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The Most Impressive Thing About All 50 States


Every state in the Union has something to boast about. From their famous food to historic achievements, here are some of our favorites.

1. ALABAMA The Vulcan statue in Birmingham was made for the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair and is the largest cast iron statue in the world. It weighs in at 100,000 pounds, is 56 feet tall, and wears an apron but no pants—a fact that inspired a song devoted to the statue’s buttocks, “Moon over Homewood.”

2. ALASKA At more than twice the size of the entire state of Rhode Island, Juneau—which is only accessible by plane or boat—is the largest state capital in the U.S. in terms of land area. Despite that size, its population is a mere 32,000. 3. ARIZONA The only two places in the U.S. that still have mail delivered by mule are in the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Helicopters can’t make the trip, and UPS and FedEx refuse to—so the USPS contracts with a group of mailmen to make the eight-hour round trip daily.

By MentalFloss, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com Nov 8, 2016