Interesting Virginia Facts


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1. In the U.S., West Virginia has the highest percentage of people who use drugs to relax (28%), while Alaska has the lowest percentage (13%).
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2. Utah is the happiest state in the U.S.; West Virginia is the unhappiest state
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3. In 17th-century Virginia, missing three Sunday Masses in a row carried the death penalty.
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4. Virginia extends farther west than West Virginia.

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