Missouri: the place to live! (unless you're a baby scarer)

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A couple weeks back we gave you some tips for saving money at the pump in our IQ-tips, mentioning Gasbuddy.com as the best website to find the best prices in your town.

Don't ask me why, but I clicked over to the state of Missouri today and was shocked to see one station was selling gas for about $1.80 a gallon. What are we, suddenly in 1996?

If that wasn't reason enough to move to Missouri, check out these fun factoids, courtesy of LegendsofAmerica.com:

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

The first ready-mix food to be sold commercially was Aunt Jemima pancake flour. It was invented in St. Joseph, Missouri and introduced in 1899.

St. Louisans consume more barbecue sauce per capita than any other city in America.

The ice cream cone was invented at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904 when an ice cream vendor ran out of cups and asked a waffle vendor to help by rolling up waffles to hold ice cream.

Frightening a baby is in violation of the law in Missouri.

What is your town best known for? We'd love to know

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September 27, 2006 - 11:54am
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