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.
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.