Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wednesday Trivia

The answer to yesterday's question is:
None. That phrase is first found in a letter from Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury (Connecticut) Baptists to assure them that the Constitution didn't allow the establishment of a national denomination.

Today's question is:
Which is the only US state flag that is not rectangular?


Anonymous said...

That would have to be the flag from the land of the hairless nuts, otherwise known as the Buckeye state, the state that is round on the ends and high in the middle, that is, in the common vernacular, Ohio.

The Ohio flag is tapered like a nautical pennant, with a notch cut out of the end.

I believe there are some other states where their flags are square instead of rectangular, too, but Ohio's is different from all the rest.


Steve USMA '85 said...

My birth state of Ohio! The friendliest state in the Union. 'Hi' is right in the name. The flag is in the shape of a pennant.

MAJ K said...


PeggyU said...

New Mexico?

PeggyU said...

LOL! I was so far off on that!

Fritz J. said...

Anyone from the Buckeye state ought to be able to answer this on. Ohio's state flag is a swallowtailed shape. There's another term for that shape, but I've forgotten what it is.

pseudotsuga said...

Ohio has the oddly shaped flag.