Special Report

One Strange and Fun Little-Known Fact About Every State

Source: Courtesy of Clyde May's

Alabama
> Fact: Alabama is the only state to have an alcoholic beverage as its official drink: Conecuh Ridge Alabama Style Whiskey.

Alaska
> Fact: Alaska, including islands, has more coastline than the rest of the U.S. combined — roughly 34,000 miles.

Arizona
> Fact: The original London Bridge — all 10,000 tons — was shipped stone-by-stone and reconstructed in Lake Havasu City.

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Arkansas
> Fact: Arkansas is the only place in the U.S. where diamonds are actively discovered and mined.

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California
> Fact: In the1850s, many gold miners sent their clothes to Honolulu, Hawaii, to be cleaned because laundry services were too expensive in California.