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What's the Best Invention from each state??

by Craig Holgate

Alabama: Windshield wipers.

Alaska: Kayaks.

Arizona: Tasers.

Arkansas: The modern toothbrush.

California: The fortune cookie. (At least that's where they were popularized. The idea might have come from Japan.)

Colorado: The Barbie Doll.

Connecticut: The Wiffle Ball.

Delaware: Kevlar.

Florida: Sun tan lotion, appropriately enough.

Georgia: Anesthesia.

Hawaii: Surfing, of course.

Idaho: The television.

Illinois: The mouse trap.

Indiana: The refrigerator.

Iowa: Sliced bread.

Kansas: The slurpee.

Kentucky: Chewing gum.

Louisiana: The microscope.

Maine: The microwave.

Maryland: The bottle cap.

Massachusetts: Basketball.

Michigan: The stop sign.

Minnesota: The stapler.

Mississippi: Anti-fungal cream.

Missouri: The vacuum cleaner.

Montana: Heart monitors.

Nebraska: Kool-Aid.

Nevada: Solar panels.

New Hampshire: The Segway.

New Jersey: The phonograph , to record something and then play it back.

New Mexico: The nicotine patch.

New York: The credit card.

North Carolina: Flight. Although the Wright Brothers BUILT the plane in Ohio .

North Dakota: Bubble bath.

Ohio: Wind turbines.

Oklahoma: The shopping cart.

Oregon: The computer mouse.

Pennsylvania: The suspension bridge.

Rhode Island: The diner. The first one opened in Providence in 1872.

South Carolina: The submarine.

South Dakota: The cyclotron , which is a particle accelerator.

Tennessee: The tow truck.

Texas: The typewriter.

Utah: The artificial heart.

Vermont: The electric motor.

Virginia: Camouflage.

Washington: Pictionary.

West Virginia: The steamboat.

Wisconsin: The blender.

Wyoming: The world's first national park, which was Yellowstone in 1872.