1079: United Shapes
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Title text: That eggplant is in something of a flaccid state.
Click on the image above to see the large version, which makes every state perfectly clear. Additionally, Randall provides a closeup of the Colorado article.  (It is obviously a fake Wikipedia article.)
In the large version, all of the items inside the States make sense once you get your head oriented the correct direction.
There is also a pun in the image text on the word State. It is playing off the definition of the word as a noun (which means "The particular condition that someone or something is in at a specific time") and the word as a proper noun as in "The State of Florida".
The following references are made in the Colorado article:
- The pronunciation is not that for Colorado, but for Eyjafjallajökull, a volcano in Iceland that erupted in April 2010.
- Eleven dimensions refers to string theory. A wormhole is a theoretical relative of the black hole, and a Horcrux is a type of magical object.
The United Shapes: A map of things states are shaped like
(Each state has some item wedged to stay inside its borders)
- Alabama: A moai head facing east.
- Alaska: Winne the Pooh with a jetpack and a ray gun.
- Arizona: A refrigerated shelf containing milk, bread, and pastries.
- Arkansas: A measuring cup.
- California: A vacuum.
- Colorado: A Wikipedia article on Colorado.
- Connecticut: A train conductor's hat.
- Delaware: A meerkat.
- Florida: an eggplant.
- Georgia: Missouri.
- Hawaii: A snowball.
- Idaho: A garden gnome, sitting down.
- Illinois: A gangster with a guitar case, upside down.
- Indiana: The brush of a paintbrush.
- Iowa: A tomato, lettuce, cold cut and cheese sandwich.
- Kansas: A stand-up piano.
- Kentucky: A cloud.
- Louisiana: A boot with some gum stuck to the bottom of it.
- Maine: A Vulcan salute.
- Maryland: A howling wolf, upside down.
- Massachusetts: An elephant, being ridden by a man, carrying tea.
- Michigan: A mitten for the lower portion, an eagle for the UP.
- Minnesota: $160 in $20 USD bills.
- Mississippi: A moai head facing west.
- Missouri: Georgia.
- Montana: One half of a muffin.
- Nebraska: A blue VW type 2 with mattresses sticking out the back.
- Nevada: A clothes iron.
- New Hampshire: A tall brick factory building.
- New Jersey: A bent-over old person.
- New Mexico: A liquid container labeled for something of unusual and silly danger.
- New York: A hybrid transmission with standard manual-style gears and a torque converter sliced in half.
- North Carolina: A bouquet of flowers.
- North Dakota: The top half of an amp.
- Ohio: Underwear (Briefs).
- Oklahoma: A covered pot, dripping with boilover.
- Oregon: A locomotive.
- Pennsylvania: A very thick book with a bookmark.
- Rhode Island: The bow half of a boat's hull.
- South Carolina: A slice of pizza.
- South Dakota: The bottom half of an amp.
- Tennessee: A number of children's books, placed in a slightly askew pile.
- Texas: A dog sitting in a bowl.
- Utah: An oven.
- Vermont: A microscope, upside down.
- Virgina: A stegosaurus.
- Washington: A whale.
- West Virginia: A frog.
- Wisconsin: A skull.
- Wyoming: An envelope.