Statistically speaking, you may or may not know jack!

Did you know that Florida has the lowest highest elevation point of the fifty states? It's Britton Hill at 345 feet above sea level. And Colorado has the highest lowest point - Arikaree River at 3,315 feet above sea level. See for yourself.

Did you know that Sudoku is much more popular than Backgammon? See for yourself!

Gather your friends and see who can claim to be the world's smartest person alive!!

Colorado has the highest mean elevation of the 50 states. Which state has the next highest?

  1. Nevada
  2. New Mexico
  3. Utah
  4. Wyoming

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According to 2011 data from the National Sporting Goods Association, which of the following sports activities is more popular than the other three?

  1. Dart throwing
  2. Muzzleloading
  3. Paintball games
  4. Table tennis/ping pong

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According to 2012 data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Colorado is one of the five leading states for cash receipts for cattle and calves.  Name the other four states.  

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What ranking of countries would be topped by these following five countries?

  • Monaco
  • Singapore
  • Bahrain
  • Maldives
  • Malta

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Of the following independent federal agencies, which one had the most employees as of 2012?

  1. Peace Corps
  2. Railroad Retirement Board
  3. Smithsonian Institution
  4. Tennessee Valley Authority 

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The source used to research these statistics is the online Statistical Abstract of the United States, one of the databases available to customers of the Denver Public Library. Most of the databases are available remotely to customers with a Denver Public Library card.

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Written by Frank on May 5, 2014


Anonymous on May 7, 2014


Muzzleloading. Who Knew!!

Leigh Ann on May 8, 2014


Wow--sure didn't know half of that--guess I don't know Jack (or Jill?)...thanks for the amazing factoids, Frank! and especially the best fact of all, where to go to find the answer(s) :-)

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