ALABAMA: There's a store in Alabama that sells unclaimed baggage.
ALASKA: Alaska has more coastline than any other state.
ARIZONA: The bolo tie is the official state neckwear of Arizona.
ARKANSAS: The most valuable diamond ever discovered in the US was found in Arkansas.
CALIFORNIA: California is the only state that has hosted both the summer and winter Olympics.
COLORADO: There has never been a US president or vice president born in Colorado.
CONNECTICUT: The first phone book in the US was printed in New Haven in 1878.
DELAWARE: Chickens outnumber people 200-to-1 in Delaware.
FLORIDA: It is illegal to spread a loved one's ashes at Disney World (although many people try).
GEORGIA: There were four other state capitals before Atlanta.
HAWAII: Hawaii has the highest life expectancy out of any state, with 82.4 years of age.
IDAHO: At 7,993 feet deep, the Snake River in Hells Canyon is the deepest river gorge in North America.
ILLINOIS: The state is home to the world's largest bottle of 'catsup.'
INDIANA: Wabash, Indiana, was the first US city to use electric street lights.
IOWA: Pigs outnumber the human population in Iowa about 7-to-1.
KANSAS: Helium was discovered in Kansas.
KENTUCKY: There are more barrels of bourbon than people in Kentucky.
LOUISIANA: Milk is the official state drink of Louisiana.
MAINE: Portland, Oregon, is actually named after Portland, Maine.
MARYLAND: The first Ouija board was invented in Maryland.
MASSACHUSETTS: Both volleyball and basketball were invented in the state.
MICHIGAN: No matter where you are in the state, you'll never be more than 85 miles from one of the Great Lakes.
MINNESOTA: Minnesota has more golfers per capita than any other state.
MISSISSIPPI: Barq's Root Beer was invented in Biloxi.
MISSOURI: The first successful parachute jump from a moving plane (what we now call skydiving) was completed in Missouri.
MONTANA: The coldest recorded temperature in the lower 48 states occurred in Montana. It was a freezing -70°F at Rogers Pass.
NEBRASKA: Kool-Aid is the official state soft drink of Nebraska.
NEVADA: Nearly half of all the wild horses in the US are in Nevada.
NEW HAMPSHIRE: The state fruit of New Hampshire is the pumpkin.
NEW JERSEY: During the Revolutionary War, more battles were fought in New Jersey than in any other colony.
NEW MEXICO: The city of Santa Fe is 7,000 feet above sea level, making it the state capital with the highest elevation in the country.
NEW YORK: New York was the first state to require license plates on cars.
NORTH CAROLINA: North Carolina produces the most sweet potatoes out of all the 50 states.
NORTH DAKOTA: Rugby, North Dakota, is home to the geographical center of North America.
OHIO: Ohio has the only state flag in the US that isn't rectangular.
OKLAHOMA: There are more man-made lakes in Oklahoma than in any other state.
OREGON: Portland, Oregon, is home to more breweries than any other city in the world.
PENNSYLVANIA: The first gas station in the US opened in 1913 in Pittsburgh.
RHODE ISLAND: The first polo match held in the US was played in Rhode Island in 1886.
SOUTH CAROLINA: Georgia may be well known for its peaches, but more peaches are actually produced in South Carolina.
SOUTH DAKOTA: Up until its closure in 2002, the Homestake Mine in Lead, South Dakota, was the largest and deepest gold mine in all of North America.
TENNESSEE: The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited National Park in the US.
TEXAS: Dr Pepper was invented in Texas in 1885.
UTAH: Utah is the only state in the US where every county includes a part of a national forest.
VERMONT: Vermont produces an average of 1.2 million gallons of maple syrup every year.
VIRGINIA: The first college fraternity was founded in the College of William & Mary in 1776.
WASHINGTON: Washington produces six out of every 10 apples consumed in the US.
WEST VIRGINIA: West Virginia's name was almost 'Kanawha.'
WISCONSIN: The QWERTY keyboard was invented in Wisconsin.
WYOMING: Wyoming was the first state in the country to have a female governor.