Eight out of 20 of my coworkers totally blanked on the nation’s least populous state and the home to Jackson Hole Soda. After that, Kansas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wisconsin came in a five-way tie for being forgotten, proving people fly over these states as much in their brains as they do in planes.
Unsurprisingly, nobody forgot California and Florida -- though one person DID forget the state he lives and works in (New York). I’m looking at you, Jeremy. Alabama, Maine, South Dakota, and Washington, were also only missed once.
Some states were liked enough, they showed up twice: Alaska, Delaware, Michigan, and Virginia, all showed up multiple times on the same list. Who knew Delaware was so memorable?
On average, people remembered 38 states, but one nameless bozo only got 26. 26! That's barely 50%. Just three test-takers, [ed. note: I'm one of them], managed to get all 50. They had a clear advantage over everyone else, though, because they had Fifty Nifty memorized -- elementary school apparently leaves lifelong scars.
The below example is by someone from New Jersey who apparently doesn't know the song.