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When driving between Denver, CO and Atlanta, GA, there are paths that can be taken so travel is only in states whose most populous city is also its capital. Other than CO and GA, name every state in one of these paths that goes through the fewest states.
There are seven words in the lyrics of “All Star” by Smash Mouth that end in the letters “I-N-G.” Of those seven, four are seven letters long. Name two of those four seven-letter words.