Saturday, July 11, 2009

Facts about Washington State

While Surfing the web I stumbled upton some interesting facts about Washington. I gathered them and put them together her for my readers. Hope you will like these interesting facts about the Washington state.

It is America’s coffee capital, with more coffee bean roasters per capita than any other state.

“The Wave”, a popular fan cheer for the past 25 years, was started by Husky fans at the University of Washington.

Washington leads the country in technology industry employment.

Washington is home to thelarg est land mollusk in North America, a foraging banana slug that grows up to 9 inches long.

Petrified wood is the state’s gem, and there’s a petrified forest here that’s considered the most unusual fossil forest in the world.

Adam Morrison, a Washington State native and Gonzaga University basketball star, led the NCAA Division I in scoring last season.

The state is the nation’s largest exporter, representing $34 billion and 5 percent of all U.S. exports: forest products, aerospace products, apples, tulips, hops, mint, wheat and several other quality food products.

Leading innovators — Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Paul Allen, Starbucks’ Howard Schultz, wireless pioneers the McCaw family, and the Boeing family — live in Washington State.

Washington State is America’s gateway to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C.

Washington State defines innovation. Some of the leading employers include Microsoft, Amazon.Com, Nordstrom, Boeing, Costco and Starbuck’s.

Washington has hosted the World’s Fair twice: 1962 in Seattle and 1974 in Spokane.

Washington produces 70 percent of the nation’s hops used to brew beer. Co incidentally, to overcome beer breath, the majority of the nation’s mint is also grown in the state.

In Washington, a Seahawk is an athlete, not a bird. The closest thing to a Seahawk is an osprey hawk.

Grand Coulee Dam, the largest concrete structure in North America, is in Washington State.

Washington’s residents are educated; it’s the state with most residents holding high school diplomas.

Father’s Day was founded in Washington in 1910.

The state is home to the world’s largest private car collection featuring over 3,000 vehicles.

Washington’s entrepreneurial climate has made it the leading state for both startup and gazelles, or fast growing young companies.

Washington, the 42nd state in the union, is the only state named for a president.

Seattle gets less rainfall annually than Atlanta, Boston, New York, Houston, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Miami, with 37 inches.

Seattle has the highest concentration of aerospace jobs in the world, led by Boeing’s 50,000 workers.

The longest accessible beach is Long Beach, WA.

Source: valleybugler , Facts

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