Photos: Proof Denver and Colorado are happier, smarter and more drunk than the rest

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Colorado is the skinniest state
Maybe it's because there are so many appealing outdoor activities, or maybe it's because part of our population consists of Olympic gold-medalists like Missy Franklin, who skew the average. (2012)
Denver is the 13th best city for singles
"With a brunt of popular sports teams -- Broncos, Nuggets, Avalanche and Rockies -- as well as a lively bar scene, Denver isn't just for skiing," the [Forbes] website says. "Popular spots for singles include the Denver Art Museum, P S Lounge -- which is more of a dive bar -- and the Thin Man, favored for its outdoor seating in the summer."

True that, Forbes. That horse on the chair outside the art museum is a real aphrodisiac. (2009)

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