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Oh yeah. Forgot to add my congratulations DMan. :D

 

My wife wonders what significant improvement we could ALL make to society if we didn't spend so much time here? I told her to go make me a sammich.

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you know, some other huddler hit 10K today as well...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:D

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Wow. 20,000 posts. I joined The Huddle in 1999 or 2000 but never thought the message boards were my cup of tea. I lurked, under some other username, in 2001-2002 before finally signing up to post something in 2003. So many things have happened since 2003, but one thing that's stayed the same is my love for all things geography. So, without further ado, I present to you 20 questions about our great United States. Please don't be tempted to Google for the answers.

 

1. Which state has the most letters in its name? Rhode Island (State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations) ... (Menudo and completed by Hugh-mongus)

2. Which state has the shortest coastline? New Hampshire (Controller)

3. Which state has the 17 of the 20 highest peaks in the nation? Alaska (Wildcat2334)

4. Which is the largest county in the nation? San Bernadino, CA (Menudo)

5. Which state has the most micro-breweries per capita?

6. Which state had produced the most milk (edit: prior to California overtaking this claim in 1993)? Wisconsin (Menudo) .... corrected to California, per Big John :tup::D

7. Which state capital is at the highest elevation? Santa Fe, NM (Wildcat2344)

8. Which state shares the least amount of other state borders? Maine (Controller)

9. Where did the first Pizza Hut open? Wichita, KS (Menudo)

10. Where was the alarm clock invented?

11. Where is the oldest minor league baseball stadium?

12. Which state has the most miles of river? Ohio

13. Where was root beer invented? Biloxi, MS (Menudo)

14. Which state produces the most wool? Montana

15. Which state, measured from east to west, is the longest? Hawaii (Controller)

16. Where was the “yield” street sign designed and used for the first time?

17. Where was the birth control pill invented?

18. Where was the first miniature golf course built?

19. Which city was the first to have one-way streets?

20. Which city was the first to be lighted by electricity?

 

:doh: There will be no repeated states, and Big John, try holding back from answering all of them :D:D

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17. Massachusetts

 

You are correct.

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you know, some other huddler hit 10K today as well...

:D

 

 

Was it Paul ?

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you know, some other huddler hit 10K today as well...

:D

 

 

 

I applaud your lack of wanting attention. :D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lol, congrats on your many outstanding contributions. I enjoy your savy and wit. :tup:

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#5- Oregon?

 

No.

 

20. Niagra Falls ?

 

No.

 

Minnesota?

 

Alaska?

 

No.

 

First miniature golf course ?

 

Is it NY

 

And for state that produces the most wool ?

I would guess that would be the state that has the most sheep ...ok seriously , I will guess Texas

 

No.

 

Yes!

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Congrats darin ...always a pleasure reading your posts and comments ..you are one of the good ones , sauasage fest in vegas , and all..lol

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20. City to be lighted by electricity first ?

 

Philadelphia , PA

 

No.

 

Could Michigan be #12?

 

No.

 

20. Colorado Springs for Tesla's experiments... Yeah, I saw the Prestige.

 

:D Well according to the source I used, this isn't it.

 

5. Which state has the most micro-breweries per capita?

Colorado

 

Right!!!

Edited by darin3

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#8. Shouldn't it be Alaska and Hawaii. None.

 

Well that's true, but I was looking for the state that DID have at least one, which is Maine, which was answered already. :D

 

11. War Memorial Stadium in Greensboro North Carolina

 

No, but close.

 

17. Massachusetts

 

Right! Worcester, MA.

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#5 has to be Oregon...

 

No.

 

#11 - has to be the south, I will guess Texas

 

No.

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I thought #10 was New Hampshire, btu you said there would be no repeats (and currently #2 is New Hampshire). :D

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Crap, I lied. Looked at my list again and there is a state that repeats other than California. :D The alarm clock was invented in New Hampshire.

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16. Oklahoma

 

It was on the "States" show that was on Discovery channel the other day. :D

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16. Oklahoma

 

It was on the "States" show that was on Discovery channel the other day. :D

 

:D Yup!

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Crap, I lied. Looked at my list again and there is a state that repeats other than California. :D The alarm clock was invented in New Hampshire.

 

 

New hampshire ? What are they getting up early for :D

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Oh, and congrats on 20k, Darin. :D

 

I'll get there one day.

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20. Which city was the first to be lighted by electricity?

 

 

Wabash , Indiana

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#10 - According to this link, New Hampshire. However this would mean that #2 couldn't be New Hampshire. However I'm not sure that New Hampshire is correct for #2. If you are only counting coastline as bordering on an ocean and only considering states on the ocean, NH would be correct. However if you consider all states, I would have thought any state that doesn't border a coast (length=0) would count. But then do you count the coastline on a lake? How about a river?

 

Edited: Looks like you already ruled on the New Hampshire being used twice while I was typing up this post. The rest still hold true though.

 

#15 - It should be Alaska (I'll admit, I used Google Earth for the cordinates, I didn't know them off the top of my head)

Attu Island (western most island of Alaska) 52°55' N 172°26' W

Hyder, AK (eastern most city) 55°54' N 130°01' W

1692.71 miles point to point.

 

28°24' N 178°21'W Kure Atole

19°30'N 154°48' W Eastern most tip of the Island of Hawaii

1607.11 miles

Edited by cdrudge

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20. Which city was the first to be lighted by electricity?

Wabash , Indiana

I think this depends on what counts as being lighted by electricity. My initial thought would be for what city had installed street lights over a substantial area, not just one (or a few) lights at a central point done as an experiment.

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I think this depends on what counts as being lighted by electricity. My initial thought would be for what city had installed street lights over a substantial area, not just one (or a few) lights at a central point done as an experiment.

 

 

Makes sense ...guess we have to see darin's ruling ...lol

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