FACT: It’s Time For Another List About Living In Washington

If you’ve lived in Washington for any substantial amount of time, you’ve probably noticed it can be a strange yet interesting place to call home.

And if you’ve been on the Internet over the last few years, you’ve probably noticed you can’t go more than a few minutes without being distracted by some new clickbait-y list.

If you couldn’t tell yet, Washington and a list are about to be combined once again for your enjoyment.

Over at the real-estate website Movoto.com - which seems to specialize in these sorts of endeavors - they’ve compiled 50 different “facts” about Washington that you may or may not know. (Editor’s note: No, we didn’t verify any of them.)

Some of Movoto’s Washington facts are statistical, if that’s your thing:

“6. Washington exports 70 percent of the nation’s hops, helping happy hours everywhere.”

Some are are semi-surprising:

“23. Seattle, a city known for being overcast much of the year, leads the nation in sunglasses sales.”

“35. Seattle gets a bad rap for being a rainy city but it actually receives less rainfall than Atlanta, New Orleans, and New York.”

Some should have went out of style awhile ago:

“45. The Wave was started by University of Washington Husky fans.”

Sorry about that, sports world. We can’t win them all.

But sometimes we do win:

“17. The San Juan Islands are known for having the largest concentration of Bald Eagles in the continental U.S.”

It doesn’t get any more American than that.

The other 45 Movoto facts can be found here.

 
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