Which state produces the most U.S. spuds?
- Idaho has earned its reputation as the potato king, producing 139,650,000 hundredweight in 1998. See Agricultural Output by State.
After Texas, which three states are the leading producers of cotton?
- According to 2000 figures for Agricultural Output by State, California produced a total of 2,556,000, Mississippi 1,711,000 bales, and Georgia 1,663,000 bales ginned bales.
Which area of the U.S. is home to the largest concentration of internet companies?
- According to a recent New York Times article, the greater Washington, D.C. area is America's largest home-base for internet companies.
Hold on to your hats! This state claims the real windy city:
Which geographical area receives the most average annual rainfall?
- Mt. Washington and Juneau both exceed Seattle in Average Annual Precipitation.
Judging by milk output, which of these states can claim the title of "dairy" state?
- Despite having the dairy cow as its official domestic animal, Wisconsin does not surpass California in milk production.
What state has the highest average elevation?
- Although Alaska is home to Mt. McKinley, the highest point in the United States, the state's mean elevation is only 1,900 feet—less than a third of Colorado's 6,800-foot mean. New Mexico has a mean elevation of 5,700 feet.
Which is the official Mountain State?
- For more nicknames, take the State Nicknames quiz.
According to the FBI's 1998 crime index, which of these cities was the "Murder Capital of America"?
- According to the FBI's Uniform Crime Report for 1998, there were 633 murders in New York City, compared to 694 in Chicago. See Crime Declined for the Seventh Straight Year.
Any good cornhusker knows that this state leads the country in corn production:
- In 2002, Iowa produced 1,740,000,000 bushels annually, Illinois 1,668,550,000, and Nebraska trailed with 1,014,300,000. See Agricultural Output by State.