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BUSS Round 1 - Mississippi vs. Utah

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Mississippi or Utah?

Poll ended at Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:45 am

Mississippi
15
54%
Utah
13
46%
 
Total votes : 28

BUSS Round 1 - Mississippi vs. Utah

Postby ironman » Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:45 am

Mississippi
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Capital City: Jackson
State Bird: Mock-YEAH-ing-YEAH-bird-YEAH-YEAH!
Famous Mississippians
Elvis Presley, Singer
Brett Favre, Football Player
B.B. King, Guitarist
Jim Henson, Muppet Creator
Walter Payton, Football Player
Jerry Rice, Football Player

Quick Facts
- In 1963 the University of Mississippi Medical Center accomplished the world's first human lung transplant and, on January 23, 1964, Dr. James D. Hardy performed the world's first heart transplant surgery.

- Borden's Condensed Milk was first canned in Liberty.

- In 1902 while on a hunting expedition in Sharkey County, President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt refused to shoot a captured bear. This act resulted in the creation of the world-famous teddy bear.

- The world's largest shrimp is on display at the Old Spanish Fort Museum in Pascagoula.

- The world's largest cactus plantation is in Edwards.

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Utah
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Capital City: Salt Lake City
State Bird: Common American Gull
Famous Utahns
Butch Cassidy, Outlaw
Merlin Olsen, Football Player
The Osmonds, :-o
Roseanne Barr, Comedian
James Woods, Actor

Quick Facts
- Completion of the world's first transcontinental railroad was celebrated at Promontory where the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads met on May 10, 1869. It is now known as Golden Spike National Historic Site

- Levan, is "navel" spelled backwards. It is so named because it is in the middle of Utah.

- Utah is the site of the nations first department store. Zions Co-operative Mercantile Institution was established in the late 1800's. It is still in operation today as ZCMI.

- The Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City took 40 years to complete. The Mormon temples in St. George, Manti and Logan Utah were completed before the Salt Lake Temple.

- Interstate 70 enters the eastern edge of the state, from Grand Junction Colorado, and ends where it intersects Interstate 15, near Cove Fort. This section of Interstate 70 is one of the most deserted stretches of Interstate in the United States.
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Postby ironman » Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:48 am

Utah is great if you are either

A) a skier
B) a Mormon
C) Karl Malone
D) a sheep

I'm none of the above. Plus I gotta at least give props to Mississippi for producing a great number of football players and musicians. ;-D
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Postby Coppermine » Mon Dec 19, 2005 12:09 pm

My vote had to go to Utah. Even though I lived there for about a year of my life... when I was 2, I visited Provo on a business trip a few years ago. Besides the fact that I couldn't find a drop of alcohol, the city and area were gorgeous. The Rocky Mountains truly are a sight that everyone should see.

I'm not an advocate of polygamy, but I'm not a big fan of inbreeding either. Utah gets my vote!

I'd say that Mississippi is the worst state and a variety of categories, including having the lowest median income in the country and widespread poverty, continuing problems with civil rights, and flooding, dear God, the flooding!

Plus, Utah is where that kid sawed off his own arm after getting it caught in a rock while rock climbing in a remote area.

Hiker cuts off his own arm to survive. Aron Ralston became a national hero. After being trapped for five days pinned under an 800 pound boulder in a remote area near Canyonlands National Park, he sawed off his arm with a pocketknife and got help.
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:05 pm

Coppermine wrote:
Plus, Utah is where that kid sawed off his own arm after getting it caught in a rock while rock climbing in a remote area.

Hiker cuts off his own arm to survive. Aron Ralston became a national hero. After being trapped for five days pinned under an 800 pound boulder in a remote area near Canyonlands National Park, he sawed off his arm with a pocketknife and got help.


I'm going with Utah since MIssissippi just outlawed slavery a few years back..

Utah has good skiing and the canyonlands.

Aron Ralston shouldn't be a national hero he's more of a wreckloose. He did a stupid thing by going into the desert by himself and not telling anyone. A week earlier he was trapped up to his neck in snow and had to dig himself out.

The kid didn't tell anyone where he was that time either.
Basically he asked for trouble until it finally got him
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Postby Coppermine » Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:13 pm

acsguitar wrote:
Coppermine wrote:
Plus, Utah is where that kid sawed off his own arm after getting it caught in a rock while rock climbing in a remote area.

Hiker cuts off his own arm to survive. Aron Ralston became a national hero. After being trapped for five days pinned under an 800 pound boulder in a remote area near Canyonlands National Park, he sawed off his arm with a pocketknife and got help.


I'm going with Utah since MIssissippi just outlawed slavery a few years back..

Utah has good skiing and the canyonlands.

Aron Ralston shouldn't be a national hero he's more of a wreckloose. He did a stupid thing by going into the desert by himself and not telling anyone. A week earlier he was trapped up to his neck in snow and had to dig himself out.

The kid didn't tell anyone where he was that time either.
Basically he asked for trouble until it finally got him


I agree with all that, but the dude cut off his own arm! That's pretty impressive.
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Postby Kingctb27 » Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:19 pm

Utah for me. ;-D
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Postby curious_george_43545 » Mon Dec 19, 2005 4:59 pm

both states suck, but rednecks are better than mormons
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Postby LooseCannon » Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:02 pm

Had to go with Salt Lake...
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:06 pm

curious_george_43545 wrote:both states suck, but rednecks are better than mormons


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Postby 3 run homer » Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:18 pm

Escalante and multiple wives, what could be better ;-D
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