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21 Bizarre U.S. State Facts That'll Totally Weird You Out

Bet you wish your town mayor was a cat, like in Talkeetna, Alaska.

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the strangest U.S. state facts they could think of. Here are the mind-boggling results.

Note: Not all submissions were given by Community users.

1. In Michigan, you can obtain a unicorn hunting license from Lake Superior State University.


—Betty Jane, Facebook

2. The town of Talkeetna, Alaska, has had a cat named Stubbs as mayor for 15 years.

—Daniel Richards, Facebook

3. One town in Colorado celebrates a frozen dead guy for a few days every year with a festival literally called Frozen Dead Guy Days.


4. West Virginia is plagued with tales of a mythical murderous creature called the Mothman.

—Jordan Christine, Facebook
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—Jordan Christine, Facebook

5. In Carmel, California, high heels over 2 inches are strictly prohibited without a permit.


6. Two towns in Arizona get their mail delivered via mules.

—Richard Eric, Facebook
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—Richard Eric, Facebook

7. There is a light bulb in Livermore, California, that hasn’t burned out for over 100 years.


8. In Texas, it's illegal to sell your eye.

—Megan Cooke, Facebook
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—Megan Cooke, Facebook

9. Even though it’s a thoroughly landlocked state, Wyoming actually has 32 named islands within its state lines.

—Roxanne Marie, Facebook

10. You can thank former Rhode Island Gov. Ambrose Burnside for sideburns.
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11. There is a shop in Alabama where you can purchase unclaimed baggage from airports around the world.

—Daniel Richards, Facebook

12. Goatees are illegal in Massachusetts — unless you first pay a special license fee.


13. Both Arizona and Hawaii do not observe daylight saving time.


14. The world’s largest furry convention, Anthrocon, occurs in Pittsburgh every year.

15. Monowi, Nebraska, has only one resident, and she's the mayor, librarian, and bartender.

16. Clark, South Dakota, is home to the world-famous Mashed Potato Wrestling Contest.

17. Both Connecticut and Rhode Island never approved the 18th Amendment, aka prohibition.


18. There’s an amusement park in Pennsylvania themed entirely around spaghetti sauce.

19. In South Carolina it's illegal to play pinball if you are under the age of 18.

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20. There are only two escalators in the entire state of Wyoming.

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—Hana Kyung, Facebook

21. And the entrance to Guinee — the voodoo underworld — can supposedly be found in seven spots throughout New Orleans.

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