If you’re gonna be stuck on the side of the road hitchhiking, well, Indiana’s a pretty good spot for you to end up.
Iowa is like the Ireland of the United States: Iowans are most likely to stay married, for better or worse. Not surprisingly, the state with the highest divorce rate (and marriage rate) was Nevada, due in no small part to the number of Elvis-officiated nuptials.
Maybe the youth of Kansas truly want to change the world. Or maybe court orders say they have to pick up litter on the side of the freeway. Only Kansas’ teenagers know for sure.
Impoverished youth have the greatest chance of success in Kentucky. Granted, Kentucky does have the second-highest percentage of people living below the poverty level in the nation. But they're making the most of it.
In 2012, 79% of Louisiana residents were born in the state. Compare that to Nevada, where only 25% of the residents were born in state. The lesson: nobody ever walks away from crawdads, gumbo, or beignets, if they know what’s good for them.
Forget the plot of every Stephen King novel you’ve ever read. Maine is actually just full of upstanding citizens -- not killer clowns, zombie pets, or entire towns turning into vampires.
Safety goggles and hardhats might as well be on the state flag.
That lore of the Masshole driver? Well, it’s overstated -- at least in terms of statistics that actually matter. But official stats don’t track middle fingers extended or number of guys screaming, “UP YAWZ!"
Conversely, Michigan ranks highest in number of lonely lighthouse keepers. Watch someone invent the most niche dating app ever -- Lighthouse Keepers Only.
Midwesterners have a reputation for being friendly. Synonym for friendly? Cooperative. Coincidence? Not in the least.
Southerners have a reputation for talking slow. But, well, maybe everybody from Mississippi is just still groggy -- on average, they get 40 more minutes of sleep per day than the state that gets the least sleep, Wisconsin.
Although Missouri’s been recognized of late **SPOILER ALERT** for the trail Amy Dunne intentionally left in Gone Girl, it’s the state’s nonfiction trails meant for biking, hiking, and even boating that make Missouri no. 1 in the nation for trails.
You know that saying about cats having nine lives? Yeah, well, in Montana, they’ve got a baker’s dozen.
Only 0.36% of homes in Nebraska are without indoor plumbing. Consequently, Nebraska has the cleanest dishes and most-showered residents, but the lowest opportunity for hillbilly slapstick based on using an outhouse.
Most people associate Nevada with Las Vegas and its man-made wonders. But its hot springs are the perfect way to relax after you’ve spent an hour at the Spearmint Rhino or watching the Thunder from Down Under.