2. There are two state birds (yellowhammer and wild turkey), two state fish (largemouth bass and fighting tarpon), two state flowers (camellia and oakleaf hydrangea), and three foods (pecan, blackberry and peach). I saw some camellia blossoms and possibly a largemouth bass, but I still can't quite picture a yellowhammer.
6. Alabama averages more tornado fatalities per year than any other state.