15 Things You Did Not Know About California

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by Katie Scott Aiton Jan 5, 2016

CALIFORNIA IS THE MOST POPULOUS STATE in the United States, but how would you fare at Cali-themed trivia? The guys over at Factslides put together some interesting facts for us about the state, most of which we bet you didn’t know.

1. 1 out of every 8 Americans is from California.

A real LA day ends with a selfie #californians 👒✌🏻🌴

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2. There’s a town named “Cool” and another called “Squabbletown.”

3. California’s official state animal is extinct.

California love

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4. In California and three other states “Ladies’ Night” are against the law because they are gender discrimination.

5. The five worst cities in the U.S. for air pollution are all in California.

Photo by @cole_younger_ #la #losangeles

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6. California produces 80% of the world’s almonds.

7. California has more than 130,000 people in prison.

8. Antartica was once as warm as modern-day California.

9. LSD was legal in California until 1966.

10. And it was the first U.S state that banned marijuana over a century ago.

11. There’s a microwave burrito vending machine at a gas station in Hollywood, California.

#Burritobox loves to make you #smile! #burritos #happiness #yum #vendingmachine

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12. Air pollution in China increases snowfall in the state.

@tashamonet ‘s dirty 30 #bigbear birthday trip was great. Happy birthday!!!

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13. There’s a coast-to-coast hiking trail that stretches from Delaware to California.

We made it to Colorado! #americandiscoverytrail #backpackingbelievers #walkacrossamerica #familiesonfoot

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14. Latinos now outnumber whites in the state since 2015.

15. California is the world’s 5th largest supplier of food.

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