Ohio: America's nerdiest state

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.
Jason Singer
Jan 26, 2011

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.

Comments

MichelleB

 I'm sure the lack of daylight for half a year doesn't help much, either:

On suicide rates in Alaska -

http://tinyurl.com/6kypd69

MoonDog44870

 People need to bear in mind that the factor that set Ohioans apart was the most avid use of the public libraries. That is why we got called the nerdiest, of course you may think that is a good thing unless you have ever been to a public library lately. Libraries are frequented by creeps, vagrants, vagabonds, and goofballs. You get a wide assortment of deranged homeless people milling about as well as many working edge men who should have somewhere better to be during working hours. Libraries are like Amazon.com for poor dirty people who would rather handle a book that a person with scabies last used rather than get online and buy their own copy-oh wait I forgot their internet service is at the library. 

SanduskyNow

 OMG!.. Here I am sitting in a public library, reading this, when I should be working!  Haaahaaaahaaa!!!!  I'm telling the God honest truth too, which makes it F'n Hilarious!!!!...

kURT

Well with state "stats" let's see how long this post stays.

Joke:    What do you call a girl from Kentucky that can out-run her brother?

A virgin.

Tool Shed

I'll take Nerdiest any day over the other titles.

Run Forest run!

sd561496

See what happens when the writers at Time watch Glee? 

justathought2

Taxpayer,

Do you really think they forgot about Washington D.C.?

Peachy Keen

Looking at the other states' "worst traits", I'd say "nerdiest" is the best thing to be!

Classof16

 Honestly, I think this is true because Perkins School District's pride week was this week. And, on Tuesday the theme was "Nerd Day" and most of my class mates clearly looked like nerds. Including me. ! (: 

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