25 Bizarre Facts About Each US State, Part 1

Each US State is usually known for something. South Dakota has Mount Rushmore, Arizona has the Grand Canyon, and Florida has, well, Florida Man. Needless to say, over its more than two-hundred-year period, the United States has cultivated a rich and sometimes bizarre history. More often than not, the weird and bizarre things are quickly forgotten in the history books, so we’re here to go through every US State and provide the bizarre things about them. Of course, we only do lists of 25, so this will most certainly be a two-parter. Ready travel coast to coast in search of weird facts? Here are 25 Bizarre Facts About Each US State, Part 1.

Stay tuned this time next week for part 2!

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Colorado - Blucifer

bluciferSource: http://www.slate.com/blogs/atlas_obscura/2014/03/17/the_blue_mustang_is_part_of_several_conspiracy_theories_centered_on_denver.html

Denver International Airport had a 32-foot blue Mustang sculpture installed in 2008. Officially, its name is Blue Mustang, but locals have another name for him – Blucifer. Why? Well, first off, it killed its sculptor, Luis Jiménez, after part of it fell off and severed his artery. With its glowing red eyes and fierce demeanor, many believe its demon-possessed, and some conspiracy theorists have claimed it’s on top of a hidden bunker for the New World Order.


Connecticut - Brains in Jars

brainSource: http://www.slate.com/blogs/atlas_obscura/2014/10/06/brains_in_jars_at_the_cushing_center_in_the_yale_medical_library.html

Once belonging to pioneering neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing, 550 human brains inside of jars were passed on and given to Yale University. A custom-built room in their medical library was made to house the brains.


Delaware - Raining Money

dollarSource: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/helicopter-rains-cash-delaware-marina-article-1.1432566

A Delaware man’s dying wish was for $10,000 to be dropped over the town of Lewes, Delaware, from a helicopter, and a year after his death, they made it happen. The money was made up of denominations of $5, $10, $20, and $50 dollars. It literally rained money that day.


Florida - Dwarf Tossing

Ritch_WorkmanSource: https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/Florida-Ban-on-Dwarf-Tossing-Could-End-131177158.html

Oh, Florida, we all know you’re full of weird and crazy things. In this case, Rep. Ritch Workman tried to have a 1989 law banning dwarf tossing in bars repealed, saying it “limited employment options for little people.”

Need to hear more about insane antics in Florida? Look no further. We got you covered with 25 Craziest Things Ever Done By Florida Man.


Georgia - Possum Drop

possumSource: http://mentalfloss.com/article/53373/strange-states-georgias-new-year%E2%80%99s-eve-possum-drop

On New Year’s Eve, roughly 4,000 Georgians head out to Tallapoosa to play games, listen to music, eat food, and watch a taxidermied possum named Spencer drop from a building as a countdown for the new year. This possum drop tradition was started in 2000 and has since blown up to be a huge event. Take that, New York!

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