Georgia

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The country of Georgia has a much better flag than the state of Georgia, but the state is both larger and more populous if that’s any consolation to anyone.

Florida

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From a distance it looks like the centre of Florida’s flag is a nice juicy orange, but it’s actually an over-elaborate seal which no-one could ever hope to make out at the top of a flagpole.

Delaware

BONUS FACT: Delaware is well aware its flag sucks.

The flag of Delaware was initially created for 1968 regional sitcom Honey, Del-a-WHERE are my Pants? but proved so popular it was adopted as the official state flag.

Connecticut

Bonus fact: This state is a bastard to spell.

Connecticut’s flag dates from 1897, making the grapevines on the crest the earliest recorded evidence of Microsoft Paint.

Colorado

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The logo on Colorado’s flag is not actually a C but a man from above, crossing a snowy log over a raging mountain torrent.

California

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The red stripe along the bottom of California’s flag was originally a river of blood gushing from a human spinal column — head still attached — held in the mouth of the bear. It was changed not because it was too gory, as is popularly believed, but because it was too metal Then-Governor Hiram Johnson could not stand the genre.

Arkansas

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The design of the flag of Arkansas is said to reflect the state’s position as the truck-stop of America.

Arizona

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The star and sunbeams seem nice, but actually represent the deadly rays of radiation from nuclear testing in neighbouring Nevada, just over the horizon.

Alaska

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The constellation of the big dipper, depicted on Alaska’s flag, forms part of the larger constellation of Ursa Major or The Great Bear. However the bear on California’s flag is better, as that one is at least complete.

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