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Old 03-03-2007, 12:16 PM   #1
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Just for giggles, I thought I'd compile a Top Ten list of why Ohio is the most unique place in the world, good or bad. Anybody else up for it?


10. Home of the Wright Brothers. Also home to Wright Patterson AFB which houses alien remains, if you believe the rumors.

9. Ohio has produced more presidents and astronauts than any other state.

8. Home to Jack Nicklaus and the Memorial Tournament which is reportedly built on an Indian burial ground and cursed by Chief Leatherlips. That's why it rains on the Tournament every year. I'm not making this up.

7. Home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Also the only state in the union to have an official rock song (Hang On Sloopy.)

6. Cleveland's Cuyahoga River caught fire once. Think about that for a minute.

5. Home to the largest Amish population in the world. Trust me, hand crafted Amish furniture is second to none.

4. Historically, Ohio is the most decisive battleground in presidential elections. Which makes most Ohioans wonder, "Why?"

3. The home of Wendy's, White Castle and Skyline Chili.

2. THE Ohio State Buckeyes.

1. Put-In-Bay, South Bass Island, also known as Key West of the North. Key West, Florida celebrates Put-In-Bay Days in February.

And the REAL #1 reason Ohio rocks the house: Middie and I live here. 'Nuff said.

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Old 03-03-2007, 12:47 PM   #2
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Very nice DC

"Trust me, hand crafted Amish furniture is second to none."
That sounds very interesting, I can only imagin.

I don't think my state of Queensland is home of anything much realy. Known as "The sunshine state" or "The smart state" but that's debatable

Locally we have the worlds largest coal export terminal and ditto to our sugar terminal.
Home to Qantas airways
Home to the Barramundi fish
We have "The Great Barrier Reef" which stretches along 2/3 of our coastline

Apart from those I can't think of anything else, good subject BTW
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Old 03-03-2007, 12:48 PM   #3
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No no no. #1 Should be home to Middie and Damp !
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Old 03-03-2007, 01:11 PM   #4
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You're right, Middie! I edited the list!
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Old 03-03-2007, 01:21 PM   #5
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I guess this is kinda Closed to UKers then eh :)

you know, that Place where Most of you Americans came from in the 1`st place

I guess based on that I don`t really Need 10 reasons
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Old 03-03-2007, 02:25 PM   #6
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Aint that right YT I have the geneology on my fathers side that dates all the way back to 1199 england all his relatives came out of Leicester spell wrong Im sure.Its a pretty interesting read.
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Old 03-03-2007, 02:40 PM   #7
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I guess this is kinda Closed to UKers then eh :)

you know, that Place where Most of you Americans came from in the 1`st place

I guess based on that I don`t really Need 10 reasons

hmmmmmm, you know, you are correct. I have identified over 600 of my ancestors, and at least 96% of them came from the UK, at least in the last 500 years
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Old 03-03-2007, 02:46 PM   #8
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No! Sorry YT, it's open to anyone's home turf. I didn't mean to exclude anyone!
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Old 03-03-2007, 03:01 PM   #9
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Top Ten of Florida
10. Hurricanes
9. Has 6 top theme parks (Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure,Disney, Sea World,Busch Gardens,MGM Studios)
8. A billion roadside tourists attractions
7. No State Taxes
6. Has the United States southern most point. (Key West)
5. The clouds and sky are so pretty. Never just flat and grey.
4.Top producer of Oranges for Orange juice
3. Traffic during season(Thanksgiving- Easter) is horrendous.
2. more rain than some get snow
1. It isn't snowing.
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Old 03-03-2007, 03:03 PM   #10
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10. Home to three of the top Admins./Moderators for DC

9. Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket

8. World center for the whaling industry in the 19th Century (New Bedford and Nantucket)

7. Home of Norman Rockwell

6. Boston Baked Beans, Boston Cream Pie

5. Midnight ride of Paul Revere, Boston Tea Party, Start of the Revolutionary War (sorry, UK friends)

4. John Adams, John Hancock, John Quincy Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John F. Kennedy

3. Harvard, MIT

2. Birthplace of high tech. (decades before Silicon Valley)

1. The Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots
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