Currently and historically, New Mexico is home to a lot of top secret scientific research. Because of this, New Mexico would have the third largest nuclear arsenal in the world if it split from the US. But realistically such a thing would never happen. New Mexico also has a huge hole in the ground called WIPP for storing nuclear waste.
The state has a large Hispanic population, most of whom don't know or refuse to speak Spanish. The state also has a large Native American population, most of whom belong to several Pueblo tribes. There are also many Caucasians, mostly of Germanic descent.
Although most Americans are ignorant about New Mexico, it has played an important role in history. It was the first region of what is now the US to be settled, it was the site of the first successful Indian Revolt, it kept the Civil War from spreading west by preventing Texas and the South from taking over Mexico and California, it was the site of the first nuclear weapons test, and, well, Roswell, if you believe anything happened there.
The ups to living in New Mexico are the constant sunshine, the relaxed mood, the low cost of living, and plenty of government money and employment. New Mexico is also pretty safe from earthquakes and tornadoes. The downs are the droughts, hoodlums-scavs-chavs-ghettodwellerwannabes, and an occasional wildfire if you are foolish and/or rich enough to build a house in or near a forest.
There's no comparison between New Mexican chile and Texan chili. Chile kicks chili's ass and is way hotter.
New Mexico sucks.
New Mexico is beautiful
New Mexico has a specific type of red and green chiles which do not grow anywhere else in the world. They are used in almost every restaurant in the state. If you order a dish you will most likely be asked "Would you like red or green chile on that?"
Red Chile is more earthy and robust, while green chile is more fruity and usually more spicy. You can also ask for 'Christmas' which means both.
Watch "Breaking Bad", and you will know what i am talking about.
Albuquerque happens to be the biggest breeding ground of all stupidity in the state, with the ridiculous suburb of Rio Rancho. Public education sucks, and is taught by demeaning ignorant bastards. People cannot drive. There are always drunk Natives walking the streets. People wonder why we have such a big drug problem? Well maybe if you arrogant pricks gave the youth of New Mexico somewhere to hang out and do something productive, we wouldnt find our youth consumed with addictions and stupidity. Teen pregnancy happens to be one of the highest rates, and the mothers tend to be teenagers who were probably dropped on their heads as babies. The population consists of mostly people of Hispanic descent, Caucasians, and Natives. You meet a couple types of Hispanic stereotypes, some are very family oriented, with high goals, and traditional values, while the rest make the US hate the Mexicans for hopping the border, as they are uneducated, use the welfare system, breed like rabbits, wear their pants below their buttocks, and draw on their goddamn eyebrows with sharpies. They create needless crime with their stupid gangs and ignorance. The Caucasians tend to either be incredibly wealthy and stuck up, or the biggest fucking hicks you will ever meet, probably inbred and mutated by all the nuclear waste in the ground. Meth is a huge problem here. The Natives are either very smart or uber alchoholics.
There is a huge education gap here with the people, there are the very well educated who work in the labs, creating weapons to destroy the planet. While the majority of people here are complete idiots.
Don't come to New Mexico.
I am sorry every time that I go to New Mexico: there are as yet no signs of intelligent life.
also the only state to have a question that is recognized almost nowhere else.
also where mexicans live, but if its on tv there are none, how stupid is that?
waiter: do you want chile?
waiter: red or green?