The Tar Heel State is always fascinating, but did you know these 11 unique trivia facts about North Carolina? From royal roots to the safest beach, and some of the bravest women in the nation, read on for more interesting information.

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11. And we can’t leave without one more brush with royalty that we’re most excited about.

On Oct. 19, 1957, Queen Elizabeth II visited the University of Maryland for her first American college football game. Unfortunately, the Maryland Terrapins defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels, 21-7. But just imagine being in the crowd that day.

Discover more unique trivia facts about North Carolina. And for those who think they know them all, find a brand new Great American Trivia Challenge: North Carolina Style game from 1986 on Etsy.

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