Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Who is the famous criminal in Wisconsin who was accused of killing and exhuming women and taking their skin?||Wisconsin
Ed Gein. Ed Gein lived in Plainfield, WI. Gein was accused of killing two women after cops found skulls, organs, and skin around his house. He wasn't found guilty in court, instead they said he was psychotic.
|What is the lowest temperature ever in Wisconsin?||Wisconsin
-55 F. It was -55 degrees on February 2nd and 4th in 1996.
|What was the highest temperature ever in Wisconsin?||Wisconsin
114 F. It was 114 degrees in Wisconsin on July 13, 1936 in Wisconsin Dells.
|Where is the biggest tourist attraction?||Wisconsin
Wisconsin Dells. Wisconsin Dells is home to many hotels and water parks.
|Wisconsin's quarter will be minted along with which states?||Wisconsin
Michigan, Florida, Texas, and Iowa. Wisconsin's quarter will be minted in 2004.
|Where is the Wisconsin State fair held?||Wisconsin
West Allis. The fair is from July 31 to August 10.
|What year was Wisconsin admitted to the Union?||Wisconsin
1848. Wisconsin was admitted on May 29, 1848.
|What is the biggest city in Wisconsin?||Wisconsin
Milwaukee. The population of Milwaukee is 628,088
Wood Violet. The wood violet is pretty but don't pick it, it's illegal!
On Wisconsin. The state song was written by William T. Purdy.
Wood County. It is located in Wood County, 9 miles southeast of Marshfield.
Wisconsinite. Some famous Wisconsinites include Laura Ingalls Wilder, Harry Houdini, and Orson Welles.
t. It took over 10,000 years for the rich, productive Antigo silt loam to be formed. It was made the state soil in 1983 to remind people of their responsibilties to the land.
milk. Wisconsin is the nation's leading milk-producing state. It was made the state beverage in 1987.
Dairy cow. The category of "domesticated animal" was added to the list of state symbols in 1971 to recognize the importance of the dairy cow to the state's economy.
Corn. In 1989, the legislature made corn the state grain to draw attention to its importance as both a cash crop and fodder for the dairy herds.
f. The state fossil is trilobite, a common and easily found and recognized fossil in Wisconsin. The legislature named it the state fossil in 1985.
Red granite. Red granite is an igneous rock composed of quartz and feldspar. It is mined in several part of the state and was named the state rock in 1971.
Wood violet. Wisconsin's schoolchildren nominated four candidates for the state flower in 1908: the violet, wild rose, trailing arbutus, and white water lily. The final vote was taken on Arbor Day of that year and the violet won. It became the state flower in 1949.
Sugar maple. Schoolchildren voted the sugar maple as their favorite tree in both 1893 and 1948. In 1949, the legislature made it official.
Robin. In 1926-1927, Wisconsin's schoolchildren chose the robin as the state bird. It received twice as many votes as any other bird.
Muskellunge. The "muskie" was made the official state fish in 1955.
badger. The badger appears on the state seal, flag, and in the capitol architecture, and is mentioned in the state song. It was made the official state animal in 1957.
t. A possible theory is that it's an Ojibwa word for 'gathering of the waters'. It's one of the theories about the origin of the name.
|What nationally renowned tourist attraction is home to Noah's Ark, Tommy Bartlett's Robot World, Big Chief Go-Cart, the Wisconsin Ducks and more?||Wisconsin - Potpourri
Wisconsin Dells. The Wisconsin Dells attracts tourist from all over. The Dells are reputed for waterparks, indoor and outdoor.
|What festival is held in Milwaukee every summer and brings in the nation's top performers to its Marcus Amphitheater on the shores of Lake Michigan?||Wisconsin - Potpourri
Summerfest. Summerfest is staged on the festival grounds on Lake Michigan's western shore and lasts for about a month.
Miller. Miller Brewing Company hails from Milwaukee and creates such popular beers as Miller Lite, Miller High Life, Milwaukee's Best, and Miller Genuine Draft.
|What famed SNL alumni and comedian, who sadly died of an overdose, was from Madison, Wisconsin?||Wisconsin - Potpourri
Chris Farley. Chris Farley climbed to fame as part of the cast of Saturday Night Live and starred in the hit comedy Tommy Boy with David Spade.
|What nickname do Wisconsin residents have that is often represented by a hat in the shape of a yellow dairy product?||Wisconsin - Potpourri
Cheeseheads. Green Bay Packer fans can be often seen sporting these cheesehead hats in the stands of Lambeau Field during the football games.
|What is the name of the four-day rock concert staged at the Chippewa Valley Music Festival Grounds that attracts such acts as Def Leppard, Scorpions, Journey, and Sammy Hagar?||Wisconsin - Potpourri
Rockfest. Rockfest attracts more than thirty thousand people every July. Approximately ten bands/singers perform throughout each of the four days with headline acts beginning around eleven o'clock every night. Thousands of people utilize the adjacent campgrounds and set up creative campsites for concert goers to enjoy when not at one of the shows.
|Which Wisconsin city was named the healthiest in the nation by Mens Health Magazine in 2003?||Wisconsin - Potpourri
Madison. Madison is nationally reknown for its superior living standards (criteria: quality of life, education, cultural organizations, etc).