The "Out There" State
The Dude Abides
Soccer Mom (Milfius californicatus)
California Poppy (smackus intravenous)
California Redwood (Enormus bigasstreeus)
Find Yourself Here ... Or There. Or Wherever, man!
California Über Alles by The Dead Kennedys
Other Notable Symbols
Mammal: Insane Fame Seeker (Papparazzi parasiticus)
Grass: Grass (Cannabis sativa)
Insect: Dog-faced boy
Sally Ride was originally found, along with a caveman, frozen in a block of ice in Encino, CA by Pauly Shore. She later became the first female astronaut. No one has ever actually been born in Encino, however just about anyone who gets moderately famous moves there at some point.
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world. It is made entirely of 14 karat gold. Every year painters use approximately 10,000 gallons of rust-colored paint on the bridge to cover the gold in order to hide it from fortune-seekers.
California has the highest and lowest people in the United States. Whitney Houston and Lindsey Lohan are approximately 14,494 feet above sea level. Most of the members of the Grateful Dead are 282 feel below sea level. (Although some of Jerry Garcia is scattered around the Ganges River in India, the rest of him was dumped into San Francisco Bay.)