Anyone who grew up in Virginia (like me) probably remembers the state history and geography classes that taught them a thing or two about “Old Dominion” — there are a ridiculous number of presidents who called Virginia home and there’s a famous fried egg in a cavern. If you’ve ever called Virginia home, you certainly already know a few crazy and fun things about the state, but you still probably didn’t know these.
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1. People here cannot drive in the snow.
2. Virginia is for (beer and wine) lovers. Find more than 60 craft breweries and 230 wineries across this state. Vineyards – https://wineindustryinsight.com/?p=93965
3. Virginia is the Internet. It is estimated that 50-70% of all internet traffic flows through data centers located in Northern Virginia.
4. Thousands of people watch more than 100 wild ponies swim in an event that’s been taking place for almost a century. Every year, “Saltwater Cowboys” corral more than 100 wild horses in a swim from Assateague Island to Chincoteague Island in Eastern Virginia.
5. 8 Presidents Have Been Born On Virginian Soil. More presidents have been born in Virginia than in any other state: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, Woodrow Wilson.
6. It’s Illegal To Tickle Women in Virginia
7. Virginia Has The World’s Only Oyster Museum. The Oyster and Maritime Museum of Chincoteague Island is the only one of its sort
8. Virginia has a lot of signs. The signs are historical markers. Consider it an outdoor classroom. Virginia’s history is long, diverse, complex, tragic, and absolutely fascinating. It’s hard to find a corner of the state that wasn’t the site of something significant, and that’s a fact we’re proud of.
9. Virginia has good colleges and attracts a lot of out of staters. Virginia has some of the top schools in the nation.
10. Virginia is home to many incredible underground caverns, a favorite activity of tourists and locals alike.
11. Virginia has all four season and Its humid – you get used to it.
12. The “virgin” part of the state’s name is no coincidence; Virginia was named after England’s “Virgin Queen,” Elizabeth I.
13. Virginia is home to 36 National Parks, including historic sites, battlefields, mountains and more.
14. About half of all the people in the United States live within a 500-mile radius of the capital of Virginia.
As it turns out, Virginia is for lovers, presidents, and oysters (but not ticklers—they can stay out). All the links are in the comments below. I make new videos every week so be sure to subscribe to my channel. If you liked this video be sure to give it a thumbs up. If you have any suggestions drop it in the comments and I will add it to my next video! Thanks for watching! Bye for now