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One Strange and Fun Little-Known Fact About Every State

> Fact: In Montana, the word “ditch” is what they say when water is added to an alcoholic drink. If you want a Jack Daniel’s ditch, you will get a Jack Daniel’s and water.

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> Fact: Nebraska is the only state with a single-house legislative system. It is also nonpartisan — a candidate’s political party is not listed on the election ballot.

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> Fact: Nevada is the driest state in the country, getting less than 10 inches of rain a year.

New Hampshire
> Fact: Until 1996, the state held the record for the fastest wind gust ever recorded on Earth: 231 mph, recorded April 12, 1934, by the Mount Washington Observatory staff. It’s still the highest surface wind speed ever observed by man.

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New Jersey
> Fact: Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world.

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