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What Every State in the U.S. Is Worst at

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Colorado: Greatest cocaine use

The next time you’re in Colorado, and somebody at a party is talking about fresh-cut powder, don’t assume the discussion is about skiing conditions.

Alabama is one of the few states in the Union that has raised its smoking age to 19, but apparently this measure is improving health about as much as fast food restaurants listing how many calories are in a bacon double cheeseburger. Smokers gonna smoke.

All that oil money apparently leads to some bad decisions. But really, in the state with the lowest population density that’s also got the coldest average temperature, you can also just blame it on lonely Alaskans looking for another warm body.
The good news is that homelessness has been decreasing in the United States in recent years. The bad news is that Hawaii still has about five times more homeless people than Mississippi, Indiana, and Kansas. At least they get to sleep on a beach?

Maryland: Worst at incarcerating the elderlyIn Maryland, old people can literally get away with murder. OK, so maybe not, but only 7.5% of all the state’s inmates are over the age of 50, which is about half the rate nationwide.

Massachusetts: Worst at happy hour

Massachusetts was the first state to ban happy hour in 1984. That means for 30 years, people have been complaining about their bosses after work over FULL-PRICED drinks.

Michigan: Worst roads
8 Mile helped put Detroit back on the Hollywood map. Too bad every other mile in the state is as terrible as the Tigers in this year’s playoffs, since Michigan spends the least per capita on its roads and bridges, at $174 per person annually.

Minnesota: Most tornadoes

In 2010, Minnesota had 145 tornadoes, statewide. That number nearly equals the number of “Land of 10,000 Lakes” and Fargo references the average Minnesotan encounters from out-of-towners every year.

Related: Stay in a Lighthouse or Helicopter: The Coolest Hotel in Every State

Mississippi: Shortest life expectancy

If you live in Mississippi, you’re only going to live for 75 years, on average. There are 11 states in the Union in which residents are expected to live to at least 80 years old, a full five years more than Mississippians get. And they’re five extra years NOT spent in Mississippi.

Missouri: Worst puppy mills

Cue the Sarah McLachlan music.

Montana: Most traffic fatalities per capita

Back in the late 90s, Montana actually abolished speed limits during the day, so you could drive as fast as you wanted to get out of Montana. It was like the Autobahn, except in Montana and not Germany, although drivers were singing songs like “Barbie Girl” in both places. Some things just shouldn’t be emulated. Thankfully, Montana re-instituted speed limits, and Americans stopped liking Aqua

Nevada: Highest divorce rate

This is the least surprising statistic in the Union. Just think of all those Elvis-officiated ceremonies and booze-fueled nuptials between strangers, then thank God legal proceedings that happen in Vegas can also stay in Vegas.

New Jersey: Worst for speeding tickets

New Jersey has a speed trap every 30 miles, the most in the nation, and it collects $30,000 per mile in road user fees. But the real kicker: if you get caught doing even 10 mph over the limit, your fine can be doubled for “racing.” Turns out the real Jersey Turnpike is even more offensive than Deena’s dance on “Jersey Shore”.

New Mexico: Most accidental deaths

And the award for most fatally careless goes to…New Mexico!

New York: Worst to be a taxpayer

New Yorkers pay the highest average state and local taxes, at a wallet-busting $9,718 per year; that’s 39% higher than the national median. Even when adjusted for cost of living, New York still comes in dead last.

North Carolina: Worst state for education

North Carolina was determined to be the worst state for education based on a number of factors such as education spending, student-to-teacher ratio, and percentage of dumb kids.

North Dakota: Least visited

Geography isn’t really helping North Dakota out, since it’s isolated from a lot of the country. But it’s not like South Dakota is somehow geographically sexier. The big difference: North Dakota doesn’t have a huge tourist attraction like Mt. Rushmore. You know, unless you consider the National Buffalo Museum a must-see.

Ohio: Worst water

Ohio came in dead last in a study of water cleanliness by the Natural Resources Defense Council. “There’s something in the water” might actually explain why Ohio’s professional sports teams never win anything.

Oklahoma: Lowest produce consumption

While Oklahoma’s fast food titan, Sonic, offers 398,929 different drink combinations and sells roughly 3 billion Tater Tots a year, it doesn’t appear as if too many fruits and vegetables are making their way into those meals.

Oregon: Most prescription painkiller abuse

There are two rules to painkillers in Oregon: don’t touch their Percocets, and do you have any Percocets?

Pennsylvania: Worst bridges

Of the 22,660 bridges in PA, 23% are considered “structurally deficient”. Crossing a bridge in Pennsylvania sounds like a good way to end up in The Mothman Prophecies 2: PA Boogaloo.

Rhode Island: Highest teacher absenteeism

More than half of Rhode Island teachers had missed more than 10 days during the school year, and one in five had missed at least 20 days of school. If you did that as a student, you’d be held back. And to think, Rhode Island’s teachers still get paid more than teachers in South Dakota.

South Carolina: Most violent crime

Of all 50 states, South Carolina has the highest rate of violent crime at 766 per 100,000 residents. So much for that whole concept of Southern hospitality.
South Dakota: Lowest-paid teachers

The good news is that teachers aren’t singled out in South Dakota, because everyone gets paid less statewide. South Dakota actually has the lowest salaries in the country. Bad news for employees, great news for employers.

Tennessee: Most dangerous
Not in the Michael Jackson Dangerous way. Just straight up “keep your head on a swivel” dangerous.

Texas: Fewest high school graduates per capita

Less than 80% of Texans have a high school diploma. It’s actually the only state that dips below 80%, too. Everything is bigger in Texas — including dropout rates, apparently.

Vermont: Most illicit drug use

Vermont’s love for drugs can perhaps be linked to the fact that it is also the state with the fewest children, and now most of its residents have reached an age where they realize the incurable pain life has to offer. Either that, or they’re just really into partying.
Washington residents are not Beliebers. The state had by far the lowest per-capita Facebook likes for the pop star at 6.82%.

West Virgnia: Fewest college graduates per capita

West Virginia is only “almost heaven” in John Denver lyrics — economically speaking, the state is kind of a black hole. In addition to the fewest college graduates, it also has thefewest full time workers, and the lowest level of optimism about the economy.

Wisconsin: Highest incarceration rate of African Americans

A shocking 12.8% of African American men are incarcerated in Wisconsin, nearly double the national average of 6.7%, and 3 percentage points worse than the next-worst state, Oklahoma. An African American man has a higher chance of being sent to jail in Wisconsin than from the B&O railroad in Monopoly.

Wyoming: Highest suicide rate

Wyoming has the highest rate of suicides at 23.2 per 100,000. The state with the highest will to live is New Jersey, which has a suicide rate nearly three times lower than Wyoming’s. Thankfully, Wyoming is also the least populous state.

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Virginia: Lowest oil production per capita

Alaska, of course, ranks highest in this category. Fortunately for Virginia, it still gets bragging rights for being so much better at not having chlamydia.

i'll take it.

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where's virginia?

Sorry, I didn't want people reading this for days. :lol: I am not sure if there are complaints about Virginia. Good state to my understanding.

Got to love the Texas comment.

And Hawaii!! As much tourism as they get you would think people living there would be rich. Very interesting.

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Florida? Or is being florida enough?

Cited for most recreational boating accidents. Not hard to imagine.

Sorry, I didn't want people reading this for days. :lol: I am not sure if there are complaints about Virginia. Good state to my understanding.

Got to love the Texas comment.

And Hawaii!! As much tourism as they get you would think people living there would be rich. Very interesting.

Confirms what I've been saying all along.

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Massachusetts: Worst at happy hour

Massachusetts was the first state to ban happy hour in 1984. That means for 30 years, people have been complaining about their bosses after work over FULL-PRICED drinks.

That's just wrong.

I just moved here <_<

Sorry about that.

Georgia: Least integrity

Politicians in Georgia are the least ethical in the country, with an estimated 658 state workers having accepted gratuities during a two-year period. State legislators were not available for comment without an offer of basketball tickets or honey baked hams.

:rofl:

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where's virginia?

Between North Carolina (to the south) and Maryland (to the North). West Virginia and Kentucky border to the West and the Atlantic ocean to the East.

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Bahahaha NH, fewest inland waterways :) Guess we're pretty awesome here :dancing::rofl:


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I am very proud of my Alma Mater

"Washington residents are not Beliebers. The state had by far the lowest per-capita Facebook likes for the pop star at 6.82%."

The only logical conclusion is that a Washingtonian created this list..


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What is also curious about Washington is that we are getting our Axes kicked in Marijuana consumption...even though you can just walk into a store and buy it here.

"Marijuana use follows a similar pattern. Vermont takes the lead again with 13.12% using in the past month."


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/15-maps-that-show-how-americans-use-drugs-2013-9#ixzz3MJA9w7Gt


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Despite what our commie friend from Florida says, Texas is a great place. No state income taxes, cheap housing etc.

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