Mississippi is yet another unique and amazing state in the United States of America. This state has a number of striking facts that make it stand out among all the other American states!!
More than any other state, Mississippi has the largest number of black residents inhabiting the area for long (F.M, 2012).
The Mississippi river, which is the largest river in the United States and its chief waterway, has a very interesting nickname of, the Old Man River (F.M, 2012).
An interesting fun fact about Mississippi is that the Teddy Bear is a creation of Mississippi. It was back in 1902 when the president Roosevelt refused to kill a captured bear that the teddy as a stuffed toy came into being (O.S.M, 2013). Â
Positioned at the University of Mississippi, is an antique Biblical manuscript which is known to be the oldest existing book in America (U.S, 2000).
Mississippi has the maximum number of churches among all the other states of the United States of America. This number is calculated on the per capita basis (U.S, 2000).
There are approximately 241 different species of fish that inhabit the Mississippi River and thus make this river a very active fishing spot (E.M.R, 2009).
During the migration season, about 326 species of birds, which make approximately 60% of the total birds in America, use the Mississippi river basin as their migratory flyway (E.M.R, 2009).
The Old Spanish Fort Museum in Pascagoula, Mississippi has the honor of possessing and displaying the world’s largest shrimp (50S, 2011).
The world’s first human lung transplant and human heart transplant surgery were both carried out in Mississippi at University of Mississippi Medical Centers (50S, 2011).
Mississippi is the land of natural blessings. Along with other blessings showered by Mother Nature, Mississippi is the home to world’s largest cottonwood tree plantation (50S, 2011).