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Little Known Facts About Minnesota

I stole this from another site. I seem to be doing that a lot lately. I am evil. Just thought it was funny.

Minnesota became the 32nd state on May 11, 1858 and was originally settled by a lost tribe of Norwegians
seeking refuge from the searing heat of Wisconsin 's winters.

Minnesota gets it's name from the Sioux Indian word "mah-nee-soo-tah," meaning, "No, really... They eat fish soaked in lye."

The state song of Minnesota is "Someday the Vikings will... Aw, never mind."

The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota covers 9.5 million square feet and has enough space to hold
185,000 idiot teenagers yapping away on cell phones.

Madison, Minnesota is known as "the lutefisk capital of the world." Avoid this city at all costs.

Downtown Minneapolis has an enclosed skyway system covering 52 blocks, allowing people to live, work, eat,
and sleep without ever going outside. The only downside to this is that a Norwegian occasionally turns up missing.

Cartoonist Charles M. Shultz was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and grew up in St. Paul. He was the only artist
to accurately depict the perfectly circular heads of Minnesota natives.

The Hormel Company of Austin, Minnesota produces 6 million cans of Spam a year, even though no one actually eats it.
Spam is a prized food in Japan & Hawaii--Spam sushi!!

Minnesota license plates are blue & white and contain the phrase "Blizzards on the 4th of July - you get used to it."

Frank C. Mars, founder of the Mars Candy Co. was born in Newport, Minnesota . His 3 Musketeers candy bar originally
contained three bars in one wrapper, each filled with a different flavor of nougat -chocolate, Spam and lutefisk.

Tonka trucks continue to be manufactured in Minnetonka, Minnesota, despite the thousands of GI Joe dolls killed by them
annually in rollover accidents. No airbags, no seat belts. These things are deathtraps, I tell ya!

Author Laura Ingalls Wilder was raised at Walnut Grove, Minnesota, and was famous for writing the "Little House" series of books,
as well as inventing the "Spam diet" which consists of looking at a plate of Spam until you lose your appetite. Much like the "lutefisk diet."

The snowmobile was invented in Roseau, Minnesota so as to allow families a means of attending 4th of July picnics.

Minnesotans are almost indistinguishable from Wisconsinites. The only way to tell them apart is to ask if they voted for Mondale in '84.

Cold is a relative thing ya know....

At 65 degrees, Arizonans turn on the heat. People in Minnesota plant gardens.
At 60, Californians shiver uncontrollably. People in Minnesota sunbathe.
At 50, Italian & English cars won't start. People in Minnesota drive with the windows down..
At 40, Georgians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats. People in Minnesota throw on a flannel shirt.
At 35, New York landlords finally turn up the heat. People in Minnesota have the last cookout before it gets cold.
At 20, People in Miami all die. Minnesotans close their windows.
At 0, Californians fly away to Mexico . People in Minnesota get out their winter coats.
At 10 below zero, Hollywood disintegrates. The Girl Scouts in Minnesota are selling cookies door to door.
At 20 below, Washington DC runs out of hot air. (Ya think? Nah.). People in Minnesota let their dogs sleep indoors.
At 30 below, Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Minnesotans get upset because they can't start the snowmobile.
At 40 below, ALL atomic motion stops. People in Minnesota start saying..."Cold enough for ya, eh?"
At 50 below, Hell freezes over. Minnesota public schools will open 2 hours late.
 

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I've done a lot of fishing in Minnneeeeeeeeesssssota....................we call it soda, they call it pop. We call it bubbler, they call it water fountain......................still can't get used to it.
 

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The fish or the people?
Wisconsin and Minnesota are both to cold for me to live there. To me anything below 20 is to cold. Below zero is just frost bite. The coldest I remember in Ohio was -26 degrees with a -59 chill factor. In the winter if the temp got up to 45 we would sing....we are having a heat wave.
In Ohio soft drinks are also called pop. Soda was soda water not pop. As a kid we would go to the drug store and get a fountain drink which was actually pop that came from canisters under the counter mixing soda water and the pop flavor. Like the quick shop stores have now.
 

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You forgot to mention that their language is somewhat different - "you know what I mean a".

Minnesotans go to the football games with T shirts when the temp is zero and then they take off their T shirts to show their painted bodies.

The official state bird of Minnesota "a" is the mosquito. They can be recognized by the red and white stripes on their wings. They have been known to carry off small children and small animals such as deer and moose.

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Berettabone knows wha ya hey. Does that come from Indian language?
 

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A friend of mine, and fishing cohort has lived in the tri city area for 20+yrs.............................he warned me that they have a large Hmong population, so if I saw laundry hanging out everywhere, don't be alarmed. He also said that no one stops for stop signs. I didn't believe him, until a visit.........................people, especially the Hmong community just doesn't stop for stop signs. They just beep their horns while cruising through..........that wouldn't cut it where I'm from. You have to look thrice before going on green.........someone might still be coming. I told my friend that I'd be having many discussions with people from his area, and they wouldn't be nice ones. You also have to get them out of the way at gas stations................I've called a few people not so nice names as they stand at the counter with their scratchoffs. Up side the head.....................:rolleyes:
 

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It's a good thing they don't have a massive population or they would have a lot of dead from car accidents.
Here in Texas they have a saying. We don't care how they do it up north. Could be Wisconsin & MN feel the same about foreign states. In Texas up north is anything above Dallas.
 
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