Monday Trivia, No. 159 [Mo wins]

James Hanley

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72 Responses

  1. Tod Kelly says:

    Number of times proposals have been made to partition states.Report

  2. Chris says:

    Hmm… it starts with 3 of the 4 largest states, and ends with a lot of relatively small states. This must be important.Report

  3. Kazzy says:

    With the exception of Massachusetts and maybe Utah, those top states are all big producers of talent at the high school football level. At least, based on my understanding. Maybe Mass and Utah are better than I understand.Report

  4. Mo says:

    Total rum consumption by state.Report

  5. Burt Likko says:

    LNG filling stations?Report

  6. Sam Fran Sam says:

    Per cent of population over 65 years old?Report

    • Peter in reply to Sam Fran Sam says:

      I don’t think it’s the percentage or number of seniors notwithstanding Florida’s top ranking. Pennsylvania would be much higher in either case, as it has one of the oldest populations of any state.Report

  7. Sam Fran Sam says:

    NUMBER of people over 65 years old?Report

  8. LeeEsq says:

    Number of residents arrested for driving while intoxicated.Report

  9. aaron david says:

    Greatest number of immigrants?Report

  10. Barth says:

    Where is Washington? No ties? British Columbia maybe?Report

  11. James Hanley says:

    Tuesday hint:
    These are counts, not percentages, and while population matters, so does state law.Report

  12. Burt Likko says:

    Number of active driver licenses.Report

  13. Pinky says:

    If they’re counts, the numbers are very small. There wouldn’t be so many ties otherwise. Maybe the first three states are high, but things tighten up quickly.Report

    • Pinky in reply to Pinky says:

      Just for kicks, you might expect something like this:

      30 Florida
      20 California
      16 New York
      13 [Illinois, Massachusetts]
      12 [Ohio, Utah, Washington]
      11 [New Jersey, Oregon]
      10 [Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin]
      9 [Connecticut, Kansas, Texas]
      8 [Colorado, Arizona, Iowa, Missouri, New Mexico, Vermont, Virginia]
      7 [Alaska, Delaware, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Tennessee]
      6 [Hawai’i, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, South Carolina, West Virginia]
      5 [Alabama, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Rhode Island]
      4 [Arkansas, South Dakota, Wyoming]
      3 Nevada
      2 North Dakota
      0 D.C.Report

  14. Michael Cain says:

    Number of specialty car license plates available?Report

  15. Mo says:

    Is it something like “Number of members of Congress with more than X (let’s say 10) years of service)”?Report

  16. James Hanley says:

    Wednesday hint: Each state has more than two, but most are insignificant.Report

  17. Alan Scott says:

    Ooh! Theme Parks.Report

  18. Tod Kelly says:

    Number of languages state forms are printed in?Report

  19. Saul DeGraw says:

    The order in which states have banned you from dancing of singing?Report

    • J@m3z Aitch in reply to Saul DeGraw says:

      Since its a count of whole numbers, that would be the number of times I’ve been arrested in each state for singing or dancing. But come on, that would, umm, err, be ridiculous. [nervously tugs collar]Report

  20. aaron david says:

    Number of independent politicians serving the state ?Report