In America’s short 242-year history, strange things have happened in our 50 states. Things like weird state-specific events, strange regional monuments, funny official dances and official state bugs, are just some of the strange and wonderful things that make this country so great.
Texas may have passed some questionable legislation just to prove a point. A Star Wars character watches over one U.S. city from atop a cathedral. And somewhere in the South, a tree lawfully owns itself. These facts and histories are strange but true, collected through extensive online research scouring periodicals and delving into the annals of history.
We have selected these facts not just because they offer quirky information — many of them actually represent some unique aspect of the given state’s character. So check out the strangest fact about your state for some laughs and some light head-scratching over information you might never have imagined to be true.