Connecticut December 18, 2017
11 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The State Of Connecticut
Looking for some interesting facts to share at your next party or family gathering? There are quite a few obscure, odd and even downright ridiculous details about the state of Connecticut. Here is a list of 11 unknown things about the Nutmeg state and there are a few of them that will make you say hmmmm?
1. Dogs can't have tattoos.
Connecticut residents are required by law to report any tattooed dogs to the police.
2. You couldn't open a soup can without this Connecticut invention.
In 1858, Ezra Warner from Waterbury, invented the can opener. Thank goodness for this invention that we use almost every day!
3. Who knew this was illegal?
It is illegal to throw a used razor blade into the trash in the state of Connecticut.
4. The smallest natural waterfall in the United States is right here in Connecticut.
Mills Pond Falls in Newington has the distinction of being the smallest natural waterfall in America. It may be tiny, but it is still beautiful.
5. We recycle a lot of cans and bottles.
We redeem almost 2 billion cans and bottles for cash each year. On a five cent deposit, that pays out almost 100 million dollars.
6. You can't have this kind of Christmas in the town of Guilford.
It is illegal to use Christmas lights in any color other than white in the town of Guilford. Bah Humbug!
7. Sunshine is not so abundant in Connecticut.
Nutmeggers experience around 2400 hours of sunshine each year which is equal to approximately 100 days. No need to buy stock in sunscreen.
8. Fairfield is home of the Wiffle Ball.
David N. Mullany created the wiffle ball in 1953 at his home for his 12 year old son. It was designed to be able to be thrown with a curve easily. The ball got its unusual name when his son and friends would refer to a strikeout as a "whiff".
9. In Connecticut, many deer are killed each year.
We aren't talking about hunting. Approximately 18,000 deer are killed by vehicles each year. It averages out to be about 50 deer per day. Now that's a lot of roadkill.
10. No clamming after dark.
If you love catching your own clams you have to do it between sunrise and sunset. In Connecticut it is illegal to go clamming after dark.
11. There are over 100 state parks in the Nutmeg State.
We have 107 state parks comprising 34,314 acres. In Connecticut, we are lucky to be able to enjoy all of these places.
How many of these things did you know about Connecticut? Do you have any other fun facts that you can share about the Nutmeg state. You can find even more Connecticut secrets and unknown things in