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Useless Geography


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<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> There are four states where the first letter of the capitol city is the same letter as the first letter of the state: Dover, Delaware; Honolulu, Hawaii; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> The state of Alaska has the most people per population that walk to work in the whole United States.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> About 8.5 percent of Alaskans are Eskimos.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> Oklahoma is the state with the highest population of Native Americans. It has no Indian reservations.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> JELL-O was declared the "Official State Snack" of Utah in January 2001, with the second full week of February declared "Annual JELL-O Week."

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> Wyoming Valley is difficult to find--because is is in Pennsylvania.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> One U.S. state no longer exists. In 1784, there was a state called Franklin, named after Benjamin Franklin. But four years later it was incorporated into Tennesse.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> Minnesota has ninety-nine lakes named Mud Lake.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> The state of Maryland has no natural lakes.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> The coastline around Lake Sakawea in North Dakota is longer then the Caifornia coastline along the Pacific Ocean.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> The state of California raises the most turkeys in the United States.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> Oregon has the most ghost towns of any state.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> Reno, Nevada, is farther west then Los Angeles, California.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> The worst American city to live in, from the viewpoint of air pollution is St. Louis, Missouri.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> Ropesville, Lariat, and Loop, are all towns in Texas.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> Brooklyn's name is derived from the Dutch name Breukelen meaning "Broken Land."

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> One in every three people in Israel uses a cell phone.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> One of the country of Liechtenstein's main exports is dental products.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> After Canada and Mexico, Russia is the nearest neighbor to the United States. Siberia's easternmost point is just fifty-six miles from Alaska. In fact, in the middle of the Bering Strait, Russia's Big Diomede Island and the U.S.'s Little Diomede Island are only two miles apart.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> Although Argentina's name means "Land of Silver" there is actually very little silver there. Is was misnamed by explorers who thougt they saw veins of silver there.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> The desert country of Saudi Arabia must import sand from other countries. This is because their desert sand is not suitable for building construction.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> Almost 30,000 tourists visited Antarctica in 2005, and that number is expected to increase to 80,000 by 2010. Antarctica has only one ATM.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> Andora, a tiny country on the border between France and Spain, has the longest average life expectancy in the world: 83.52 years.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> In Tokyo, the cost of placing a three-line classified ad in the newspaper is $3,625 per day.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> There are many kremlins in Russia besides the well-known Moscow Kremlin. Kremlin, meaning "fortress," refers to any major fortified central complex in Russian cities and can be applied to the government buildings in any Russian town.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> Japan has 130 times more people per square mile the the state of Montana.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> Mount Everest is thought to be growing vertically by about 1/6 inch a year: the two tectonic plates of Asia and India, which collided millions of years ago to form the Himalayas, continue to press against each other, causing the Himalayan peaks to grow slightly each year.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> The per capita use of soap in Great Britain is 40 ounces per year. In France, it is 22.6 ounces a year.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif>The most expensive commercial real estate in the world is in Tokyo. The second most expensive is along Fifty-seventh Street in New York City.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> With a population of 7.3 million people, London is the largest city in Europe. The average household size is 2.3 people. London was the first city to reach a population of more than 1 million people, in 1811. It remained the largest coty in the worl till it was overtaken by Tokyo in 1957.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> The exact center of *london is marked by a plaque in the chrch of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square, but the actual center in on the corner of Strand and Charing Cross Road, near the statue of Charles I. There is another plaque on the wall confirming this.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> Oxford Street is the busiest shopping street in Europe, having more than 300 shops and receiving in excess of over 200 million visitors a ear, with a turnover of approximately $10 billion a year.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> If you head directly south from from Detroit, the first foreign country you will enter is Canada.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> Asia has more land area then the moon.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> The last two speakers of the language Ayapaneco won’t speak to each other.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> Six of the seven continents can grow pumpkins. Antarctica is the exception.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> The Yonaguni Monument is an underwater feature and is nicknamed the Japanese Atlantis. There are arguments about whether it is naturally caused by tectonic plate shifts or man made.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> Some boys in Cape Town, South Africa have their upper front teeth extracted to look cool.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> At last count, the U.S. had 612,020 fast-food cooks and only 393,730 farm workers.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> To graduate from high school, Icelanders must speak 3 languages: Danish, English, and Icelandic.

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2011-09-29 [Nekko fox]: You might want to proof-read this page.

2011-09-29 [Lord Josmar]: If you any errors go ahead and point them out. My mind doesnt always catch them. It kind of reads what it wants to.

2011-09-29 [Ravenclaw]: California raises the MOST* turkeys.

Siberia's easternmost point is just fifty-six miles from Alaska. In FACT*, in the niddle of the Bering Srait,

There was another but I lost it.

2011-09-30 [Lord Josmar]: There were a bunch of other errors in that fact that I found and fixed. Thanks.

2011-10-11 [shadow frost wolf]: in tokyo, is that in US dollars or in yen? *referring to the 3 line ad part*

2011-10-12 [Lord Josmar]: I am trying to refind the fact so that I can make double sure, but I am having a hard time finding it.

2011-10-12 [Lord Josmar]: Looks like it is in one of my books. I will confirm once I can.

2011-10-12 [shadow frost wolf]: okay lol

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