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10 Disgusting Facts About Mississippi You Would Be Better Off Not Knowing

Ask most Mississippi residents about life in the state and they’ll probably mention the friendly people, beautiful scenery, and abundance of history. But in spite of all that, there are some aspects of Mississippi that aren’t so great. From the economy to poor dietary habits, here are ten disappointing facts about the state that you’d probably rather not know.

Obviously the state’s positive traits far outweigh the not-so-great ones, which is why most of us aren’t even aware of these negative statistics. Were you surprised by anything on this list?

Daniella DiRienzo
Even though she was born in New York, Daniella has lived in the south pretty much her entire life. The self-proclaimed southerner graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011. Since graduation, she has worked as a freelance writer for several websites and opened a clothing consignment shop in her town of Picayune, MS.