Fully 10 percent of American vanity license plates can be found in the home state of George Washington and the Central Intelligence Agency. A whopping 16% of license plates issued by the state are of the vanity variety; this can be explained by the cheapness ($10) and online ease with which such plates can be obtained. But how do you explain Illinois, which has a vanity rate approaching Virginia's yet charges $78 per year for the privilege? [Associated Press]