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Tea test: Los Angeles ranks least 'Honest' of 30 cities

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Screenshot via TheNationalHonestyIndex.com

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Screenshot via TheNationalHonestyIndex.com


The results of Honest Tea's steep social experiment are in and Venice Beach has some explaining to do. 

In recent years, the tea company has set out to determine which cities were are the most honest, and which cities you shouldn't leave at home with your diary and savings bonds.

Tea totallers set up kiosks around the country, unmanned, with directions to deposit a dollar for each cup taken. Then they monitor their honor system.

Los Angeles set the low bar in 2010 finishing deadbeat last in honesty among thirsty passerbys. In 2011, New Yorkers robbed us of that distinct honor. In 2012, we stole it back.

This year, the dogoodery of Salt Lake City and Oakland -- both with with 100 percent honesty -- put the rest of us to shame. Boulder sipped in at 99 percent honesty, San Francisco and Seaside Heights, NJ were almost full at 97 percent, and Boston took its lumps with a respectable 96 percent perfect.

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