Where am I from?
I'm a recent transplat to Connecticut. While I was born in Massachusetts, I spent the majority of my formative years elsewhere. Where am I from??? Tell me the name of the state I call home, and which of these clues gave it away, and you can have my personal traveler.
Here are the clues!
1. We have the only state song that is adaptable to any municipality with a two or three syllable name.
2. It has the highest population density in the U.S. An average 1,030 people per sq. mi., which is 13 times the national average.
3. It has the highest percent urban population in the U.S. with about 90% of the people living in an urban area.
4. It is the only state where all its counties are classified as metropolitan areas.
5. The northern area is the car theft capital of the world, with more cars stolen in [one major city] then any other city. Even the 2 largest cities, NYC and LA put together.
6. It has the most dense system of highways and railroads in the U.S.
7. Picturesque [vacation town] holds the distinction of being the oldest seashore resort in the United States and one of the most unique.
8. In order to meet the increasing demand for his wire rope John Roebling opened a factory there in 1848. John Roebling, along with his two sons, Washington and Ferdinand, built a suspension bridge across the gorge of a river. They then built the Brooklyn Bridge plus many other suspension bridges in the United States.
9. It has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to as the diner capital of the world.
10. The northern part of the state has the most shopping malls in one area in the world with seven major shopping malls in a 25 sq. mile radius.
11. The site to the first submarine ride by inventor John P. Holland.
12. It has over 50 resort cities and towns, some of the nations most famous.
13. It is a leading industrial state and is the largest chemical producing state in the nation.
14. It is a major seaport state with the largest seaport in the U.S.
15. Jack Nicholson, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Redman, Das EFX, Naughty by Nature, Sugar Hill Gang, Lords of the Underground, Jason Alexander, Queen Latifa, Shaq, Judy Blume, Arron Burr, Whitney Houston, Eddie Money, Frank Sinatra, Grover Cleveland, all natives.
16. The light bulb, phonograph (record player), motion picture projector were invented there.
17. It is home to the Miss America pageant.
18. It is where the street names came from for the game monopoly
19. It has the longest boardwalk in the world.
20. It has the largest petroleum containment area outside of the Middle East countries.
21. The first Indian reservation was in there.
22. It has the tallest water tower in the world.
23. The first tin-foil phonograph developed by Thomas Edison was crude, but it proved his point-- that sound could be recorded and played back. Thomas Edison had phonograph demonstrations and became world-renowned for this invention.
24. It is the only state in the nation which offers child abuse prevention workshops to every public school.
25. The first baseball game was played there.
26. The first intercollegiate football game was played there.
27. The first Drive-In Movie theatre was opened there.
28. It has 108 toxic waste dumps. Which is the most in any one state in the nation.
29. It has a spoon museum featuring over 5,400 spoons from every state and almost every country.
30. Tourism is the second-largest industry.
31. In 1977, voters approved legislation allowing legalized casino gambling.
32. It has 21 counties.
33. Although the Borough of Ship Bottom was incorporated in 1925, the name dates back to a shipwreck that occurred in March 1817, when Captain Stephen Willets of Tuckerton rescued a young woman from the hull of a ship overturned in the shoals. The rescue became known as "Ship Bottom."
34. State motto is liberty and prosperity.
35. The honeybee, apis mellifera, is the state bug.
36. The state seashell is the knobbed whelk, busycon carica gmelin, it is found on all beaches and bays of this state.
37. Modern paleontology, the science of studying dinosaur fossils, began in 1858 with the discovery of the first nearly complete skeleton of a dinosaur in the southern part of the state. The Hadrosaurus is the official state dinosaur.
38. Some original summer visitors were the Absegami Indians of the Lenni Lenape tribe.
39. One town is believed to have been seasonally inhabited by native Indians prior to the coming of European settlers in the 1660's
40. Another town has been named Tree City USA for 24 consecutive years.
41. The state seal was designed by Pierre Eugene du Simitiere and presented in May 1777.
42. Software and software related companies account for nearly 2,700 companies there.
43. The Statue, "Soldier At Rest" was dedicated to Civil War veterans on June 28, 1875. It was purchased by the State Legislature for $10,000.
44. General Philip Kearny had a town and 2 military decorations named after him.
45. The Borough of Roosevelt is the only municipality in the state that is, in its entirety, a registered National Historic Site