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People Imagine What Different States Would Bring To An American House Party

Reddit user Jacob4L asked: 'America is having a house party. What does your state bring and do?'

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Different regions around the world are known for specific foods and customs.

In the United States, each state becomes officially and unofficially known for certain things.

Like if you think of Pennsylvania you might think cheesesteaks or the Amish. Nevada might bring thoughts of gambling.

California might evoke beaches or Hollywood. Alaska is known for it's wilderness and fishing industry.

If you say Florida Man you associate batsh*t escapades in the news, transphobia and book bans—we're looking at you, Ron.

Each state has their own flag, motto, bird, flower and in some cases an animal or food.

The Maine Coon cat is the official state cat of Maine.

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So what if all the states held a big party and everyone brought what they're known for?

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The Most Useless Gifts People Have Ever Received

Reddit user magdalene_kk asked: 'what's the most useless gift you've ever gotten?'

The Most Useless Gifts People Have Ever Received
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Let's be honest. We all enjoy the kind gesture of gift-giving–especially when you're on the receiving end.

Sometimes the gift you receive symbolizes friendships, or something simple that acknowledges how special you are from a work colleague.

Even gag gifts are fun. After all, the gift-giver has taken the time to look for an item that will trigger a hilarious response, knowing you might get a kick out of it, perhaps due to an inside joke.

After all, it's the thought that counts, right?

Occasionally, however, you might receive a gift that will make you want to hide an ungrateful expression on your face as people are watching.

What could those be?

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While not all relationships will last, that does not necessarily mean that every relationship that ends was a bad one.

Sometimes we walk away with some lovely memories of our ex-partners, and even mementos and gifts we'd rather keep than burn.

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When I was a cater waiter I saw it all.

People being flown in for entertainment.

All of the furniture in the building being replaced for one short evening.

Or buying out a building for an intimate dinner party.

It's crazy.

And I want enough money to do it too. Although I did see a ton of waste.

And I hate to waste.

Like who doesn't love a lavish wedding?

But a lavish wedding with a $500,000 price tag, and you have to be out by midnight?

That party better have had Madonna performing, live fire acts, and ice cream served with diamond spoons.

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As we get older, people begin to treat us differently.

Some of those changes are welcome, but others...

Take gifts for example. All of a sudden gifts aren't fun anymore, they're practical.

And while practical is great, sometimes you crave the silly, fun gifts you used to receive.

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