GREAT FALLS — Zippia, a job-search company, recently published a ranking of all 50 states according to "grossness." Yes, which states are the most and least gross.
The author wrote: "America is beautiful, with truly awe-inspiring nature and other sights worth seeing. However, it’s not all beautiful. In fact sometimes it can be a little, dare we say it, gross."
The good news: Montana ranked as the 49th-grossest state, with only Alaska being less gross.
The grossest state on the list: Virginia, followed by South Carolina, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
How did Zippia come up with the rankings? They used several factors:
- Dirty air
- Trash (% of state that is landfill)
- Spread of illness such as flu
And then they added to the mix some "cultural factors" - Google searches by state for mayonnaise recipes, and Crocs shoes.
They wrote: "Sorry Mayo lovers and Croc wearers. A line had to be drawn somewhere."