Having lived in California for 13 years before escaping to Montana I can tell you first hand it’s not your average state.

A $15 minimum wage by 2022 will be on the November ballot. Any person can legally walk into any bathroom or locker room regardless of their sex.

And if that wasn’t bad enough, In Blythe California, you are not allowed to wear cowboy boots unless you own at least 2 cows.

Not 1 but two.

Here are some more fun facts about the Golden State.

Fun Facts About California

  • One of every 8 Americans call California home or are from there.
  • Every state has an official animal. California’s is the California Grizzly Bear (Ursus Californicus). Don’t go to the petting zoo — this species of bear is extinct.
  • California leads the nation in many things including pollution. The five worst polluting cities are all in California.
  • Some times you feel like a nut. California produces 80 percent of the almonds in the world.
  • California has 130,000 folks who are guests of the state in state and federal prisons.
  • Party poopers. California finally had to make LSD illegal after 1966. Most Californians have no idea what happened in 1965.
  • A light bulb in a fire station in California has been burning continuously since 1901. It’s never been turned off.
  • Ironically, what was the first state to ban marijuana 100 years ago? You guessed it — California.
  • Step up to a vending machine at a gas station in Hollywood and get a nice, hot, microwaved Burrito. I think I need one for the house.
  • Yes, at one point in time Antarctica was once as warm as California is today. Nearby landmasses approached Florida temps.
  • California ski resorts can thank Chinese pollution for their increases in snowfall.
  • While California was building 23 prisons since 1980, the University of California did open one new campus. Let’s hear it for advances in education.

Some Final Thoughts

And just when you thought you had seen it all in political correctness, California and three other states outlawed Ladies Night? Why you ask?

The unsurprising answer is — gender discrimination.

Yes, ladies night is unfair to dudes.

You can’t make this stuff up.

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