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The show was covering earthquakes in the continental U.S. state most prone to experience them. Any guesses which state that is? Go right ahead and take a stab at it.

I’ve never sat and watched an entire episode of 60 Minutes. It’s never been a show that’s caught my attention, but I hear good things. I just happen to turn elsewhere for news and information.

Because of an NFL game running late this past Sunday though, 60 Minutes was delayed 18 minutes, which means it was still on when my wife and I tuned to CBS for another scheduled show. As a result, it was dumb luck that I happened to learn about the issue that 60 Minutes was profiling – earthquakes.

Specifically, the show was covering earthquakes in the continental U.S. state most prone to experience them. Any guesses which state that is? Go right ahead and take a stab at it. It probably would have been my 10th guess at best.

Not California or any other state west of the Rockies. It’s Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the plain, and apparently that plain shakes a lot.

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