Neatorama was today a tad obsessed with the US. They posted two maps, each with a different take on the states.
The first one focuses on the thing each state is worst at: from cocaine use to nerdism, it’s all there. Have a look:
The other one is more serious, as based on economy, where states are compared to other countries in terms of their GDP and population. Apparently California is the equivalent of Italy! Check the interactive map here.