The Top 50 States in America

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Without states, America would be The District of Columbia and a few clingy islands. We all have our favorite states: here are the top 50 states as picked by a gang of experts. If you disagree, write your own list or start your own state. Each state offers a unique originality unmatched by any of the others. Make plans to visit all of them before you run out of gas.

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Some of the Top 50 States

Ohio: I75 runs through it and there's a McDonald's at almost every exit.

California: It keeps the ocean off of Nevada.

Alabama: Forrest Gump is from there.

Florida: Palmetto bug sounds much nicer than cockroach.

Illinois: Home to the People's Republic of Chicago.

Kentucky: University of Kentucky is a basketball team that has a school.

Massachusetts: The last word you want to hear at a spelling bee.

Missouri:The only state abbreviated as "MO."

New Hampshire: A great place to meet hamps.

North Carolina: Stretches from Tennessee to the Atlantic Ocean, with places in-between.

Oregon: Have some great coffee while you wait for the rain to stop so you can ride your bike home from your government job.

South Dakota: There is one Wal Mart in the entire state (1730 No. Garfield Road, Pierre)

Vermont: Trees standing guard at the Canadian Border.

Wisconsin: Cheese and liberals can take you a long way.

Alaska:They survived oil spills and Sarah Palin.

Colorado: Without it, Kansas would be even bigger.

Georgia: Peanuts and fire ants and fire ants serving peanuts at I75 rest stops.

Indiana: Shipshewana. Enough said.

Louisiana: They have a governor.

Michigan: Doing pretty well, pay no attention to what used to be Detroit.

Montana: Home of disaffected survivalists.

New Jersey:A state park next to an oil refinery.

North Dakota: Has twice as many Wal Marts as South Dakota.

Pennsylvania: Still clinging to all that patriot stuff.

New Jersey: Pretty good, compared to Old Jersey.

Wyoming: Quietly accumulating a cache of very rich people.

Virginia: Borders on Kentucky, but only geographically.

South Carolina: Many of Georgia's fire ants have relocated here.

More of the Top 50 States

Arizona: Sued by the federal government, must be doing something right.

Hawaii: They have their own time zone so they think they're better then everyone else.

Connecticut: Barely squeaked into the Top 50, but congratulations.

Iowa: Sometimes confused with the state that grows all the potatoes.

Maine: No NBC sitcom has ever been set here.

Minnesota: If you receive a call from area code 507, it's probably from here.

Nebraska: The only state named after women's underwear.

New Mexico: Far enough away from Alaska that the climate is much nicer.

Rhode Island: Providing a DMZ between Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Texas: The largest city has no zoning laws.

Washington: As if the Father of Our Country actually got this far west...

Arkansas: Conflicted... proud of Bill Clinton or Mike Huckabee?

Delaware: The northern 1/2 of the state is extremely crenelated.

Idaho: Keeping McDonald's in business. yay!

Kansas:When you're here, you can't say "We're not in Kansas anymore."

Maryland: The 2012 US Census insists that it has 73,171 8 year-olds, which is creepy on several levels.

Mississippi: Someday this state will host the Olympics.

Nevada: There's no crime left because CSI solved it all.

New York: Enjoy two15 ounce sodas.

Oklahoma: Some people live there.

Utah: The only state with a U in its name at the beginning.

West Virginia: John Denver sang that it was 'almost heaven', but he died when his experimental aircraft crashed in California.


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Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

And what of all the territories?


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nicomp 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@Austinstar : Stay tuned for the Top n Territories. Votes are being tabulated.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

There are 50 states already, nicomp? Who knew?


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nicomp 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@djbj: I'm as surprised as you are.


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Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

If we divide up Texas into 5 states like Rick Perry wants to, there will be 54 states!

Going to check out the territories now. Thank you.

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