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Infographic: Why Your State's the Worst

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Spend a few years in a state, any state, and you'll start to pick out reasons why it's terrible. Pollution, crime, traffic, wave after wave of ugly, ugly children, etc.

But perception's only part of it. Studies can be used to back up your home state's awfulness with facts and statistics. After all, isn't it better to have tangible evidence as to why you're miserable? Of course it is.

Jeff Wysacki of Pleated Jeans mocked up The United States of Shame -- an easy-to-read infographic which shows you exactly why each state and its residents should feel awful.

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No one gets off easy -- with South Dakota, Maryland, and Washington vying for the worst statistic -- except for Ohio, which bears the curious stat "Nerdiest State." Turns out, it contains the highest number of library visits per capita. Compare that to Alaska or Maine, suddenly extensive knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System doesn't seem so bad.

And as for Utah, I'd swap out "Porn Usage" for "Air Quality."

Unless those stats are somehow linked.
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