Raleigh, N.C. — Searches on Yahoo.com indicate that Raleigh is the country's hardest state capital to remember, according to a spokeswoman for the Internet search engine.
Yahoo.com has seen a 43 percent surge in searches for state capitals in the past 30 days, spokeswoman Laura Dempsey said. The most frequent search was for the capital of North Carolina.
Coming behind Raleigh as hard-to-remember state capitals were the seats of government in California, Alaska, Maryland, Georgia, Florida, Montana, New Mexico, New York and Washington.
Dempsey said that more than half the people searching for state capitals were over age 30.