The Centers for Disease Control last week named Wisconsin the No. 1 state for adult binge drinking (23.3% of cheeseheads recently knocked back five or more in one sitting). But before the collective judgment of a nation falls on liquored-up Wisconsinites, remember, every state is good at something bad.
ALASKA Tops in both occupational fatalities and calendar days without sun, 281 per year
MONTANA Leader in low pay, average salary $22,644
CALIFORNIA Second to none in business failures, 20,089 in 1997
NEVADA Highest divorce rate, more than twice the national average
ARIZONA Tops in car thefts, 865.1 per 100,000