Q: What is the only letter that does not appear in any state name?
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DID YOU KNOW?
The current, 50-star version of the American flag was originally designed by a high school student, Bob Heft. He received a B-minus for the project, since at the time there were only 48 states. Heft’s teacher said he would consider changing the grade if Heft got his design “accepted into Washington.” Heft took up the challenge, making calls and sending letters to the White House. Two years later, after the additions of Hawaii and Alaska to the union, Heft’s design became the official American flag, and his teacher changed his grade to an “A.” Source: https://www.rd.com/true-stories/inspiring/american-flag-high-school-project/.