Monday Trivia #161 [Chris & Mo win!]

Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. Burt Likko says:

    #1 agricultural crop is soybeans? But then, why not Wisconsin?Report

  2. Michael Cain says:

    My first thought was size of the state legislature, but a quick check at Wikipedia put that notion to rest. Still, I was amazed at the large size of the legislatures in some of the Northeastern statelets. With 400 members, I’m surprised that the New Hampshire House can get anything done.Report

  3. Chris says:

    Apples? I guess that’d need Washington.


    Twitter useage per capita?Report

    • Will Truman in reply to Chris says:

      It’s a binary thing. Either a state is/does/has or isnt/doesnt/hasn’t.Report

      • Chris in reply to Will Truman says:

        Well, it’s not places I wouldn’t mind living, ’cause Indiana… Sorry Indiana… actually, Nashville, Indiana is a pretty cool place, so maybe.

        (Actually, I now know the answer. Vg unf gb qb jvgu n pbybe jbeq gung pna’g or eulzrq, evtug?)Report

      • I do believe you are correct.Report

      • Chris in reply to Will Truman says:

        I’m not going to guess officially, but I’ll tell you how I figured it out:

        Ybbxrq hc n znc bs Vaqvnan gb svaq Anfuivyyr (V pbhyqa’g erzrzore ubj sne fbhgu vg jnf), fnj Benatr Pbhagl ba gur znc, gubhtug “Gurer’f na Benatr Pbhagl va Pnyvsbeavn, gbb… pbhyq vg or?” Gura ybbxrq hc “Benatr Pbhagl Irezbag”, naq onz!

        But I did use the web, so it’s definitely cheating. And it taught me a lesson: making a joke about Indiana is the best way to get the answer to trivia questions.Report

      • Lrnu, V nyjnlf gubhtug vg jnf vagrerfgvat gung gur sbhe ynetrfg fgngrf va gur pbhagel unq gurz. Cnegvphyneyl Arj Lbex, gubhtu gur rglzbybtl gurer vf qvssrerag guna gur bgure guerr (creuncf gur fnzr nf Irezbag). Sebz gurer vg jnf n znggre bs svthevat bhg juvpu bgure fgngrf unq bar.

        V’ir arire orra dhvgr nf tbbq ng guvf nf Oheg, jurer zvar graq gb or thrffrq dhvpxyl be abg ng nyy (be evtug nsgre n gbb-boivbhf uvag).Report

      • Chris in reply to Will Truman says:

        Burt’s are infuriating! Though I can’t really say that this one was easy since I completely lucked into the answer.Report

      • James Hanley in reply to Will Truman says:

        Wait, @chris, Texas is on that list, and it’s Indiana you’d mind living in?Report

      • Chris in reply to Will Truman says:

        I’d live in Texas over Indiana. In fact, given that IU was one of my grad school finalists (best mathematical psych in the world at the time), so I kinda did pick Texas over Indiana.

        I can’t wait to get out of Texas, but I won’t be going to Indiana.Report

      • James Hanley in reply to Will Truman says:

        Shrug. There’s no accounting for southerners. Best to keep you all below the Ohio anyway. That way we won’t have to go to the trouble of rounding you all up come the next Civil War. 😉Report

  4. Shares a coastline with another state?Report

  5. Not an ocean coastline, of course, but Indiana : Lake Michigan (WI, MI), Vermont : Lake Champlain (NY), California : Pacific Ocean (OR, WA) , Florida, Texas : Gulf of Mexico (each other, et seq), New York, North Carolina, Virginia: Atlantic Ocean (each other, et seq)Report

  6. Mo says:

    I know this it true of 4 of the states (because I lived in 3 of them), but is it this?Report

  7. Burt Likko says:

    Also, New Jersey has one of these.Report

  8. Kazzy says:

    Do I get anything for actually living in Orange County, NY?Report

  9. Saul Degraw says:

    Does it matter that the West Coast and Florida oranges are probably named for the citrus fruit and the others are probably named for the House of Orange or being Scots-Irish Orange Ulstermen?Report