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The Weird World Record Your State Holds... Are You Proud?

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posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 08:37 AM
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Let's have a bit if light hearted fun here for a few minutes folks. Everything will be just the way you left it when you return. I promise.


There are some undoubtedly weird records broken out there. I ran across this map that shows what your state is a record holder for. They range from neat, to who in the world???

Who doesn't want to be famous for holding the most expensive pet wedding? Right? Amirite?


From zombie gatherings to mashed potato wrestling to pet weddings and breast milk donations, every state is unique – and sometimes strange – in its own way.

Estately has published a map showing which Guinness World Records each state holds.

Take South Dakota, for example, where mashed potato wrestling is apparently commonplace. Now consider New York, where people spend the most money on pet weddings. Meanwhile, people in Minnesota are sure to have a fun time this Halloween with all of their zombie gatherings – although Louisiana is the state known for the biggest Halloween party. But then again, who can overlook Texas’ claim to fame by donating the most breast milk?

If you think these are odd ways for states to make names for themselves, wait until you see how the rest of them stack up:





ALABAMA

Largest pot of baked beans (1,010.65 gallons)

ALASKA - Heaviest cabbage (138.25 pounds)

ARIZONA - Largest mariachi group performance (555 performers)

ARKANSAS - Heaviest watermelon (268.8 pounds)

CALIFORNIA - Longest tongue (3.97 inches from tip to closed lip)

COLORADO - Largest gathering of people dressed as gorillas (1,061 participants)

GEORGIA - Longest barbecue marathon (80 hours)

HAWAII - Largest Spam musubi (628 pounds)

ILLINOIS - Smallest cat (2.75 inches tall)

INDIANA - Largest calzone (69.3 pounds)

IOWA - Largest hokey pokey dance (7,384 participants)


You can find a lot more here - blog.estately.com...

What's your favorite? What's the weirdest? Some of these made me literally lol.

Only in 'Murica can you become famous for being able to fill a small swimming pool with baked beans?? The envy from around the globe is almost palpable.

Anyway, I just thought it was pretty neat and I wanted to share it with you all. Take some pride in your state for the love of all that is holy.

You can read more here - www.theblaze.com...
edit on 10/29/2014 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)




posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 08:41 AM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

'Oldest rabbit'? I thought Beezer lived in another state...



posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 08:46 AM
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Hey, who can argue with "longest tongue" in my state? But, I do wish that I lived in Colorado after reading your list. They have all the fun.




posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 08:51 AM
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a reply to: graceunderpressure

I don't know. The tongue or the gorilla suits?? That's a tough choice!


Mine are...


VIRGINIA

1. Largest mandolin ensemble (389 participants)

2. Largest gathering of people dressed like cows (470 participants)

3. Most lightning strikes survived (7 times)


Largest gathering of folks dressed like cows? Yep. No perpetuating a stereotype here lol.



posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 08:53 AM
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I also like the ones listed for Washington...


1. Longest time spent continuously on a teeter-totter (75 hours 10 minutes)

2. Most expensive hot dog ($169)

3. Largest snowball fight (5,834 participants)

4. Most people dying eggs (582 participants)

5. Fastest time to print 500 sheets by a color desktop printer (7 minutes 19 seconds)

6. Largest collection of beer bottles (25,866 individual beer bottles)


Let the record show that I contained myself pretty well after seeing the time spent on the teeter totter. Talk about irony!



posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 08:59 AM
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I'm right on the border of Largest Meatball, Most High Fives, and Largest Calzone.

Sounds like I need to go eat a Meatball Calzone and high five about it!



posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 09:05 AM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

largest calzone...damn...that sounds wonderful...way to go Indiana



posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 09:21 AM
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I thought for sure Iowa would be on record for Idiots Out Walking Around.



posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 09:34 AM
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It isn't a record, but I am proud that Missouri is the birthplace of Mark Twain, (Samuel Clemens)


This is heresy and these guys should be condemned! ;-) Don't let Heff see this.

Largest Bacon Explosion

recordsetter.com...

Original taken from this site: recordsetter.com...
They really are different pages.
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posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 09:57 AM
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I don't know about you, but I love big ol' cookies.



posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 10:12 AM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

I'm was hoping to make the short list for 'most trees stared at in one commute' but the judges shot me down.

Now I have to hope that I make the finals for the 'most weeds pulled in an hour while hanging upside down from a balcony' award. I think I'm a shoe in TBH, so wish me luck.



posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 10:45 AM
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Of course, we have the biggest rifle here in the Upper peninsula. Appropriately it sits at the Yooper store ten miles away. I bet that Russia is afraid of us Yoopers, what we have might be catchy.



posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 10:53 AM
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Eighty hour barbeque marathon? Amateurs! They must have failed to pace their intake of hunch-punch. A good barbeque starts on Friday and has people calling in drunk through Tuesday.



posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 01:02 PM
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originally posted by: rockpaperhammock
a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

largest calzone...damn...that sounds wonderful...way to go Indiana



Finally my state can be proud of something. And maybe forget Michael Jackson was born here.



posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 01:49 PM
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posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 03:53 PM
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Vermont- biggest maple syrup orgy. Maple syrup... a lot a naked people with red and black buffalo plaid hats... all wearing socks cause its cold. Darryl burnt his naked butt on the wood stove.



posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 03:56 PM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe


Yeah, I'm proud.
I love the fact that the coldest state in the country, and with a super short season mind you, holds three records for growing plants.

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posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 04:37 PM
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originally posted by: HUMBLEONE
Vermont- biggest maple syrup orgy. Maple syrup... a lot a naked people with red and black buffalo plaid hats... all wearing socks cause its cold. Darryl burnt his naked butt on the wood stove.


Total bunch of pervies in my opinin???

And to think that all I wanted to do was piss up against a wall????

Pervs... would not be surprised if you were a fan of that French Canadien called Roch Voisine???


Was only humour of course??? Right... methinks I had better be off buggering off to bed.....


But nice to listen to anyway :



Crap song but....?

Kindest respects

Rodinus



posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 08:26 PM
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originally posted by: Hefficide

Eighty hour barbeque marathon? Amateurs! They must have failed to pace their intake of hunch-punch. A good barbeque starts on Friday and has people calling in drunk through Tuesday.


Eighty hour barbeque marathon. I think they call that a pig roast around here.



posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 08:27 PM
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originally posted by: woodsmom
a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe


Yeah, I'm proud.
I love the fact that the coldest state in the country, and with a super short season mind you, holds three records for growing plants.


They made a mistake......it should have been called the coolest state.



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