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Ohio: America's nerdiest state

Jason Singer • Jan 26, 2011 at 9:31 PM

Ohio is America's nerdiest state, at least according to Time Magazine.

The popular magazine posted a map on its website today titled, "Why Your State Sucks: The Great American Map of Fail," which identifies each state's worst trait.

Using various statistics and sources, Time determined North Dakota has the ugliest residents and Tennessee has the most corruption. Meanwhile, Massachusetts has the worst drivers and Arizona has a drinking problem.

Ohio's wasn't so bad: We're the nerdiest people.

How did they determine such a seemingly random label? They used a surprising statistic: A higher percentage of Ohioans use public libraries than any other population in the country.

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