Estately ranked the 10 Scariest States in America and Florida topped the list at #1.
The most dangerous state in America is the most likely place to experience a real life Sharknado. Or even a Sharkicane. Both are sometimes accompanied by Sharkning, which is terrifying.
Hurricanes—1st, Shark Attacks—1st, Tornadoes—1st, Lightning—3rd, Spiders—5th
The complete top ten:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
From South Carolina’s listing:
The only thing we have to fear in South Carolina is just about everything.
Murderers—3rd, Shark Attacks—4th, Hurricanes—5th, Spiders—5th, Meth Users—7th
Maryland ranked 25th:
At least there are no bears in Baltimore.
Lightning—5th, Murderers—7th, Dentists—8th
Here are the criteria used:
- Bears: Estimated black bear population per 10,000 square miles (source: Black Bear Society).
- Clowns: The number of clowns per capita available for hire (source: National Clown Directory).
- Prison: Incarceration rate per capita (source: U.S. Department of Justice).
- Flying: Total airline passenger boardings among the 62 largest U.S. airports in 2013 (source: F.A.A.)
- Hurricanes: The number of direct hurricane hits for individual states from 1851-2004 (source: N.O.A.A.).
- Shark Attacks: Total number of unprovoked shark attacks from 1837-2013 (source: Florida University International Shark Attack File).
- Spiders: Total number of venomous spider species (source: Venombyte).
- Snakes: Total number of venomous snake species (source: Venombyte).
- Dentists: Active dentists per capita (source: Center for Disease Control).
- Tornadoes: Average number of tornadoes per 10,000 square miles (source: N.O.A.A.).
- Heights: Combined rankings for total number of skyscrapers over 700 feet and number of topographically prominent American mountain summits on list of top 50 (sources: Wikipedia and Wikipedia).
- Meth Labs: Total meth lab busts and seizures in 2012 (source: Huffington Post).
- Lightning: Total number of injuries and deaths caused by lightning between 1959 and 1994 (source: N.O.A.A.).
Here are the complete rankings:
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Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.