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Old 11-10-2017, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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Which state or states of the US, in your opinion, have the weirdest shape? Not necessarily the most unique shape or most recognizable (Texas), but jus an odd shape in general.


My pick is Maryland.


The state has always looked weird to me on a map. Maybe it's because, to me, it looks like the states surrounding Maryland (WV, VA, PA, DE) were drawn first and the leftover land was just made a state (I know it didn't happen that way lol).


Another thing about MD that looks weird? The 1.83 mile section between the MD/PA border and the MD/WV border. Don't get me wrong, MD is great, just shaped weird IMHO.


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Old 11-10-2017, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Maryland should've gotten Virginia's eastern shore, that whole peninsula is just weird.

Other than Maryland, West Virginia and Michigan.
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Idaho has a strange shape. But it wasn't always that way. Politics, gold, and greed changed it all.

https://www.tetonvalleynews.net/news...a0668f7a2.html
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Old 11-10-2017, 11:26 PM
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Location: Ontario
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Maybe not weird but I like Nevadaís angle from the Colorado River down at 35N up to Lake Tahoe.

Also Oklahoma is like a pot with handle...itís panhandle,
a panhandle so skinny,itís like why bother, give it to Texas
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Old 11-11-2017, 02:11 AM
 
Location: North America
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Colorado. Weirdest state, so high.
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Old 11-11-2017, 03:58 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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West Virginia has a pretty unusual shape too. It extends farther north than Pittsburgh, farther south than Richmond, almost as far east as Rochester, and almost as far west as Columbus. It has two "panhandles" as well.
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Old 11-11-2017, 05:02 AM
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Location: Ontario
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Colorado. Weirdest state, so high.
Yeah, very high.....I heard you can get a contact high just walking around Denver
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Old 11-11-2017, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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Michigan! The lower peninsula is shaped like a mitten.
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Old 11-11-2017, 08:17 AM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Hawaii could be described unusual being a group of islands and so can Alaska but I will go with Maryland
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Old 11-11-2017, 08:41 AM
 
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Michigan. It can't help its mitten shape, but the whole upper peninsula part should belong to Wisconsin. The way it's separated is weird.
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