Late Monday Trivia #55

Category A: Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia*, and Wisconsin.

Category B: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania*, and Rhode Island*.

Category C: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, and Wyoming.

* denotes a close call or ambiguous case.

Will Truman

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  1. I’ll guess U-turns.
    A: States where they are generally prohibited.
    B: States where they are generally permitted.
    C: States where they are permitted in commercial but not residential areas.

  2. Wednesday Hint: The categories are built around whether a state has something, does not have something, or may have something depending on what you mean by something. Not necessarily in that order. I was actually tempted to put the “may have something” in the “does not have something” category, but there were enough of them that they deserved their own category.

  3. My first thought was something related to immigration but Arizona, Colorado, and Texas wouldn’t be on the same list.

    Second thought was something related to handguns but then saw that California was on the same list as Colorado and Texas.

    My third thought was “shouldn’t your third guess have something to do with weed? Keep up appearances?”

    I think my official wrong guess will say that it cannot involve legislation, given the states on the various lists. Instead, it will have to involve demographics. B looks like states with huge numbers of folks with passports, A looks like the states without, C looks like “may” states.

  4. Late Thursday Hint: Georgia used to be in Category A. This is or involves something that you might have heard about, even if you’ve never been to Georgia.

    • The Devil went to places in Category B.

      It’s iffy about Category C.

      Category A remain somewhat purish.

      • There’s also a Hell, Michigan (my cousin got married there!).

        I am increasingly confident in my answer.

    • Will, that makes me think it has something to do with the state flag. But I would say that Georgia’s flag changes have been quite political.

      • I think you’re on the right track with this. I’m going to go with:

        Category A: States with the state seal on the flag
        Category B: States with most or some portion of the state seal on the flag
        Category C: States without the state seal on the flag

        • Mark got it. Though Georgia’s flag was a political issue, the transition from the seal to elements of the seal was tangential to the controversy.

          • You said it didn’t have anything to do with graphics.

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