The following 17 questions are things that may or may not make sense or come naturally to the rest of the world. But to us, they are just a way of life. Some are serious and some are just for fun, but there’s something special about being from Virginia, and these questions prove it.
1. What’s the big deal with 5 Guys?
Aside from being one of the tastiest “fast-food” burgers on the planet, there are also the fries. Simply amazing.
2. Will there ever be a time when I-95 is free of construction?
No. At this point, we are fairly certain that the orange cones are simply decoration.
3. Can Hokies and Wahoos co-exist in peace?
Absolutely. Well...usually. Just not during football season. Or basketball season. And maybe baseball season.
4. Oh right, and a Wahoo and Hokie? What are they exactly?
“Wahoos” are the students, alum and fans of the University of Virginia Cavaliers.
“Hokies” are Virginia Tech crew and the “Hokie Bird” is the official mascot for VT.
5. What’s the most beautiful place in Virginia?
Ha! Trick question. They’re all beautiful and depending on your preference of beaches, mountains or rolling countryside, there’s something for everyone. This particular spot is Cahas Mountain in Franklin County.
6. What’s the appropriate age to stop playing dress-up?
There isn’t one.
7. Ok, so if you’re going to dress up, is there an appropriate time and place to do it?
Nope. Anytime. Anywhere.
8. Who do you want on your team for the history round at trivia quiz night?
Any Virginian will do. When it comes to history, we know our stuff.
9. Is it possible to go from winter to spring in the course of a single day?
Let’s just say that we have all turned the heat and a/c both on and off between morning and night – at least once.
10. Why the Redskins, Virginia?
Because Hail to the Redskins. That’s why.
11. Who had the first Thanksgiving?
We did. Two full years before the Pilgrims, for that matter. It happened on December 4, 1619, at the Berkeley Hundred, a James River plantation between Richmond and Williamsburg. A group of colonists gathered to feast and give thanks – thus, Thanksgiving was born.
12. What makes Smithfield ham so absolutely amazing?
Peanut-fed hogs from Smithfield, a special, centuries-old curing process developed in Smithfield and the fact that by law, a ham can only be called a Smithfield ham if it's made within the town limits.
13. Can ponies swim?
14. If you had to eat a squirrel, what would be the best way to do it?
In a mouth-watering Brunswick stew, of course. While we usually use chicken these days, traditional recipes call for squirrel.
15. Where can you find the world’s best oysters?
Right here, of course. With 7 regions offering 7 distinct flavors, Virginia is the known as the oyster capital of the world.
16. What does Virginia is for Lovers mean?
It means we love our landscapes, seasides and mountaintops, our history, our culture and our way of life. Simply put, we love being Virginians.
17. And why is being a Virginian so great?
This pretty much sums it up: “To be a Virginian, either by Birth, Marriage, Adoption, or even on one’s Mother’s side, is an Introduction to any State in the Union, a Passport to any Foreign Country, and a Benediction from Above.” – Anonymous. Simply put, it’s an amazing place to call home – however you landed here.
Now it’s your turn! What questions would you add to the list? We would love to hear your contributions in the comments below.