It's always interesting to hear people's thoughts on New Hampshire, whether they're lifelong locals, new residents, or visiting tourists.

In the past, we've talked about things that shock people after moving to New Hampshire, what people say when they hear you're from New Hampshire, and even things you'll only understand if you live in New Hampshire. These conversations made it clear that there are countless things only us locals can understand and relate to, and these experiences bring us together in humorous ways.

Now, let's talk about a topic that everyone loves: random facts. After all, who doesn't love a good fun fact? It teaches you something new to energize that brain of yours, while also serving as a nugget of wisdom you can share with friends.

New Hampshire is the subject of all sorts of fun facts. For instance, you probably knew that our state bird is the purple finch and that Alan Shepard – the first American in space – was born in East Derry, but did you know that the Granite State is also the birthplace of the alarm clock and Russian salad dressing? Say what?

Here are some other random facts about New Hampshire. You may be familiar with some, while others might take you by surprise. Do you have a fun state fact you'd like to share? Reach out and let us know. After all, you learn something new every day.

12 New Hampshire Fun Facts to Test Your Knowledge

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Now, let's look at some things you should NEVER do in New Hampshire.

16 Things You Should Never Do in New Hampshire

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