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    Map of DC gun violence rates compared to areas with the best/worst access to the internet.

     
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    White track doing some big incursions.
     
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    Damn, those wolves move fast.
     
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  11. TC

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    Did a little research on college towns and thought map thread bros might be interested. I was curious about the locations of each state's main flagship university. (University of Alaska, University of Idaho, etc.) I wanted to see how many were in "college towns" versus the state capital and/or state's largest city. Here are my results.

    Located in state capital (6/50)
    Located in state's largest city (8/50)

    Alabama - Tuscaloosa
    Alaska - Fairbanks
    Arizona - Tucson
    Arkansas - Fayetteville
    California - Berkeley
    Colorado - Boulder
    Connecticut - Storrs
    Delaware - Newark
    Florida - Gainesville
    Georgia - Athens
    Hawaii - Honolulu
    Idaho - Moscow
    Illinois - Champaign
    Indiana - Bloomington
    Iowa - Iowa City
    Kansas - Lawrence
    Kentucky - Lexington
    Louisiana - Lafayette
    Maine - Orono
    Maryland - College Park
    Massachusetts - Amherst
    Michigan - Ann Arbor
    Minnesota - Minneapolis
    Mississippi - Oxford
    Missouri - Columbia
    Montana - Missoula
    Nebraska - Lincoln
    Nevada - Reno
    New Hampshire - Durham
    New Jersey - New Brunswick
    New Mexico - Albuquerque
    New York - New York

    North Carolina - Chapel Hill
    North Dakota - Grand Forks
    Ohio - Athens
    Oklahoma - Norman
    Oregon - Eugene
    Pennsylvania - Philadelphia
    Rhode Island - Kingston
    South Carolina - Columbia
    South Dakota - Vermillion
    Tennessee - Knoxville
    Texas - Austin
    Utah - Salt Lake City
    Vermont - Burlington
    Virginia - Charlottesville
    Washington - Seattle
    West Virginia - Morgantown
    Wisconsin - Madison
    Wyoming - Laramie

    Cliffs: I think South Carolina kinda fucked up by locating in the state capital instead of a college town elsewhere. However, I see there are a few others that went our way
     
  12. racer

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    Ohio state about to be big mad about not being the flagship.
     
  13. TC

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    They actually help my "argument", because they're very successful academically/athletically/financially and they are in the state capital. NC State, Georgia Tech, LSU, FSU, Michigan State, Vanderbilt, Boston College are some other P5 schools located in state capitals
     
  14. VaxRule

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    Are you calling NYU and UPenn their states’ flagship universities? They’re private schools,
     
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  15. TC

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    I went with University of [every state]
     
  16. VaxRule

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    But they aren’t the states’ flagship schools.
     
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    Florida doesn’t have a recognized flagship university.

    There are three schools recognized as Pre-eminent Universities(UF, FSU, USF).

    I see what you were doing though.
     
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    It’s imperfect man. I’m just thinking about stuff
     
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    Other states could be way different. In SC, the Univ of SC preceded Clemson by almost 100 years. I am interested in the thought process of where states located their main/original college and how that played out. I used “university of state” as a quick heuristic and did not research further state higher ed history
     
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    My thinking is partly inspired by this book, which I am currently reading
     
  21. VaxRule

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    The University of Michigan was originally founded in Detroit - which was the capital of the territory at the time.

    PSU is likely the flagship university of Pennsylvania. I have no idea which SUNY campus would be New York’s.
     
  22. TC

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    You trying to miss my point or what
     
  23. VaxRule

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    Your point was about the flagship universities of each state. NYU and UPenn aren’t that.
     
  24. TC

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    Flagship/main/original. Interchange the words as needed. Bit of a moving target, but I’m talking about the first major college to locate in each state and where was it sited. Ok Harvard was the very first college in the United States. I put UMass on my list for neatness. I acknowledge we have some apples to oranges comparisons going on here
     
  25. TC

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    Historically, a small town seems to have been much better for the prestige of an (undergraduate) college. However, a big city is an advantage to a graduate or professional school
     
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    Iowa City was the capitol city when the U of Iowa was founded.
     
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    * Tuscaloosa was the state capital when UofA was founded. Made their asses quit. :smug:
     
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    At the time of the University of Alabama's founding (1831) Tuscaloosa was the state capital (1826-1846). I'm sure there are other examples of migrating state capitals that coincide with flagship founding dates, would be interesting to drill down further into the numbers.

    Made a couple quick and dirty maps using your post as the source data. (Also assumed largest is based on population and not area)

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    I like how they included the Caribbean countries.

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    This video has so many mind blowing facts it's hard to keep up.



    With that said, some of my favorites from it that I wasn't aware of...

    @5:42 When you get a kidney transplant, they typically just leave your original kidneys in you and put the new kidney in your pelvis.

    @5:49 A single litter of cats or dogs can have more than one father.

    @6:05 Sharks pre-date trees by approx. 100 million years.

    @7:06 Australia is wider than the moon.
     
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  43. TC

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    Myrtle Beach has moved to NC and Savannah has moved to SC...we'll take it.

    Ps what is this from? Didn't know there was a popular road trip map of the East
     
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    Not a road map, it’s a nautical route/map. You can navigate the eastern half of the continental United States in a complete loop. I’ve heard it referred to as the “Great American Loop”.
     
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  46. TC

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    Yep, missed the nautical part :thumb:
     
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    It took me way too long to realize that the map was being presented as a rebuttal to the “landlocked” argument being presented in the previous post. But it think that post was created as just another way to slam Nebraska
     
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    lol how do you not the differences between fraternal and identical twins?
     
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    Everything he knows about twins he learned from Danny Devito and Arnold Schwarzenegger.