1. It’s the state with the longest name.
Little Rhody may be the smallest state in the union, but it has the longest name of all 50 states. Officially the state name is: The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
2. The guy who painted the face on the dollar bill was born here.
The portrait of our first president, George Washington, which is depicted on the dollar bill was painted by artist Gilbert Stuart who was born in Rhode Island