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The best barbecue joint in every state, according to Yelp

When it comes to the best barbecue in the country, meat lovers are passionate about which spots are truly the best. While Kansas City and Texas may be the best-known places in the country for their barbecue offerings, incredible barbecue can be found nationwide. Yelp picked the best barbecue restaurant […]
The best barbecue joint in every state, according to Yelp
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The most beautiful main street in every state

America is full of historic main streets with beautiful architecture and quaint attractions. Not all main streets are named “Main Street.” Many of the streets feature buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Not all main streets in the US are named “Main […]
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The best grilled cheese in every state

Yelp ranked the best grilled cheese sandwich in every state based on customer reviews. Winners included grilled cheese sandwiches stuffed with crab meat, a waffle-pressed grilled cheese, and a burger with grilled cheese sandwiches for buns. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. A grilled cheese sandwich, at its essence, is […]
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What a driver’s licence looks like in every state

Every state has its own, unique driver’s licence. Some states – like Virginia, Indiana, and Wisconsin – feature their capitol buildings on the licenses. Meanwhile, Idaho, South Dakota, Rhode Island, and Montana highlight their state’s famous landmarks. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Most people earned their driver’s licence as […]
What a driver’s licence looks like in every state
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The best bowl of soup in every state

Yelp ranked the best soup served in every state based on customer reviews. Winners included variations of soup such as pho, chowder, and gumbo. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Soup can take many forms, from smooth blended vegetables to heaping piles of noodles and meat. But which restaurants serve […]
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The coziest coffee shop in every state

Yelp created an all-time list of the coziest coffee shops in every state, based on visitor reviews. The cafes, restaurants, and coffee shops that made the list are not only masters in coffee, but also serve up delicious breakfast dishes, doughnuts, and teas. Some of the spots are extra warm […]
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The 9 worst states to get divorced in for cheaters

Getting divorced is easier in some states than others. But if you’re a cheater, there are a few states you want to avoid getting divorced in. There are seven states that would allow your spouse to sue your partner in infidelity for damages under “alienation of affection laws.” Visit Insider’s […]
The 9 worst states to get divorced in for cheaters
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The 20 safest cities in the US

WalletHub has released its ranking of the safest cities in the US based on three key metrics: home and community safety, natural disaster risk, and financial safety. Factors taken into account include the presence of terrorist attacks, the number of mass shootings, unemployment rate, median credit score, and the risk […]
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The best thing to do in every state this summer

When it comes to summer travel destinations in the US, the amount of great options can seem endless – but each state boasts one can’t-miss activity. Take a midnight hike up Flattop in Alaska to celebrate the Summer Solstice – much of the state sees 24 hours of light for […]
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The most famous hotel in every state

Every state has a hotel that everyone knows about. Some of these famous hotels are giant resorts like Utah’s Amangiri, West Virginia’s The Greenbrier, and Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun. Meanwhile, other iconic hotels in the US are smaller inns, like South Carolina’s Wentworth Mansion and Maine’s Seaside Inn. Other hotels transcend […]
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The oldest town in every state

We defined the oldest town by the year when people arrived and officially established themselves. Some date back to the 1500s, while other states weren’t settled until the 1800s. Many towns were named after the Native American tribes who settled in the area first. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
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The happiest states in America, ranked

WalletHub released its rankings for the happiest states in the US. The rankings were primarily based on three factors: emotional and physical wellbeing, work environment, and community and environment. Dozens of other metrics were considered, including safety, income growth, sports participation, and amount of work hours. Unsurprisingly, Hawaii notched the […]
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The most famous restaurant in every state

Every state has a famous restaurant that everyone knows about. Some are fine dining establishments like the Greenbrier main dining room in West Virginia and the Snake River Grill in Wyoming. Others are local barbecue joints like Gates Bar-B-Q in Missouri and Prohibition Pig in Vermont. There are some famous […]
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The most misspelled word in every state

No matter how old you are, chances are there are some words that still trip you up. There are those that have a very common misspelling, and then there are those that are misspelled because they are hard to pronounce. In honour of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which takes […]
The most misspelled word in every state
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The most beautiful vacation spot in every state

It’s hard to pick the best place to go in every state, but you can’t go wrong with seeing the most beautiful. The Black Rock Desert in Nevada has a perfect view of a gorgeous rainbow geyser known as the Fly Geyser. Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon is a […]
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What the average bride spends on her wedding dress in every state

Weddings come with a lot of expenses, but, arguably, one of the most important ones is the wedding dress. INSIDER Data worked with WeddingWire to figure out the average amount spent on a wedding dress in every state, plus DC. Dress expenses range from just under $US1,000 in South Dakota […]
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The worst thing about living in each US state

No state is perfect – no matter how much you love it. For example, Iowa may have been ranked the overall best state by US News, but it’s not without problems. It isn’t the most innovative state, and has the fewest environmentally-friendly buildings per capita in the US. While the […]
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The best burrito in every state

INSIDER worked with Yelp to find the best place to eat a burrito in every state. The types of burritos range from traditional to sushi to vegan and everything in between. For example, the best burrito in Illinois is a sushi burrito from En Hakkore 2.0. Visit INSIDER.com for more […]
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The tallest building in every state, ranked

Every state has a highest building, whether it’s an 11-story apartment building or a super tall skyscraper reaching well over 1,000 feet. We ranked the highest buildings in all 50 states. The tallest building is 15 times larger than the smallest. While tall buildings are concentrated in the larger cities […]
The tallest building in every state, ranked
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The most (and least) stressed out states in the US

Americans stress out about a variety of issues, from money and work to current events (like shootings). A new WalletHub study shows that stress levels in some states are much higher than in others. According to the study, Louisiana is the most stressed out state, while Minnesota is the least. […]
The most (and least) stressed out states in the US
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The most popular brand of chips in every state

INSIDER Data used Google Trends to find the most popular chip brand in every state. Turns out America loves Doritos and Cheetos the most. Almost all of the United States prefers Doritos, except for five states in the Southwest. Whether you’re a fan of Pringles, Lays, Ruffles, or Doritos, you […]
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The best place to live in every US state

There are tons of places to consider calling home in the US. We combed through Niche, a site that researches neighbourhoods in the US, to find the city in each state that residents love the most. Dublin, Ohio and Jackson, Wyoming were some beloved cities of the Midwest. While residents […]
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The best chocolate chip cookie in every state

With the assistance of Yelp, we found the best chocolate chip cookie in every state. The following bakeries, restaurants, delis, and cafes had the most frequent mention of “chocolate chip cookie” in their reviews. Yelp then ranked those selections based on the ratings of those reviews, review recency, and total […]
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Here’s how much the average wedding costs in every state

With a $US200 billion wedding industry, thousands of couples in every state get married each year – and it’s not cheap. With the help of INSIDER Data, we found out the average price of a wedding in every state. For instance, the average Connecticut wedding has a $US35,702 price tag. […]
Here’s how much the average wedding costs in every state
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The best place to get a burger in every state

Nothing screams, “American fare” like a really great burger. Luckily, TripAdvisor compiled a list of the best burger spot in every state based on reviews. Whether you’re going on a road trip or just looking for a new place in your home state, make sure you try one, some, or […]
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The most powerful woman from every state

Every state has been home to strong, powerful women. Some women who were born in a state have gone on to become its congresswomen. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Since 1981, March has been celebrated as Women’s History Month in the US. But women’s accomplishments in politics, medicine, civil […]
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The oldest tourist attraction in every state

The US is brimming with landmarks that reflect its rich history. Arizona’s iconic Grand Canyon and Wyoming’s Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park are ideal for any nature buff. There are also quaint farmhouses and historic forts scattered across the country. Ranging from an ancient settlement carved into rock in […]
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The average age people get married in every state

INSIDER’s Data team examined the average age of first marriages in every state. Most people across the US are getting married between the ages of 25 and 30. Men are, on average, slightly older when they first get married than women. It’s no secret that millennials are approaching marriage differently, […]
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The most surprising divorce law in 21 US states

Divorce laws vary in every state. In some states, like Utah, separating from your spouse can be a quick affair. In others, like California, divorce can be drawn out for months. In Texas, many courts in the state won’t finalise a divorce while a wife is pregnant. Divorce is a […]
The most surprising divorce law in 21 US states
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The most popular candy bar in every state

Insider Data gathered information from Google Trends to figure out what the most popular candy bar is in every state. The three most googled candy bars countrywide were KitKats, Snickers, and Reese’s. Snickers was the clear favourite throughout the Midwest and the West Coast. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
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The most searched thesaurus word in every state

People often use thesauruses to make their language more colourful. INSIDER Data rounded up the most searched thesaurus word in every state, according to Merriam Webster. From “smuggler” to “elite,” Americans are truly seeking to make their language more interesting. People often use online thesauruses to make their language more […]
The most searched thesaurus word in every state
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The top 25 states with the highest divorce rates, ranked

In 2019, divorce isn’t all that uncommon – but the trend is steadily decreasing. Last year, a University of Maryland professor found that the US divorce rate dropped 18% from 2008 to 2016. We wanted to see how divorce rates varied in every state, and found the number of divorces […]
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The most popular frozen food in every state

INSIDER Data and Google News Labs found the most-searched frozen foods by state, using searches from 2004 through 2018. Turns out, most Americans are divided between three frozen foods: pizza, vegetables, and spinach. However, some states favour more unique frozen foods, like strawberry margaritas and pierogies. Frozen food is convenient, […]
The most popular frozen food in every state
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The official state bird of all 50 states

The 50 states of the US (and Washington, D.C.) have been choosing official state birds since 1927. Common “backyard” birds, like cardinals and robins, were chosen as state birds for more than one state. Other birds, like Minnesota’s common loon and New Mexico’s infamous greater roadrunner, are rarer. Visit Insider’s […]
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The most unusual Christmas tradition in every state

Christmas traditions vary depending on weather, culture, or location. Minnesota has a large population of Scandinavian people, so they celebrate with lutefisk, a traditional Nordic food. In New Mexico, wreaths are often made up of dried chiles. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Christmas is celebrated very differently throughout the […]
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The one ‘tourist trap’ that’s actually worth visiting in every state

Famous tourist attractions don’t always live up to expectations – but when they do, they’re truly spectacular. The Spud Drive-In Theatre in Idaho is gimmicky, but delightful. You won’t find a more whimsical stretch of road than the Enchanted Highway in North Dakota. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Nothing […]
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The most expensive hotel in every state

We all know that luxury hotels don’t come cheap, but just how expensive they are may surprise you. To find the most expensive hotels across the country, we teamed up with Booking.com who shared the most expensive hotel in every state with us, based on a one-night stay, using October […]
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The weirdest driving law in every state

Every state, even every city, has different laws. In Alamosa, Colorado, throwing missiles at cars is illegal. In Washington, it’s unlawful to hug someone while driving. New drivers learn the rules of the road in driver’s education courses. But there are some laws about traffic, car ownership, road signs, and […]
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The eeriest abandoned place in every state

Some abandoned prisons and mental hospitals across the US offer haunting tours. Many mining towns turned into ghost towns after their supplies dried up. Amusement parks that have closed are being overtaken by nature. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Abandoned places have a way of sending chills up your […]
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The oldest college in every US state

The oldest college in each US state includes some of the most prestigious academic institutions in the country and several flagship state universities. The oldest college in the United States is Harvard University, founded in 1636. Meanwhile, the most recent state to get a college for the first time is […]
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The most distinctive cause of death in every US state

From 2001 to 2010, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention tracked causes of death in every US state. But instead of simply presenting us with the main cause of death by state (generally heart disease or cancer), the CDC made a list of the most “distinctive” cause of death […]
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The best way to celebrate Halloween in every state

There are plenty of reasons why we should be celebrating the arrival of fall – sweater weather and pumpkin spice lattes come to mind – but most importantly, it means Halloween season is upon us. Between carving pumpkins, creating costumes, and visiting haunted houses, Halloween is undoubtedly the best time […]
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The most dangerous intersection in every state

Some intersections are more prone to accidents than others. Time Magazine looked at 10 years of data measuring traffic accidents involving cars and pedestrians to determine the most dangerous intersection in each US state and Washington, DC. The intersection of Knights Road and Streets Road in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, as the […]
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The 50 US states ranked from most to least healthy

Not all states are created equal when it comes to health. To get a better sense of how healthy each state in the US is, for the 28th year in a row, the United Health Foundation has ranked America’s states. Massachusetts made the top of the list as America’s healthiest […]
The 50 US states ranked from most to least healthy
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The most famous author from every state

First we scoured coast to coast to find the most famous book set in every state. Now we’re hitting the books to discover the most famous author from every state. Not all the choices were cut and dry. To qualify for this list, the esteemed wordsmiths had to be born […]
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