Welcome all new settlers to the state of Nebraska. The capital of The Cornhusker State is Lincoln. Speaking of Lincoln, Nebraska, the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ football stadium is capable of holding more than 90,000 people. On game day, the stadium becomes the 3rd most populated place in the state!
Nebraska is a sparsely populated state with a total population of about 1.8 million people and most of its residents living in rural communities.
The word “Nebraska” means “flat water” and refers to the Platte River that flows throughout the state. Nebraska has more miles of river than any other state. The state has nearly 80,000 miles of rivers and streams that add to the state’s natural resources.
Some interesting facts about Nebraska are: The 911 system of emergency communication that is now used across the United States was first developed and used in Lincoln, Nebraska. Rather surprisingly, Nebraska is a popular place with refugees, who move to America from impoverished and war-torn countries.
Like Pearl Harbor, Nebraska was bombed during the Second World War. The Japanese exploded a bomb over Dundee, which is part of Omaha, in April 1945. Happily, it only caused limited damage, and the incident was not reported until the end of the war.
Some of Nebraska’s Funny Laws:
(1) In Blue Hill, Nebraska, no female wearing a ‘hat that would scare a timid person’ can be seen eating onions in public.
(2) It is illegal to fly a plane while drunk.
(3) If a child burps during church, his parent may be arrested.
(4) Barbers are forbidden from eating onions between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
(5) It is illegal to go whale fishing