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Connecticut

Connecticut is one of the 13 original colonies. It is nicknamed the “Constitution State” because its Orders, adopted in1639, served as a model for the U.S. Constitution. Among other things, the Orders gave voters the right to elect government officials.

If you’re planning on becoming a resident of Connecticut, and your move includes traveling by car, you should know that, in 1937, Connecticut became the first state to issue permanent auto license plates.

Teacher, Noah Webster found that the education system needed work in moving ahead, so he began writing his own books in American English. His first dictionary was published in 1806 and today we know it as Webster’s Dictionary.

Lollypops were a Connecticut invention. In1908 in New Haven, George Smith got the idea to put candy on a stick so that it would be easier to consume. These first lollypops were made of soft candy.

Planning on moving to Connecticut? If you want to melt into the general population, you should have a substantial personal income. The personal income per capita in Connecticut is the highest in the country.

Connecticut’s Funny Laws:

(1)  You can be stopped by the police for biking over 65 miles per hour.

(2) It is illegal to discharge a firearm from a public highway.

(3) In Hartford, you aren’t allowed to cross a street while walking on your hands.

(4) No one may use a white cane, unless they are blind.