From The Archives…

I’m kinda shot and taking the lazy way out… This is from June 20th 2004. #4 and 13 are no longer correct, however the rest of them seem accurate. I vaguely remember researching all of these.

“Learn About Jersey”

1. New Jersey has the highest population density in the U.S. An average 1,030 people per sq. mi., which is 13 times the national average.

2. New Jersey has the highest percent urban population in the U.S. with about 90% of the people living in an urban area.

3. New Jersey is the only state where all its counties are classified as metropolitan areas

4. North Jersey is the car theft capital of the world, with more cars stolen in Newark then any other city. Even the 2 largest cities, NYC and LA put together.

5. New Jersey has the most dense system of highways and railroads in the U.S

6. New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to as the diner capital of the world.

7. North Jersey has the most shopping malls in one area in the world with seven major shopping malls in a 25 sq. mile radius.

8. New Jersey is a leading industrial state and is the largest chemical producing state in the nation.

9. Passaic river was the site to the first submarine ride by inventor John P. Holland.

10. New Jersey is a major seaport state with the largest seaport in the U.S. located in Elizabeth.

11. Jack Nicholson, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Redman, Das EFX, Naughty by Nature, Sugar Hill Gang, Lords of the Underground, Jason Alexander, Queen Latifa, Shaq, Judy Blume, Arron Burr, Whitney Houston, Eddie Money, Frank Sinatra, Grover Cleveland, all New Jersey natives.

12. The light bulb, phonograph (record player), motion picture projector were invented by Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park laboratory

13. New Jersey is home to the Miss America pageant held in Atlantic City.

14. Atlantic City is where the street names came from for the game monopoly

15. New Jersey has the largest petroleum containment area outside of the Middle East countries.

16. Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world.

17. The first baseball game was played in Hoboken.

18. New Jersey has 108 toxic waste dumps. Which is the most in any one state in the nation.

19. The first Drive-In Movie theatre was opened in Camden

20. The first Indian reservation was in New Jersey.

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