We’ve recently shared with you the prettiest towns in every state and the weirdest laws each state has on the books, but there is still so much to discover about the wildly diverse local histories and cultures unique to each state. Things are always happening in every corner of the country and we rarely find out about some of the more unique happenings until much later, if at all. For instance, did you know that thieves continuously stole mile marker 420 in Colorado until, after much frustration and probably many eye rolls, the state decided to place a mile marker 419.99 in its place instead? Well played, Colorado.
The United States is riddled with random facts that likely won’t serve much purpose outside of winning trivia games, but it’s still interesting to discover that Wisconsin is responsible for splinter-free toilet paper (how scary would paper with splinters be?); that a coal mine has been burning below the surface of a town in Pennsylvania for 50 years, driving out almost all residents, save for seven; and that Louisiana is home to the world’s longest continuous bridge over water at 24 miles long. Check out the rest of our list to find out what strange facts lurk in the history of the remaining 46 U.S. states.