Friday, April 8, 2011

State Page: Arizona

State Nickname(s)
The Crazy-Ass Gun Nut State

State Motto
Ditat Deus ("Jesus Did It" or "It's All God's Fault")

State Capital

Feb 14, 1914 (58th)

State Bird
Cactus Hen (pokeybirdus chokenondirtus)

State Flower
Sage Brush

State Tree

State Color(s)
Federales Blue & Tarnished Gold

State Mineral/Rocks

State Slogan(s)
Well, OK, Then

State Song(s)
It's a Dry Heat

Other Notable Symbols
Fish: Shai-hulud (sandworm)
Mammal: John McCain 

Famous People
Sandra Day O'Connor was the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. She was born in El Paso Texas.

H.I. McDunnough fought the Lone Biker of the Apocalypse outside the Farmers Bank of LaGrange.

Famous Landmarks
Arizona is famous for its huge empty holes: 
 • The Grand Canyon was formed some 5,000 years ago by Noah's flood.
 • Meteor Crater which was caused when Satan threw a big rock at the Earth while he was having a tantrum because God told him to stop acting like a jerk and go to his room. 
 • The open space between the ears of Jan Brewer, the batshit insane governor of Arizona, who thinks the crazy fever-dreams that go on inside her head should be taken seriously by the rest of the world for some reason.

Interesting Facts
Arizona is also well-known for fights that have taken place there. Aside from H.I. McDunnough (see above), there was a gunfight at the AOK Corral outside the Tombstone Pizza factory, and the long-running feud between visual and radio astronomers that culminated in the Battle of Lowell Observatory in 1968 near Flagstaff. 

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