The village of Waterproof, Louisiana sits two and a half miles from it’s original 1830’s location having been moved three times due to flood waters.
Napoleon’s planned invasion of the United Kingdom was financed by the Louisiana Purchase, with the US getting part of the money from a loan from a British Bank. So the UK was essentially funding an invasion of themselves.
In 1719 prisoners in Paris were offered freedom at the condition they would marry a prostitute and move to Louisiana.
“For the health of strippers,” Louisiana tried to pass a bill limiting strippers’ age and weight to under 28 yo and under 160 lbs.
Louisiana State Penitentiary was founded as a slave plantation, and is still run as a prison farm to this day.
Louisiana French is in decline. One million people spoke it in 1968, now only 150k-200k speak it.
Louisiana has its own version of French called “Creole French” which only 70’000 people can speak. It varies so much from standard French that native French speakers cannot understand it.
If Louisiana was its own country, it would have the highest incarceration rate in the world.
Louisiana is the only state that has a license for florists. The state’s florist exam once had a failure rate almost twice as high as the Louisiana bar exam.
Louisiana is the prison capital of the world – 1 out of every 86 adults is behind bars, which is the highest rate in the US and twice the national rate.