25 Bizarre Facts About Each US State, Part 2

Posted by , Updated on August 28, 2018

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We did the first round of bizarre facts about each US State and now we’re back for round two. That’s right, in this list, we’re going to wrap up going through strange little facts about each US state. As we’ve discovered so far, the United States is full of weird happenings and history. From uncomfortable festivals to Bigfoot traps, you’re going to want to stick around for what we’re about to cover. Ready to see what odd things the other States have been up to? Here are 25 Bizarre Facts About Each US State, Part 2.

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Montana - Testicle Festival

testicle festivalSource: https://missoulian.com/news/local/testicle-festival-canceled-following-deaths-attendance-decline/article_8113f1e2-17d0-581d-a460-c406899deaaf.html

For 35 years, this festival in Clinton, Montana, hosted some of the wildest antics on planet Earth. Hosting weird games, tons of music, plenty of debauchery, and thousands of Rocky Mountain oysters, this wild party had people parading around town in costumes, or wearing nothing at all. However, in recent years, the festival has been canceled due to several deaths and low attendance.

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Nebraska - Kickstarting the Apocalypse

red heiferSource: http://www.odditycentral.com/news/this-mississippi-rancher-who-tried-to-bring-about-the-second-coming-of-jesus-by-shipping-red-cows-to-israel.html

Believing that it was required to have a red heifer born in Jerusalem to move along the second coming of Jesus Christ, a Nebraskan farmer, along with Reverend Clyde Lott, bought and sent planeloads of these red heifers (at $1,000 per heifer) to the Holy Land. Unfortunately for them, all the heifers were rejected and the apocalypse hasn’t happened yet.

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Nevada - The Black Mailbox

BlackMailboxSource: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-black-mailbox

Many don’t realize famous stories can have unintended consequences. In this case, Area 51 and UFO sightings set off a panic and fascination for thousands around the country. Unfortunately for poor Steve Medlin, he received the brunt it simply for living nearby. A rancher along “Extraterrestrial Highway,” he received tons of mail asking about Area 51. He grew so tired of it, he made “The Black Mailbox,” a mailbox with his name and the name “Aliens” for all the mail to extraterrestrials. Sadly, in 2015, the mailbox was taken down.

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New Hampshire - Chicken Farmer

chicken farmerSource: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/chicken-farmer-rock

On Route 103 in Newberry, New Hampshire, a large boulder is painted in red and white with the message, “Chicken Farmer I still love you.” Some believe the rock first was painted as early as the 1970’s by a boy trying to send a message to a local girl on a chicken farm. It remained unchanged for decades. When it got worn down, locals would paint it to make sure it remained intact. However, in 2011, someone complained about graffiti, and the city had it painted over. Sure enough, someone repainted it back on the rock and locals have petitioned to keep it there.

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New Jersey - Cockroach Derby

cockroachSource: https://www.mycentraljersey.com/picture-gallery/news/elections/2016/08/18/clinton-beats-trump-in-annual-roach-derby/88969096/

The New Jersey Pest Management Association holds a cockroach derby every presidential election to see which candidate will win. Cartoon pictures are placed on top of each cockroach’s back and they race. Of course, in 2016, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump raced in the derby. Clinton won.



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