Huge upset here -- who didn't think this title would go to Florida?
Black and white Iowans use marijuana at about the same rate, yet black Iowans are eight times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession. FYI: that's a lot.
Have you ever wondered why The Wizard of Oz starts in black and white? Well, it turns out that Kansas actually looks like that. Or, at least, that's what most of America thinks Kansas looks like.
While the Kentucky Wildcats claim eight NCAA championships, being an actual wild cat there is no fun, seeing how Kentucky is on an unprecedented seven-year run as the worst state for animal protection.
Louisiana has both the highest murder rate and the highest rate of death by firearm, so think twice about where you're stumbling around after a Mardi Gras night out. Otherwise, guys like Rust Cohle will be chain smoking in a storage unit a decade from now, wondering how you disappeared.
You might have to hop over to nearby New Hampshire in order to land that helicopter. Tough life, Mainers.
In Maryland, old people can literally get away with murder. OK, so maybe not, but only 7.5% of all the state's inmates are over the age of 50, which is about half the rate nationwide.
Massachusetts was the first state to ban happy hour in 1984. That means for 30 years, people have been complaining about their bosses after work over FULL-PRICED drinks.
8 Mile helped put Detroit back on the Hollywood map. Too bad every other mile in the state is as terrible as the Tigers in this year’s playoffs, since Michigan spends the least per capita on its roads and bridges, at $174 per person annually.
In 2010, Minnesota had 145 tornadoes, statewide. That number nearly equals the number of "Land of 10,000 Lakes" and Fargo references the average Minnesotan encounters from out-of-towners every year.
If you live in Mississippi, you're only going to live for 75 years, on average. There are 11 states in the Union in which residents are expected to live to at least 80 years old, a full five years more than Mississippians get. And they're five extra years NOT spent in Mississippi.
Cue the Sarah McLachlan music.
Back in the late 90s, Montana actually abolished speed limits during the day, so you could drive as fast as you wanted to get out of Montana. It was like the Autobahn, except in Montana and not Germany, although drivers were singing songs like "Barbie Girl" in both places. Some things just shouldn't be emulated. Thankfully, Montana re-instituted speed limits, and Americans stopped liking Aqua.
If you're looking for a coffee table slapped with a “Made in Nebraska” sticker on it, you're gonna have a tough time finding it.
This is the least surprising statistic in the Union. Just think of all those Elvis-officiated ceremonies and booze-fueled nuptials between strangers, then thank God legal proceedings that happen in Vegas can also stay in Vegas.