1. 1 out of every 8 Americans is from California.
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  2. If it were a country, California would be the 8th economy in the world and the 35th most populous.
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  3. California has been the birthplace of the film industry, the hippie counterculture, the Internet, and the personal computer.
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  4. California 's official state animal, the California grizzly bear, is extinct.
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  5. California has more than 130,000 people in prison.
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  6. LSD was legal in California until 1966.
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  7. California contains both the highest point (Mount Whitney) and the lowest point (Death Valley) in the contiguous United States.
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  8. California
    was the first U.S. state
    that banned Marijuana
    a century ago.
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  9. Los Angeles, California, is the second most populous city in the U.S.
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  10. The five worst cities in the U.S. for air pollution are all in California.
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  11. Antarctica was once as warm as modern-day California.
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  12. Air pollution in China increases snowfall in California.
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  13. California has built 23 prisons since 1980. In the same period, the University of California system has opened just one new campus.
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  14. In 1818, the argentine pirate Hippolyte Bouchard attacked Monterey, California. After an hour of combat, Argentina's flag flew over it.
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  15. There's a town named "Cool" and another called "Squabbletown" in California.
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  16. In California and 3 other U.S. states, "Ladies' Night" are against the law because they are gender discrimination.
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  17. California is the world's 5th largest supplier of food.
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  18. There's a coast-to-coast hiking trail that stretches from Delaware to California.
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  19. City of Industry, California,
    has a population of 219
    but is home to
    80,000 jobs.
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  20. California holds 12% of the U.S. population and produces 6.9% of the country's total greenhouse gas emissions. Texas has 8.5% of the population and produces 12.8%.
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  21. Southern California has about 10,000 earthquakes each year, though most are so small that they are never felt.
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  22. Latinos now outnumber whites
    in California since 2015.
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  23. California uses inmates to fight forest fires. Prisoners take the jobs because it reduces their sentence, gets them outside, and pays better than typical prison jobs.
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  24. In 2010, some schools in southern California banned a dictionary for including a definition of oral sex.
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  25. Every 2 weeks, on average, someone jumps off the Golden Gate Bridge.
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  26. A light bulb that hasn't been turned off since 1901 still shines at a fire station in California.
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  27. 3 of the world's largest 20 firms by revenue (Apple, Chevron, and McKesson) are headquartered in California.
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  28. There's a microwaveable Burrito Vending Machine at a gas station in Hollywood, California.
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  29. In January 2014, a woman was beaten to death in California over an accidental photobomb.
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  30. California's interconnected water system is the world's largest, managing over 40,000,000 acre feet of water per year.
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  31. The Indigenous peoples of California included more than 70 distinct groups of Native Americans.
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  32. Although only 1.5% of the state's economy, California's agriculture industry has the highest output of any U.S. state.
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  33. California produces 80% of the world's almonds.
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  34. Earthquakes are common in California because of the state's location along the Pacific Ring of Fire.
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  35. California banned the sale of horse meat for human consumption in 1998.
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  36. The tallest tree and the largest tree in the world are both in California.
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  37. A man in California got a personalized license plate that said "No Plate" and received more than 2500 parking tickets.
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  38. It is illegal to distribute "revenge porn" (video or photos of your ex) in California since 2016.
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  39. On the California side of the U.S.-Mexico border, there's a town called Calexico,
    and on the opposite side there's a town called Mexicali.
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  40. The most disproportionately common physical injury diagnosis in California is "Motor vehicle accident."
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  41. California's economy has surpassed Russia and Italy to become the eight-largest in the world.
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  42. In 1846, California was ruled by Mexico and the settlers in protest declared the territory an independent country for only one month.
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  43. When California joined the Union, the capital was San Jose, then they tried to move to Vallejo and finally settled on Sacramento in 1854.
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  44. In California, you're about as likely to be shot by a toddler than die in an earthquake.
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  45. The California Gold Rush was the largest mass migration in U.S. history. There were more than 300,000 new arrivals in just a few years.
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  46. Instagram data shows that Californians post the most driving selfies of any state population, while Mississippians post the least.
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  47. California generates so much solar power that at times the state will pay Arizona to take it.
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  48. In order to fight discrimination, California law requires certain entertainment websites like IMDB to remove an actor's age or birthday upon request.
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  49. Housing a prisoner in California costs $75,560. That's more than a year at Harvard.
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  50. 200 years ago, 80 to 90 languages were spoken in what is now California.
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  51. Texas, New York and California all have economies bigger than Russia.
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  52. California accounted for nearly half of the U.S. solar electricity generating capacity in 2015.
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  53. In California, the word people most often google ‘how to spell' is ‘Beautiful'.
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  54. California was named after a fictional island in a 16th-century romance novel.
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  55. On January 1st, 2018, recreational marijuana will be legal in California.
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