Mental Floss

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

The Tuesday Turnip is back! We gave it a BIG break to give the Internet time to catch up with us, which it has, which means all new interesting searches on Tuesdays! In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up."

As always with this feature, the _floss is not responsible for accuracy. If you know one of the below statements/links to be untrue, by all means, let the world know in the comments below.

Today I typed "the only state" into Google, unearthing the following:

Turnip #1 Alaska is the only state that does not collect state sales tax or levy an individual income tax. To finance state operations, Alaska depends primarily on petroleum revenues. Some of its cities and other local jurisdictions, however, do collect sales tax revenue.

Turnip #2 Which is the only state in the continental U.S. that doesn't observe daylight saving time?Answer: Arizona .

Turnip #3 Which is the only state that has no poisonous snakes? Answer: Maine

Turnip #4 The Madison Capitol [ in Wisconsin ] is distinguished as being the only State Capitol ever built on an isthmus.

Turnip #5 The flag of Texas is the only state flag that is permitted to fly as high as the American flag.

Turnip #6 Do pets need annual rabies vaccination? Alabama is last state left to require them. "[It's] the only state left that does not recognize the three-year vaccine"¦

Turnip #7 Despite long-running efforts for reform in Albany , New York is the only state in the nation that does not give splintered couples the option of pursuing a no-fault divorce.

Turnip #8 Which is the only American state without an ABA-accredited law school? Answer: Alaska