How well do you know your ABCs? No, not those ABCs; I mean the ABCs of Kansas! Sing it with me now:
A is for Agriculture.
Kansas has a rich history in agriculture and currently leads the world in wheat, grain sorghum, and beef production.
B is for Brownback.
Every Kansan has a strong opinion (one way or the other) of the 46th Governor.
C is for Chiefs.
Kauffman Stadium may be on the Missouri side, but they're OUR team!
D is for Dodge City.
Are you familiar with the term "Get out of Dodge!"? The Dodge being referenced is our very own Dodge City!
E is for EMAW.
Because EVERY man should be a wildcat fan!
F is for Farmers.
The backbone of our country.
G is for the Garden of Eden.
The poster child of roadside attractions.
H is for Humidity.
WHY MUST IT ALWAYS BE SO STINKING HUMID?!
I is for Ike.
Ike liked Abilene and we like Ike!
J is for Jayhawk.
Rock Chalk, you beautiful bird, you!
K is for Konza Prairie.
Located in the heart of the rolling Flint Hills is the Konza Prairie in all its colorful glory!
L is for (USP) Leavenworth.
The medium-security federal prison was once the home of James Earl Ray, Phillip Garrido, and Michael Vick.
M is for Meadowlark.
The Western Meadowlark is the state bird of Kansas.
N is for Nebraska.
We go WAY back with this northern neighbor! (See: Kansas-Nebraska Act.)
O is for Ozarks.
This fact actually surprised me: There is a stretch of Ozarks in the southeast corner of Kansas.
P is for Pizza Hut.
The first Pizza Hut was opened in Wichita by brothers Frank and Dan Carney.
Q is for Quilting.
Did you know that there are close to 100 quilt shops in Kansas alone?! The more you know!
R is for Royals.
S is for Sunflowers.
They don't call it the Sunflower State for nothing...
T is for Topeka.
Our beloved capital city!
U is for University.
Kansas is home to 31 universities, including the highly accredited Kansas State University (Manhattan) and University of Kansas (Lawrence).
V is for Verrückt.
The world's tallest water slide (measuring in at 168") resides in KC.
W is for Wheat.
On average, Kansas produces 328 million bushels of edible gold per year.
X is for XXX.
Has anyone else noticed that there are A LOT of adult bookstores along I-70?!
Y is for Yellow Brick Road.
*insert your own Wizard of Oz joke here*
Z is for Zoo.
Kansas is home to more than a dozen different zoos, small animal parks and sanctuaries.