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(Huffington Post)   Click bait 101: "The 1 Weirdest Thing You Never Knew About Your Home State". Now we know why Drew lives in Kentucky   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 70
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2014-03-11 08:22:36 PM
Ive posted this before but my favorite little tidbit about Michigan is when we had a Mormon Kingdom on Beaver Island. James Strang was the "King". He's quite the interesting fellow.
 
2014-03-11 09:03:01 PM

Tellingthem: Ive posted this before but my favorite little tidbit about Michigan is when we had a Mormon Kingdom on Beaver Island. James Strang was the "King". He's quite the interesting fellow.


I'm from Florida. Don't try to out-weird me. We get weirder stuff than that in our breakfast cereal.
 
2014-03-11 09:04:56 PM
Arkansas wins, hand down.
 
2014-03-11 09:05:14 PM
Really? They go with a shiatty tourist trap in the Dells as the weirdest thing I don't know about my state, but really I actually knew?

How about the fact that despite being known as the Dairy State, California produces more milk than Wisconsin? Or that Wisconsin grows over half the cranberries the entire nation produces? Something interesting maybe?
 
2014-03-11 09:05:46 PM
Well. We supposedly have Napoleon's penis. That's...something.
 
2014-03-11 09:07:23 PM
Iowa's isn't very weird. Except if i remember right one Hobo King turned out to be a homeless murderer. 'cause hobos don't ride trains no more, no more
 
2014-03-11 09:08:10 PM
Nice try but I did know that.
 
2014-03-11 09:08:17 PM
I like Oklahoma's the best.
www.backtobrads.com
 
2014-03-11 09:11:42 PM
Hawaii: At one U.S. post office, you can send coconuts with colorful messages through the mail without any sort of packaging.

um, I sent one to a friend from Key West and he got it....
 
2014-03-11 09:12:14 PM
So Minnesota get the dumbass who tried to make his kid learn KLingon, dumb yes weird? eh borderline.
 
2014-03-11 09:15:28 PM
To answer the big question, I figure that they really wanted to take a picture of that Leica body, but didn't have a lens to go with it, so they simply held the Nikon-mount lens in front of it for the sake of the picture.
 
2014-03-11 09:15:55 PM
I actually live in the town mentioned for South Dakota, Spearfish. From what I understand a bunch of cold air dropped into the valley and kind of sloshed around, making the temp change in parts of the town in a pretty dramatic fashion.
 
2014-03-11 09:16:22 PM
I thought Drew lived in Kentucky because it's the only state that's had a sitting governor assassinated.
 
2014-03-11 09:17:03 PM
In 1961, two nuclear bombs 260 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima were accidentally dropped over Goldsboro, N.C.. One of the bombs even activated, but was defused by an emergency kill switch that was known to be regularly faulty.


So close
 
2014-03-11 09:18:23 PM
The jokester in Alaska who set fire to 100 tires sounds like a funny guy.
 
2014-03-11 09:19:56 PM
Lost luggage store in Alabama? That's pretty common knowledge. Think it's been featured on pretty much every morning show. You want weird, take a look at Prattville, Alabama's Cross Garden. Photos can't even begin to capture how crazy that place is. Until he died, the guy kept adding more crosses, buying up and grading adjacent lots so he could make more and more of them. Often he'd attach dozens of smaller crosses to the larger ones or hang them in the trees. It was like a locust swarm of crosses. But it was the messages of hell fire and damnation on everything that made it really creepy. He had a special hatred in his messages for drunk drivers and sex The red pickup in the linked article was at one pointed painted white with red paint splattered on it to simulate blood. Rumor is his daughter was killed by a drunk driver and that's when he snapped.
 
2014-03-11 09:21:27 PM
The Massachusetts lobster lie is alive and well.
 
2014-03-11 09:22:04 PM
New Jersey
Napoleon's penis allegedly resides in this state.


Has the author ever been here?
/apparently not ;-)
 
2014-03-11 09:22:55 PM
Hmm... Guess I'll go murder somebody in Idaho.
 
2014-03-11 09:23:27 PM

2wolves: The Massachusetts lobster lie is alive and well.


I heard it as Maine
/and that prisoners rebelled so they wouldn't have to eat Sea Cockroaches
 
2014-03-11 09:25:24 PM
The lamest f*cking thing in the Dells makes it for Wisconsin?
 
2014-03-11 09:33:17 PM
The correct answer for Michigan is "Detroit is south of Canada".
 
2014-03-11 09:35:12 PM
meh, the assholes here erected a Rush Limbaugh bust in the State Capitol,
would go piss on it except they had to put it in hiding.
 
2014-03-11 09:35:24 PM

jaytkay: The correct answer for Michigan is "Detroit is south of Canada".


Might want to rethink that one.

/born and raised in south Detroit
 
2014-03-11 09:37:27 PM
The address for the WA coke machine is wrong.It is clearly between 10th and Broadway along E John...
 
2014-03-11 09:40:00 PM

EngineerAU: might want to rethink that one.


DOH!! Thanks for the correction.

Detroit is NORTH of Canada!

270c81.medialib.glogster.com
 
2014-03-11 09:48:55 PM
Meh. The Virginia one is common knowledge too.
 
2014-03-11 09:55:22 PM
Now we know why "unicorn" slayer Oobama wuvs Michigan....
 
2014-03-11 09:55:57 PM
Nukes. Two nukes. Wow.
 
2014-03-11 09:56:23 PM

Dingleberry Dickwad: Really? They go with a shiatty tourist trap in the Dells as the weirdest thing I don't know about my state, but really I actually knew?

How about the fact that despite being known as the Dairy State, California produces more milk than Wisconsin? Or that Wisconsin grows over half the cranberries the entire nation produces? Something interesting maybe?


Or perhaps the number of cannibalistic serialkillers WI has produced?
 
2014-03-11 10:00:20 PM
Okay, that Alaskan "volcano" is DEFINITELY the greatest April Fool's prank ever! XD
 
2014-03-11 10:01:45 PM

2wolves: The Massachusetts lobster lie is alive and well.


No way man, that lady totally gave birth to mud shrimp after masturbating with one. I heard the story from my cousin's friend's sister...
 
2014-03-11 10:01:51 PM

hunh: Dingleberry Dickwad: Really? They go with a shiatty tourist trap in the Dells as the weirdest thing I don't know about my state, but really I actually knew?

How about the fact that despite being known as the Dairy State, California produces more milk than Wisconsin? Or that Wisconsin grows over half the cranberries the entire nation produces? Something interesting maybe?

Or perhaps the number of cannibalistic serialkillers WI has produced?


It's only 1 right? Gein wasn't cannibalistic, he was just nucking futs.
 
2014-03-11 10:13:51 PM

EngineerAU: Lost luggage store in Alabama? That's pretty common knowledge. Think it's been featured on pretty much every morning show. You want weird, take a look at Prattville, Alabama's Cross Garden. Photos can't even begin to capture how crazy that place is. Until he died, the guy kept adding more crosses, buying up and grading adjacent lots so he could make more and more of them. Often he'd attach dozens of smaller crosses to the larger ones or hang them in the trees. It was like a locust swarm of crosses. But it was the messages of hell fire and damnation on everything that made it really creepy. He had a special hatred in his messages for drunk drivers and sex The red pickup in the linked article was at one pointed painted white with red paint splattered on it to simulate blood. Rumor is his daughter was killed by a drunk driver and that's when he snapped.


The Ave Maria Grotto is another mostly unknown Alabama site, it is pretty nice.
 
2014-03-11 10:14:53 PM
Now we know that for thousands of years people come to Florida to die.
 
2014-03-11 10:20:52 PM

doofusss: meh, the assholes here erected a Rush Limbaugh bust in the State Capitol,
would go piss on it except they had to put it in hiding.


hehehe
 
2014-03-11 10:29:25 PM
In Michigan it takes about 6hrs to get from Paradise to Hell.
 
2014-03-11 10:40:17 PM
I've known about the NC one for some time. Helps that they mentioned it right on the town's farking Wikipedia page.
 
2014-03-11 10:44:02 PM
All we get is a fake hobbit house.
 
2014-03-11 10:48:50 PM
dennysgod:In Michigan it takes about 6hrs to get from Paradise to Hell.

If you're in Non, Oklahoma, you have to go through Bowlegs to get to Maud.
 
2014-03-11 10:58:37 PM
A Leica with a Nikon lens? That is weird.
 
2014-03-11 11:06:46 PM
Colorado has a year-round, outdoor alligator farm.
 
2014-03-11 11:09:57 PM

Bucky Katt: Now we know that for thousands of years people come to Florida to die.


Ponce DeLeon never did find that fountain.
 
2014-03-11 11:13:32 PM
>West Virginia
>According to legend, this state is home to a tall satanic figure with wings named Mothman.


Wow. Did the movie bomb that badly?

i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-11 11:20:33 PM
I currently live in Titusville, where the Florida story comes from. My hubby was basically raised here, and neither of is knew this odd fact.

I am fascinated, thank you Subby!
 
2014-03-11 11:22:34 PM

Dingleberry Dickwad: Something interesting maybe?


Bong Recreation Area?
 
2014-03-11 11:30:41 PM
That Washington soda machine is in my neighborhood. If you push the mystery button you get Fanta. At least the last time I pushed it.
 
2014-03-11 11:31:16 PM
If the New Mexico legislature hadn't chickened out, it would be the greatest law ever.
 
2014-03-11 11:39:13 PM
"They ended up being around 7,000 years old, according to radio carbon dating. The black peat was so good at preserving these ancient bodies that human brain tissue was found in a woman's skull with her DNA still in tact."

so the interesting fact is that the last person to live in Florida that had a brain died over 7000 years ago?
 
2014-03-11 11:42:32 PM
I've seen that damn coke machine for nigh on 20 years. About damn time I try it, perhaps ordering mystery
 
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