10. Utkal, now known as Odisha, is mentioned in our National Anthem (remember Panjab Sindhu Gujarata Maratha Dravida Utkala Banga)
11. Sarala Das was a unique writer who wrote more than 1 lakh lines of poems. Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja wrote Kabyas where stanjas have 64 meanings.This is what you will find nowhere in this world.
12. People of Odisha are known as Odia, the language they speak is Odia, and their dance form is Odissi. This is a combo not seen in any other state.
13. Odissi dance, the pride of Odia culture is the oldest surviving dance form of India.