With Louisiana law makers heading into special session in hopes of fixing our Louisiana state budget crisis, it's worth it to take the time to lighten the mood with some fun facts about Louisiana from 50States.com!

Did you know our capitol building in Baton Rouge, LA is the tallest in the United States?

Did you know that the Lake Pontchartrain causeway in Metarie, LA is the longest bridge over water in the world?

Did you know that Louisiana is home to the 'Crawfish Capitol of the World' aka Breaux Bridge, LA? (Yes, that's where Hunter Hayes is from!)

Did you know that Louisiana was home to the first American army to ever have African American officers? Yep, it was during the Confederacy and called the Louisiana Native Guards.

Have you ever wondered about the 'golden spike' with regard to Bossier City, LA? It turns out the golden spike was driven in Bossier in 1884 commemorating the completion of the east-west Vicksburg, Shreveport and Pacific Railroad. We should probably add that this spike was driven by a woman named Julia 'Pansy' Rule, the first woman to ever drive a spike.

See, things aren't so bad. Louisiana is a great place to live with fantastic, Bible-minded people, great food and a festive atmosphere! We have a rich history and while we've been through some hard times, including our current budget crisis, we will not only persevere, we'll flourish!