defeated the Creek Indians in 1814. Following the event the Native Americans ceded nearly half the present state land to the United States. At the Battle of Mobile Bay Admiral David Farragut issued his famous command, "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead." The event occurred on August 5, 1864.




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#44 12 years ago

The largest city in Minnesota (Minneapolis), is the "Top Tech" city in the United States.

With over 3,000 "High tech companies", while the standard for an American city is little over 1,000.

Minne, is a translation from Dakota for the Minnesota river, Minne means "Clouded water", as they would demonstrate by pouring milk into water.

Target, Best Buy and many other stores are from Minnesota.

Companies like Malt-O-Meal, Hormell, General Mills and Schwan are all from Minnesota.

A good lot of Minnesotans are of descendants from Germany, Scandanavia or possibly another northern European country, this attributes to the stereotype Minnesotan accent (which is true).

Minnesotans are also attributed with having "Minnesota Nice" (Don't worry, I am not infected with this), of being polite to strangers (not usualy true in the Twin cities area), for instance the heavily-reported shortage of fall flu vaccine (2004) did not strike the state as hard as elsewhere since many people willingly gave up injections for others.




TrueLordOfTheDance

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#45 12 years ago

[COLOR=Red]State Bird: Scissor Tail Flycatcher 70% of my state is farms. My state is where the Indians where sent. My state is one of the first to have a railroad. Cotton is our leading cash crop. People from here are said to have hospitality. We are usually called hicks which isn't true. People think cowboys and indians still live here. What state is it? Lord of Dance. (P.S: It should be easy.) [/COLOR]




HairySheep

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#46 12 years ago

hhmmm... Colorado? Nevada? Maine?

btw... my sister also gave up her flu shot (not so others could have it) because shes what i like to call an "ecoliberalist" then she later caught the flu and was bed-ridden for a week




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#47 12 years ago

So you caught some Minnesota Nice aswell!

I was almost born in Colorado, and I've spent a lot of time there, because thats where both of my sisters were born, and we owned some resteraunts called "JT Pippens" there.




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#48 12 years ago

North Carolina.......... -Now considered to be one of the best places to live in the East Coast. -Two of our cities Cary and Raleigh have both been listed in the top ten cities to live in. Cary is also the 5th safest city in the U.S and is the containment area for relocated yankees. -Home of two of the best college basketball teams. Duke University and University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. -Home of major military bases such as Camp Lejume(USMC),Fort Bragg(USA), and Pope Air Force Base(USAF). -First airplane was built here by the wright brothers. -North Carolina refused to join the Confederacy until Lincoin told them to fight against their fellow southern states.




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#49 12 years ago
TrueLordOfTheDance[COLOR=Red]State Bird: Scissor Tail Flycatcher 70% of my state is farms. My state is where the Indians where sent. My state is one of the first to have a railroad. Cotton is our leading cash crop. People from here are said to have hospitality. We are usually called hicks which isn't true. People think cowboys and indians still live here. What state is it? Lord of Dance. (P.S: It should be easy.) [/COLOR]

Oklahoma. :p




HairySheep

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#50 12 years ago

University of Kentucky has more games wins than any other university in the history of college basketball (thats a fact)

hey, i also just found out Owensboro is considered a metro, we are ranked 304 in the murder rate and 307 out of violent crime rates out of 339 metro in the US