My weekend was decent. I got to spend some excellent time with my parents and with some college buddies at Kurt’s American cookfest 2010. Sadly, all this was dampened by a frustrating cold that I’ve been struggling to contain. Even after trying to rest up last week, my Sunday was spent mostly in bed, and Monday was spent within an arm’s reach of a tissue box.

But it’s now Tuesday and I’m mostly back in action.

I spent today’s lunch looking at state area. Recently I was talking to some friends and we were wondering how many states could fit into other states. For example, let’s say you took Maine and you started by putting the smallest state (Rhode Island) inside. Next up, Delaware. Then Connecticut. How many states could you fit? Answer: 5. What about some of the other states?

Well, here’s a chart for ya:

State Data

(it should be noted that this data includes water area and is just by area, not by Tetris.)

Now your first question is very likely: how is this information useful?

Well, it’s not really. Not one bit.

4 thoughts on “Weekend!

  • 7/6/2010 at 1:29 pm

    Just so you know… Delaware’s abbreviation is DE instead of DW.

    • 7/6/2010 at 1:30 pm

      DW?!?! What was I thinking. I would update the chart, but I didn’t save it and don’t really want to recreate it.

      ugh. How embarrassing!

  • 7/8/2010 at 1:08 pm

    How would it look with Washington DC or Puerto Rico tossed in there.

  • 7/12/2010 at 6:21 pm

    I disagree. This chart is very useful. To any Texan it disproves their claims of greatness.


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