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Moving To Kansas- Fun Facts

When relocating to Kansas it is a mistake to think that the capital of Kansas is Kansas City, it is Topeka, and the biggest city is Wichita with a population of 389,938.

The major crop of Kansas is wheat. In a year, Kansas grows enough wheat to bake 36 billion loaves of bread – more than anywhere else in the United States.

The Arkansas River changes its name as it changes states. In Kansas, it’s called the Arkansas (ar-kansas). In Colorado and Oklahoma, it’s called the Arkansaw.

In 1887, Argonia, Kansas made history by electing the nation’s first female mayor, Susan Madora Salter.

Kansas was famously Dorothy’s home in Frank L. Baum’s ‘The Wizard of Oz’, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie series of books documenting her upbringing on the plains is set in Kansas.

In 1928, a tornado blew through Kansas so powerfully that it plucked feathers off chickens on its way past.

As a newly located resident of Kansas, it will be a good idea to learn some of their Funny Laws:

(1) It’s illegal to shoot rabbits from a motorboat.

(2) Kansas City state capital Topeka has a law against singing the alphabet while walking in the street at night.

(3)  it’s against the law to scream in a haunted house.

(4) If you want to whistle a tune, you can technically be arrested for causing a disturbance.

(5) It is illegal to hit a vending machine that stole your money. 

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