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Snakes and Spiders and Clowns, oh my!

by Christy Taylor

A real estate blog called Estately just ranked the U.S. states by how SCARY they are. I'm not sure why they made this list...but it's still pretty interesting.

They based it on natural disasters like hurricanes and tornadoes, the number of snakes, spiders, and sharks, deaths caused by lightning, the number of clowns and dentists, and the murder rate.

After everything was tallied up the WINNER (or loser, depending on how you look at it) was FLORIDA!

Here's the Top 10 Scariest States in order:

1. Florida
2. Georgia
3. Texas
4. Louisiana
5. Alabama
6. North Carolina
7. California
8. South Carolina
9. Mississippi
10. Virginia

And, once again, we should take pride in living in the Midwest...
South Dakota ranked #1 LEAST scary state, followed by North Dakota!

(You can see the rankings for all 50 states here .)

photo courtesy of Emily Mitrevics & Joy Falencik