Monday, April 24, 2006

Link of the Day -- StateMaster

As a native Minnesotan, I think I was born with some intrinsic state pride. Nowhere before, however, was there a place I could turn to so easily point out the relatively great place Minnesota is. Now, however, the power of the Internet brings us a state statistical powerhouse. Let me introduce you to StateMaster.

For instance, did you know that,
Wyoming consumes more gasoline per capita than any other state. California consumes the least.
Interesting. (I knew you'd think so)

And this one won't surprise you. Guess the five states whose residents are most likely to lose their natural teeth. Yep,
#1 West Virginia 42.8%
#2 Kentucky 38.1%
#3 Tennessee 32.2%
#4 Alabama 31.9%
#5 Louisiana 31.3%
Oh, and Minnesota. We're only the most educated state in the Union. And it's not a shoddy education either mind you; we're #1 in 8th grade math scores.


pepperdeaf said...

great link. i have been addicted to nationmaster for some time now and did not think to look for a statemaster.

Chairman said...

Westy - what were you doing taking 8th grade math tests? You're a college grad, for heaven's sake.

Also, this reminds me of a joke.

Q. How do you know that the toothbrush was invented in Tennessee?
A. It would have been called the teethbrush.