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Old 11-19-2012, 02:05 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I decided to do useless facts of my state.

1. Washington state has more glaciers than the other 47 contiguous states combined.

2. Everett, WA is the site of the world's largest building, Boeing's final assembly plant.

3. Medina, WA is the home of the United States wealthiest man, Microsoft's Bill Gates.

4. The oldest operating gas station in the United States is in Zillah, WA.

5. The forests of the Olympic Peninsula are among the rainiest places in the world and the only rain forests (such as the Hoh Rain Forest) in the continental United States

6. I have 8 fingers and 2 thumbs.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:29 AM   #22 (permalink)
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... The Declaration of Independence was written on Hemp paper.
Which is why they outlawed ganja smoking back in the day. Too much competition for raw materials for the paper and gunny sack industry.
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3 out of 4 people make up 75% of the population.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:57 PM   #26 (permalink)
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5. The forests of the Olympic Peninsula are among the rainiest places in the world and the only rain forests (such as the Hoh Rain Forest) in the continental United States
i dunno about that one... the entire Oregon coast range is rain forest.
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Recently found out that all flour has wee beasties in it that if you don't seal the bag right, will hatch and grow. I'd love if you could disprove this one Donutz, freaky little bastards!
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:29 PM   #30 (permalink)
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5. The forests of the Olympic Peninsula are among the rainiest places in the world and the only rain forests (such as the Hoh Rain Forest) in the continental United States
I chose to comment on the one I know a decent amount about from things I learned in the Boy Scouts (I was young, and they were awesome since we were always doing outdoor stuff. I don't wanna hear it. Lol!). Anyway, Washington isn't the only state. They actually begin in Alaska and work their way down to California. And there are a few on the Eastern Seaboard as well, though nothing like what we have out here.

Here's a few from me about this great state I call home:

--Washington is the birthplace of both Jimi Hendrix (Seattle) and Bing Crosby (Tacoma).

--The world's first soft-serve ice cream machine was located in an Olympia Dairy Queen.

--Puget Sound's many islands are served by the largest ferry fleet in the United States.

--The percentage of non-religious people in Washington is the highest of any state, and church membership is among the lowest of all states.

--The state of Washington is the only state to be named after a United States president

And since I'm bored at work, a few other random ones:

--In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.

--On average people fear spiders more than they do death.

--Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

--TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

--"Go." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

--Michael Jordan makes more money from NIKE annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

--There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
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