Ten fun facts about Nebraska


Fact 1
One of the world’s most popular powdered drinks, Kool-Aid, was invented in this state in 1927 by Edwin E. Perkins.

Fact 2
The state of Nebraska has more underground water reserves than any other place in the continental United States.

Fact 3
Hebron, Nebraska is home to the largest porch swing in the world. It is so large that it can sit up to 25 adults at one time.


Fact 4
The holiday known as Arbor Day was founded in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton.

Fact 5
“Mystery Meat” in a can, also known as “Spam” is produced in Fremont, Nebraska.

Fact 6
Nebraska has more miles of river than any other state in the US.

Fact 7
“Boys Town” was founded by Father Edward Flanagan in 1917 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Fact 8
“911” was invented and first used in Lincoln, Nebraska. After a brief test period this emergency communication system was introduced throughout the US.

Fact 9
The largest “Woolly Mammoth” fossil in the world was discovered in Lincoln County, Nebraska.

Fact 10
The majority of ammunition that was used during Word World II was manufactured in Hastings, Nebraska at the Naval Ammunition Depot. It provided nearly 40% of all ammunition used during the war.


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Short about Nebraska
Is a state located on the Great Plains in the central region of the United States.


Fast facts
Number of households
721,026
Population
1,855,350
Per capita income
$26,523
Life expectancy in number of years
79.8
Statehood
March 1, 1867
Capital
Lincoln
Largest city
Omaha
Number of billionaires
3
State dance
Square Dance
State beverage
Milk
State bird
Western meadowlark
State mammal
White-tailed deer
State fish
Channel catfish
State tree
Eastern Cottonwood
State flower
Goldenrod

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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