Ten fun facts about Indiana


Fact 1
Wabash, a city in Indiana was the first city in the US to have electric streetlights. The year was 1880.

Fact 2
As of 2013 there is a law in Indiana that literally states that the “value of Pi is 3”.

Fact 3
Famous film actor James Dean who appeared in the classic film “Rebel without a Cause” was born in Marion, Indiana. Popular “Late Night” television host David Letterman was also born in this state.


Fact 4
At age seven Abraham Lincoln moved to Indiana with his parents Thomas and Nancy. He lived in and grew up in Spencer County.

Fact 5
Mark Spitz who attended Indiana University is considered to be one of the greatest American swimmers of all time. He won seven gold medals during the 1972 Olympics.

Fact 6
A bizarre law that is not enforced in the state as of 2013 states that any person that presents a puppet show and receives money for the show, will be fined $3.00. This is due to the Act to Prevent Immoral Practices that is on the Indiana law books.

Fact 7
The movie “Hard Rain” featuring Christian Slater and Morgan Freeman was filmed in Huntingburg, Indiana.

Fact 8
On May 4, 1871 the first major baseball game with a professional league took place in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Fact 9
There is a law that states that no person is permitted to catch fish with their bare hands. This law is current as of 2013.

Fact 10
The “Covered Bridge Capital of the World” is located in Historic Parke County in Indiana.


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Short about Indiana
Is a state located within the eastern region of the United States.


Fast facts
Number of households
2,478,846
Population
6,537,782
Per capita income
$24,558
Life expectancy in number of years
77.6
Statehood
December 11, 1816
Capital
Indianapolis
Largest city
Indianapolis
Number of billionaires
4
State beverage
Water
State color
Blue and Gold
State bird
Northern cardinal
State fish
Largemouth Bass
State tree
Tulip Tree
State flower
Peony

Sources
Forbes Magazine - List of billionaires by US state
US Census Bureau - State and County QuickFacts
USNA - State Tree and Flower Chart



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