Just when you thought 2020 could not be any weirder than it already is, a map detailing what each state disproportionately purchases. Thank you Zippia.com for making me tilt my head in every way and thank you for the countless "What the heck?" comments that have my co-workers concerned about my internet searches. Can we blame COVID-19 for the obscure ways that Americans are spending the money? The break down on what people are disproportionately spending their money on is very riveting.

First off, Louisiana, why do you need so much asbestos? How is it even legal to purchase an item that causes mesothelioma? According to Maacenter.com "Currently, up to 1% of asbestos is legal to use in products in the U.S. While a seemingly small amount, exposure to any amount of the mineral can cause asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma." What is Louisiana so busy making with asbestos?

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Why does a Tennesse need typewriters all of a sudden? Is there a surge of street poets in Frankin and Nashville? Did the release of "Midnight Sun" by Stephanie Meyer awaken the vampires?  Why does Indiana need so much human blood? Of course, Texas needed barbed wire surprised no one. They were voted "Most Likely to Secede", they're trying to stay closed off for a while.

  1. Alabama - Artillery Weapons
  2. Alaska - Iron Structures
  3. Arizona - Gherkins
  4. Arkansas - Airplanes
  5. California - Smoking Pipes
  6. Colorado - Buffalos
  7. Connecticut - Silver
  8. Delaware - Chloroform
  9. Florida - Coffee Substitutes
  10. Georgia - Swords
  11. Hawaii - Spam
  12. Idaho - Wine
  13. Illinois - Anchovies
  14. Indiana - Human Blood
  15. Iowa - Corn Cereals
  16. Kansas - Engine parts
  17. Kentucky Rear - View Mirrors
  18. Louisiana - Asbestos
  19. Maine - Ham Shoulder
  20. Maryland - Cinnamon
  21. Massachusetts - Lobster
  22. Michigan - Seats
  23. Minnesota - Live Geese
  24. Mississippi - Car Gear Boxes
  25. Missouri - Postcards
  26. Montana - Precious Metal Waste
  27. Nebraska - Bacon
  28. Nevada - Tequila
  29. New Hampshire - Blown Glass Sheets
  30. New Jersey - Snails
  31. New Mexico - Nuclear Reactors
  32. New York - Faux Fur
  33. North Carolina - Cigarette Lighters
  34. North Dakota - Sunflower Seeds
  35. Ohio Telescopic - Shaft Umbrellas
  36. Oklahoma - Textile Hosepipin
  37. Oregon Railway - Track Wood
  38. Pennsylvania - Chocolate
  39. Rhode Island - India Ink Drawing Pens
  40. South Carolina - Sewing Needles
  41. South Dakota - Beef
  42. Tennessee - Typewriters
  43. Texas -Barbed Wire
  44. Utah - Gold
  45. Vermont - Gasoline
  46. Virginia - Peanuts
  47. Washington - Peppermint Essential Oils
  48. West Virginia - Molybdenum
  49. Wisconsin - Sweaters
  50. Wyoming - Military Apparel