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State
    (November 11, 1889- )
    42nd state to join
    Explored by Juan Perez (1774)
    Nickname: Evergreen State
    Capital: Olympia
    Size: 68,192 square miles (ranks 20th)
    Motto: Bye And Bye
    Bird: Willow Goldfinch
    Flower: Western Coast Rhododendron
    Tree: Western Hemlock
    Song: Washington, My Home
    Only state named after a president
    Microsoft is headquartered in Washington.
    It is the home of grunge rock.
    Mount St Helens and Mount Rainier erupted.
    Temperature ranges from -48ºF (-44ºC) (December 30, 1968) to 118ºF (48ºC) (August 5, 1961).
    The state of Washington became the first state to ban sex discrimination (July 1, 1971).
    Their Major League baseball team, the Seattle Pilots (1969), moved to Milwaukee and became the Brewers.
    One must go through Canada to get to Point Roberts.
    There was such a shortage of women in early Washington, that they needed to advertise to get women.
    Bing Crosby, Bill Gates, Courtney Love, Allison Hayes and Duff McKagan were born in Washington.
    The only floating bridge is located in Lake Washington, Seattle.
    The Space Needle from Century 21 Exposition still stands (Opened April 21, 1962).
    Seattle has a running monorail.
    'Dan Cooper' jumped with $200,000 out of plane over Washington (November 25, 1971).
    Washington State banned sex discrimination (May 17, 1971).
    They have a Major League baseball team named the Seattle Mariners (1977- ).
    They have a NFL football team named the Seattle Seahawks (1976- ).
    They have a NBA basketball team named the Seattle SuperSonics (1967- ).
    Bobby Sherman has a hit with the song 'Seattle.'
    The TV series 'Frasier,' 'Here Come the Brides' and 'Year in the Life' were set in Washington.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 46 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 49 Votes: 65.31% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 69 Votes: 62.32% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 96 Votes: 45.83% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 38 Votes: 60.53% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 49 Votes: 75.51% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 23 Votes: 34.78% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 97 Votes: 59.79% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 42 Votes: 45.24% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 39 Votes: 41.03% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 146 Votes: 50.68% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 130 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 329 Votes: 49.54% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 334 Votes: 49.70% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 939 Votes: 46.43% Annoying
 
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