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One Strange and Fun Little-Known Fact About Every State

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Colorado
> Fact: Colorado is the only state in history to turn down the Olympics — the 1976 Winter Olympics — to protect the environment.

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Connecticut
> Fact: In 1901, Connecticut passed the first automobile law in the country — the speed limit was only 12 miles per hour.

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Delaware
> Fact: There are more businesses incorporated in Delaware than there are people living in the state. Non-resident businesses don’t pay corporate income, property, or sales taxes.

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Florida
> Fact: Highway patrol officers lose their annual $500 performance bonuses if they are 15 pounds overweight.

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Georgia
> Fact: It started as a stunt to promote the town, but it’s an actual law: In Gainesville, the Chicken Capital of the World, it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork.

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