Eeew, Wisconsin!

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

NORTH...

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