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Updated on Jan 21, 2020. Posted on Jan 19, 2020

How Much Random United States Knowledge Do You Have?

How much do you know?

  1. It's illegal to cut down cacti in which state?

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    Most plants in Arizona are protected by law. It is illegal to cut down or remove any land without permission from the owner AND a letter from the Dept. of Agriculture.

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  2. What is the only state in US history to turn down the Olympics?

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    Colorado was asked to host the 1976 Olympics, but due to economic issues and social pressure, they turned it down. The games were eventually held in Austria.

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  3. Which state only has TWO sets of escalators in the entire region?

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    As of 2013, Wyoming has only two sets of escalators and they are both located in the town of Casper.

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  4. Which state is home to more than 4,000 rhesus monkeys?

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    South Carolina is home to an area called Morgan Island, often times known as Monkey Island, due to the high population of rhesus monkeys. They're bred on the land for medical testing.

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  5. Which state has the highest number of American Idol winners?

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    North Carolina is home to the highest number of American Idol winners in the country. Fantasia Barrino, Scotty McCreery, and Caleb Johnson hail from NC.

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  6. Where was Kool-Aid invented?

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    Kool-Aid was invented by Edwin Perkins of Hastings, NE in 1927.

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  7. Where do Ouija Boards come from?

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    Elijah Bond and his sister-in-law/medium, Helen Peters, created the board in Baltimore, Maryland.

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  8. Which is the ONLY state to have a woman create their state seal?

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    Idaho's Emma Sarah Etine Edwards won a contest in 1890 with her drawing of a woman representing liberty and a man mining.

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  9. New Jersey and this state are the only states that ban self-serve gas stations.

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    Oregon and New Jersey are the only states where you don't pump your own gas.

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  10. Finally, where was Starbucks founded?

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    Starbucks was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1971.

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