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12 Things You Probably Didn't Know About the State of Washington

Updated on April 15, 2013

1. Washington is home to four of the five largest floating bridges in the world. The Governor Albert D. Rosellini Bridge which connects Seattle and Medina is the longest floating bridge in the world.

2. The state fruit of Washington is the apple. Washington produces more apples than any other state.

3. The popular stadium cheer "The Wave" supposedly was started by University of Washington fans or "Huskies."

4. Washington is the least religious state based on the church participation and the number of people that consider themselves non-religious.

5. Washington has 5 major volcanoes: Mount Baker, Glacier Peak, Mount Rainier, Mount Adams and Mount St. Helens. Mount Rainier is the highest point in Washington.

6. Washington is America’s coffee capital, with the most coffee bean roasters per capita. Starbucks, the biggest coffee company in the world, was founded in Seattle.

7. Hells Canyon is the deepest gorge in North America.

8. Seattle gets less rainfall than Miami.

9. The Washington State Ferry system is the largest ferry system in the United States.

10. Seattle was the first city to play a Beatles song on the radio.

11. Medina is home to Bill Gates, the richest man in the United States.

12. Seattle was the first American city to have police on bicycles.


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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Good trivia. I knew about the apples, but that was it.

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      Randi Benlulu 5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      You are right! I don't think I knew these facts! Thank you for sharing this interesting hub!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I had no idea about religious participation and I've lived here most of my life. Cool facts for a Sunday afternoon!