Although it’s not in the top 10, Missouri beats Kansas when it comes to which state in the nation is the scariest.
The real estate search site Estately released a study this week looking to define which state is the scariest. That distinction fell to Florida, while South Dakota is the least.
Missouri ranks 16th and Kansas is a distant 35th, which could be a good thing depending how you look at the rankings and what scares you.
Estately ranked the states based on 15 common fears, including the numbers of black bears, hurricanes, venomous spiders and snakes, meth lab busts, tornadoes, murders and clowns.
Missouri was 16th because “even the spiders and snakes are on meth.”
Kansas was 35th because, well, it’s “just like Iowa, except with a few more snakes and spiders, and a few less twisters and meth labs.”
Iowa, at 39th, is a relatively safe state, even though it falls in the America’s “Tornado/Meth Belt.”
The Top 10
To see how other states ranked, go to Estately’s blog.
Robert A. Cronkleton, firstname.lastname@example.org