Mississippi Fun Facts
Facts About Mississippi, Funny Laws & Silly Stuff
Mississippi became a part of the union in 1817 and it was the 20th state to join. Are you ready for more Mississippi fun facts while your making road trip plans? Would you like to find some educational facts about Mississippi that would be fun for your little ones to laugh at? If so, you have come to the right place.
The following Mississippi fun facts can educate and entertain, but more important, all of these facts about Mississippi will bring some fun to your journey through the state while your doing your road trip plans.
Mississippi Fun FactsGet ready for the time of your life, but it all starts with doing your homework and learning some facts about where you are headed during your road trip plans.
Fancy a Root Beer
When you pass through Mississippi, make sure you enjoy a root beer float. Root beer was originally created in Biloxi, MI in 1898.
First female postie
In 1914, Mississippi allowed the first woman in the country to take to the streets to deliver mail. Mamie Thomas drove a buggy to deliver mail to her neighbors starting in 1914.
If you ever need a heart or lung transplant, make sure to pay your respects to the medical professionals in Mississippi. The very first heart and lung transplants were successfully performed in this state. One was performed in 1963 and the other in 1964.
Mississippi was also the builder of the very first nuclear submarine to grace the Southern United States.
Liberty, MI put up a confederate monument in 1871. This was the first monument of its kind in the U.S.
Walter Payton was the first football star to grace the front of a Wheaties box. He was a native of Columbia, Mississippi.
Have you ever heard of Natchez? It is the longest standing permanent settlement located along the Mississippi River. It was established in 1716 and at one point had 500 millionaires in residence. Talk about “land of the lucky!”
Mississippi's Vicksburg National Cemetery is one of the largest U.S. national cemeteries. Only the Arlington National Cemetery has it beat.
Hard Times in the South
The Civil War was hard on everyone, but it had a particularly devastating impact on this state. It is estimated that close to 60,000 of the nearly 80,000 Mississippi Confederate military soldiers either never returned from the war or returned injured.
Have you ever used Pine Sol?
Harry A. Cole, Sr. created Pine Sol in the early 1900s. He was a native of this state.
Birth of the Teddy Bear
The term “teddy bear” originated from a 1902 hunting trip in Mississippi. President Roosevelt ordered a bear to be killed out of mercy, and the teddy bear was born.
Warships named after MI
More than two warships in the United States have taken on the name of USS Mississippi.
Fun Facts About Mississippi: Silly Mississippi LawsThe interesting facts may be over, but there are still some crazy laws that you have to be aware of when venturing through this state:
Watch out Kids
If you are tired of your disobedient children, move them to Mississippi. The next time they fail to obey, you will be legally supported in shaving off their hair.
Baby Candy is Safe
Give the candy to the baby and back away slowly. It is illegal in this state to steal candy from babies.
Save the Eagles
Eagle soup is forbidden in this state, so make pie instead.
If you wear false teeth, keep them in your mouth when you dine out. Mississippi law forbids throwing dentures at others in a restaurant.
The next time your church service is rudely interrupted, just make a citizen's arrest. Mississippi law completely supports this action.
Mississippi is Known For...Now that you have some great Mississippi fun facts to share with the family, it's time to consider what this state is most well known for while making your road trip plans. This is your final section of facts about Mississippi, so soak it all up. This state is most well-known for counting by the state name (one Mississippi, Two Mississippi, etc.); blues music; literature, since many famous authors were Mississippi natives, food and Southern hospitality
Finally, the last of your Mississippi fun facts is a list of well-known people born in the state:
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