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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Random Facts about KS and NJ

Sadly for me, one of my very best friends here in Kansas is moving in a few weeks. To New York. So last night, we had a goodbye party for her. One of the things we did was to play a game in which we listed random facts about Kansas and New York and the guests had to guess which state that fact was about. I thought it would be fun to share some of those facts here – but since I’m from New Jersey, I am sharing facts about Kansas and New Jersey.



  • Pizza Hut opened its first restaurant in Kansas.
  • Kansas won an award for most beautiful license plate.
  • At one time it was illegal to serve ice cream on cherry pie in Kansas.
  • It is illegal to shoot rabbits from a motorboat in Kansas.
  • The helicopter was invented in Kansas.
  • The first drive-in movie theater to have digital sound is in Kansas.
  • It is illegal to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas.
  • The state which had the first woman mayor was Kansas.

New Jersey:

  • New Jersey has the highest percent urban population in the U.S. with about 90% of the people living in an urban area.
  • New Jersey is the only state where all its counties are classified as metropolitan areas.
  • The oldest seashore resort in the U.S.  is located in New Jersey.
  • New Jersey has the most diners in the world.
  • The first submarine ride occurred in NJ.
  • The largest seaport in the nation is in NJ.
  • New Jersey is the largest chemical producing state in the nation.
  • The longest boardwalk in the world is in NJ.
  • The first Indian reservation was in NJ.
  • The tallest water tower in the world is in NJ.
  • New Jersey is the only state in the nation which offers child abuse prevention workshops to every public school.
  • The first drive-in movie theater was opened in NJ.
  • The first intercollegiate football game was played in New Brunswick, in 1869. Rutgers College played Princeton. Rutgers won. GO RU!

Thanks to 50 for the info!


Janine Huldie said...

Aww, good luck to your friend moving to NY and loved learning a bit about both states here today, too :)

tamarsb said...

Diners!!! I miss diners! (totally random but that made me smile!)

Myrna said...

Some of these are too funny. The only one I knew was the RU vs Princeton game.

Sarah @ Our Journey said...

Lived there my whole life and NEVER knew about Pizza Hut opening there! Love these facts Dara!

Holly Higgins said...

Love the random facts! I just checked out Indiana - Did you know that the first professional baseball game was played in my hometown? I didn't!

Dara said...

I enjoyed learning these strange facts too!

Dara said...

diners always were fun in the middle of the night in college! lol.

Dara said...

it was funny at the party, most of the questions were answered wrong!

Dara said...

that was one of the questions at the party that most people knew!

Dara said...

I'm glad you checked out Indiana, it's a fun site!

Desiree @ Macke Monologues said...

Ha! Love all the random facts (especially the ice cream and cherry pie). Going to have to see what facts I can find out about Cali and Iowa. :)

Dara said...

I love the ice cream and cherry pie one too! originally I thought that it was still illegal and I was going to do it for fun!