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10 Interesting Missouri Facts

Thursday, November 1st 2012. | Places

Missouri fact is an interesting topic that we will discuss in this post. Missouri is a state of the United States. This state is located in the center. In 2008, the state has a population of 5,911,605 people and has an area of 180 533 km ². Its capital is Jackson. Here are 10 interesting Missouri facts.

Missouri Fact 1

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Missouri is known as the “Show Me State”.

Missouri Fact 2

The ‘Show Me State of expression may have been started in 1899 when Congress Willard Duncan Vandiver stated, “I’m from Missouri and you have to show me.”

Missouri Fact 3

The first successful parachute jump in is made from a moving airplane was made by Captain Berry at St. Louis, in 1912.

Missouri Fact 4

The most destructive tornado on record occurred in Annapolis. In 3 hours, it tore through the city on March 18, 1925 leaving a trail of demolished buildings 980 feet wide, trees uprooted and cars overturned. This left 823 people dead and nearly 3,000 injured.

Missouri Fact 5

In the St. Louis World exhibition in 1904, Richard Blechyden, served with iced tea and iced tea are found.

Missouri Fact 6

Also, in the St. Louis World exhibition in 1904, an ice cream cone was invented. An ice cream vendor ran out of cups and asked for help with a waffle vendor rolled waffles to hold ice cream.

Missouri Fact 7

Tennessee tied with Missouri as the most friendly country in the union, bordered by 8 countries.

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Iced Tea

Missouri Fact 8

State animal is the Mule.

Missouri Fact 9

St. Louis, also called, “The Gateway to the West” and “Home of the Blues”.

Missouri Fact 10

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This is last fact on these facts about Missouri article. Warsaw holds the state record for low temperature -40 degrees on February 13, 1905. This is interesting Missouri fact.

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