Vermont More Awesome Than South

I’m going to gloat,  unfairly maybe, but too bad.

There’s a map making the rounds on the Internet, showing what the makers of the map say what each state is best at.

This map shows what each state is most awesome at. I dunno, the South seems a little less impressive than the north.

I’m biased, but we here in New England have better bests than some southern states. I know, I’m restarting the War Between the States, but there you go.

As you can see on the map (click on it to make it bigger and easier to read), Vermont is the healthiest state, New Hamphire has the lowest poverty rate, and Maine has the least violent crime.

That’s pretty impressive. I have to say, it’s more impressive than Oklahoma, which has the best license plates in the nation.

It is true that Vermont license plates are kind of boring. Green with white lettering. If you pay a little extra, you can get a drawing of a bird on the license plate if you support the environment, so I suppose that’s a plus.

South Carolina has the most golf holes per capita of any state in the country, according to the map. I initially misread it and thought South Carolina had the “most gopher holes”, so it’s a relief we’re talking about golf.

Still, golf holes? There must be something more impressive than that down there.

Then there’s Arizona, which the map says is the sunniest state. Being in winter-weary Vermont, that sounds absolutely terrific. But, and this is a quibble, I don’t think humans are causing all of Arizona’s sunshine, so is that really what they do best? Does everybody in Arizona do sun dances to bring on the bright skies? Should we be doing that in Vermont?

Anyway, southerners, if you have rebuttals fire them away at me. Meantime, I’ll just keep gloating.

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