California facts

1 out of every 8 Americans is from California.
California ‘s official state animal is extinct.
The five worst cities in the U.S. for air pollution are all in California.
California produces 80% of the world’s almonds.
California has more than 130,000 people in prison.
LSD was legal in California until 1966.
A light bulb that hasn’t been turned off since 1901 still shines at a fire station in California.
California was the first U.S. state that banned Marijuana a century ago.
In January 2014, a woman was beaten to death in California over an accidental photobomb.
There’s a microwaveable Burrito Vending Machine at a gas station in Hollywood, California.
Antarctica was once as warm as modern-day California.
Air pollution in China increases snowfall in California.
California has built 23 prisons since 1980. In the same period, the University of California system has opened just one new campus.
In 1818, the argentine pirate Hippolyte Bouchard attacked Monterey, California. After an hour of combat, Argentina’s flag flew over it.
There’s a town named “Cool” and another called “Squabbletown” in California.
In California and 3 other U.S. states, “Ladies’ Night” are against the law because they are gender discrimination.
California is the world’s 5th largest supplier of food.
There’s a coast-to-coast hiking trail that stretches from Delaware to California.
City of Industry, California, has a population of 219 but is home to 80,000 jobs.
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%.
Southern California has about 10,000 earthquakes each year, though most are so small that they are never felt.
Latinos now outnumber whites in California since 2015.
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.
In 2010, some schools in southern California banned a dictionary for including a definition of oral sex.
Every 2 weeks, on average, someone jumps off the Golden Gate Bridge.



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