20 (Suspicious and Somewhat Useless) Facts About Wisconsin
Unofficial Motto: "14% Easier To Get Into Than Czechoslovakia"

Dan Van Oss American States, Complete Columns, History 5 Comments

1 Official Motto: “Forward” 2 Unofficial Motto: “14% Easier To Get Into Than Czechoslovakia” 3 Wisconsin has 7,446 streams and rivers. Placed end to end, they would stretch a lot farther than whatever Minnesota has, you can bet that. 4 Wisconsin has a professional football team. If we say the name here, the comments section will melt into a pool of …

20 (Suspicious Yet Mildly Useful) Facts About Iowa
Unofficial Motto: "Not Being Nebraska Since 1846."

Dan Van Oss American States, Complete Columns, History 3 Comments

Iowa: the very name for most conjures up visions of fields of potatoes or the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, which is stupid because I said Iowa, not Idaho or Ohio. That’s the kind of respect this midwestern state generally gets, but, in order to help set the record straight, here are 20 facts about Iowa you …