The Best and Worst Thing About Every State

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Colorado
> Best: least obese

Just 21.0% of Colorado adults are considered obese. Most states have obesity rates well over 25%.

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Colorado
> Worst: into thin air

Colorado has an average altitude close to 7,000 feet above sea level, which means that it can be harder to breathe for those who aren’t acclimated. The “Mile High City” of Denver has an estimated 17% less oxygen than at sea level.

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Connecticut
> Best: Silver Sands State Park

Silver Sands State Park, near New Haven, is a beautiful park featuring opportunities to swim in the Long Island Sound, a bird sanctuary, and more.

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Connecticut
> Worst: expensive electricity

Connecticut residents pay 17.7 cents per kilowatt hour of electricity, higher than all but a handful of states.

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Delaware
> Best: tax haven

More companies are incorporated in Delaware than in any other state. The majority of Fortune 500 companies are legally based in Delaware.

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Delaware
> Worst: blink and you’ll miss it

Delaware has no major cities and is overshadowed by the sprawling metropolises of Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

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Florida
> Best: the Everglades

The 1.5 million-acre Florida Everglades are diverse and beautiful, serving as a valuable tourist attraction and an important sanctuary for wildlife.

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Florida
> Worst: hurricanes

No U.S. state is more at risk of serious hurricane damage than Florida, where roughly 100 major hurricanes have made landfall since The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration started keeping track of hurricanes in 1851.

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Georgia
> Best: birth of civil rights movement

Georgia is the birthplace of both the Civil Rights movement and Martin Luther King Jr.

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Georgia
> Worst: bad traffic on highways, particularly Atlanta

Several of the worst points of highway traffic congestion in the U.S. can be found in Atlanta, including the famous “spaghetti junction.”

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