This State Is The Most Forgotten State

March 3, 2020

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If you were asked to name all fifty U.S. states in under 5 minutes, could you do it? Perhaps your 5th grader can help. You’ll most likely fly through about 40 of them and then start to struggle. Even if you drew out the entire U.S. map, accounting for all of the tiny states in New England and remembering to sketch out both Dakotas and Kansas, there’s still one that inevitably holds the total count at 49. It is the state of Missouri. A U.S. state quiz that has been taken more than 19 million times has found the "Show-Me" State is the state the lowest percent of people guess correctly. Only 77.6% of players manage to remember it, compared to the 97.3% who list California or Texas. Or the 96.3% or quiz-takers who recall Washington and Florida, which ranks third and fourth respectfully. The four most-forgotten states behind Missouri are Connecticut, Minnesota, Massachusetts, and Nebraska. The fact that so many people forget Missouri isn’t that surprising, though. Eight U.S. states start with the letter M—you’re bound to forget one of them. Being able to list Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, and Montana on your own already signals a pretty good memory.

SOURCE: Reader's Digest

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