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16 US States with outrageous laws about alcohol

Too much alcohol can make people do crazy things. It can also inspire governments to set crazy laws. For as long as there has been an America, Americans have been known to imbibe, and for just as long, U.S. lawmakers have been creating strange laws to regulate it (like say, the Eighteen Amendment). While some states recently got around to repealing their ridiculous laws, there are still plenty of eyebrow-raising alcohol laws in existence in the country today. Here are a few of our favorites. Alaska You can’t get drunk in Alaska. If you think the point of going to a bar is to get drunk, think again. It’s illegal to get drunk and be visibly intoxicated in a bar in our northernmost state. Oh, and also, up until recently it was illegal to give alcohol to a moose. Arkansas Underage drinkers face homework assignments. Arkansas has the same legal…

The most-Googled Thanksgiving recipe in every state

Every November novice cooks start to search for the recipes they’ll whip up in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. While it’s no surprise that the turkey itself actually got the award for most-Googled Thanksgiving dish in America, not every home cook ended his or her search there. According to Satellite internet.com’s new analysis of food-related Google searches, there is plenty of regional variation to what type of Thanksgiving day kitchen help we’re looking for — as the map below shows. Green bean casserole takes the crown for most-searched recipe, after clearly, having a massive Midwest following. Corn casserole also sneaks its way into the middle of green bean territory — maybe we’re witnessing a takeover? Massachusetts and Oregon seem to have a problem making cranberry sauce, while New Mexico, Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky are all about the sweet potatoes. Maryland, Virginia, Mississippi, and Illinois want to know how to…

The most popular wedding registry item in every state

Getting engaged and marrying the love of your life is exciting enough, but then you get to put together a registry. Wayfair, an online retailers of home furnishing, décor and more, took a look at what couples across the country are putting on their must-have home goods lists, and then found what the most popular item in the state was. Some states are predictable — of course Vermont wants cheese plates. Still others are less so — Alaskans are particular about their coasters. But overall, the data is an interesting look into people’s lives, and possibly a helpful guide if you’re attending a wedding in the U.S. this year. Alabama – seasonal decor Alaska – drink coasters Arizona – electric tea kettles Arkansas – outdoor planters California – decorative bowls Colorado  – cabinet hardware and door knobs Connecticut  – faux florals Delaware  – storage containers Florida  – hardwood flooring Georgia  – outdoor lounge chairs Hawaii  – wallpaper Idaho  – wine openers Indiana  – floor…

This state has the most fast-food restaurants per capita

No matter what state you live in the U.S., you’re never a far drive from a fast-food restaurant. In fact, in the lower 48, you can never be more than 107 miles away from the nearest McDonald’s, meaning that no motorist is ever more than a tank of gas away from filling up on Big Macs and fries. But residents of some states have a lot more options than others. If you live in Alabama, you can’t go far without running into a few. The southern state comes in first, with the most fast-food restaurants per capita. There are 6.3 restaurants for every 10,000 Alabamians, according to a recent report from Datafiniti, a web data company. Nebraska comes in second with 5.4 restaurants per 10,000 residents. West Virginia and Oklahoma tie for third with 5.3 locations per 10,000 residents. Vermont turned up as having the least available fast-food options with just 1.9 restaurants…

Is Buttered Popcorn your favorite jelly bean flavor? Survey says, probably

Americans eat more than 16 billion jelly beans every year on Easter, and while some people happily gobble them down by the handful, others are more particular about their flavor choices. Candystore.com analyzed more than 10 years of sales data as well as SurveryMonkey and Facebook polls of more than 12,000 candy consumers to determine the most loved flavor in each of the 50 states and the most loved flavors overall. With the results in, it’s clear that Buttered Popcorn is America’s favorite jelly bean flavor. It’s smooth, salty flavor is an interesting cross of savory and sweet. Despite the number of people who despise black licorice, the controversial flavor came in second place. Other top polling flavors included cinnamon, watermelon, cherry, juicy pear, orange, and green apple. Source: CandyStore.com Individual states could either love or loathe their results. Alaska, Minnesota, North Dakota, Colorado, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and New Jersey all put…

The most popular brunch food in every state

Can anyone honestly say they don’t love a good brunch? Brunch is the meeting point of everything we love about sweet and savory. It allows us to have smoked salmon with our scones and mimosa with our muffins. Whether it’s booze-filled, savory or just filled with stacks of homemade pancakes and fresh fruit, there really is no wrong way to brunch. Pinterest recently compiled the most-search brunch recipes by state. It gives us a little insight as to what’s people are craving across the country. While it’s no surprise Arizona favors breakfast tostadas and Alaska its smoked salmon, others are a bit more unexpected. Iowa and Pennsylvania basically head for dessert table first with their peanut butter bars and thumbprint cookies, respectively, while Colorado (paleo breakfast) can’t seem to let itself splurge. And New York is trying to make breakfast risotto become a thing. Stay tuned to see if that one catches on… Perhaps the most delicious place to…