Dennis Tootelian recently announced the results of a survey that has people outside the state no doubt saying: "See, I told you." Among his findings: 63 percent of Californians have actually hugged a tree; 24 percent have surfed; and 21 percent admit to enjoying mud baths.
"It turns out that Californians actually do a lot of the things that make up the stereotype," says Mr. Tootelian.
...read more about it here.
Oh, and thanks to The Common Room, the blog which point me towards this fun if not all that surprising story.