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13 Weird Side Effects Everyone Experiences From Growing Up In Arkansas

There are a ton of great things about growing up in Arkansas. If you grew up here you probably have fond memories of spending lots of time outside and maybe some not-so-fond memories of being asked to find a switch. Below you’ll find 13 aftereffects of your raising, in no particular order. You’re sure to find evidence of the lasting impact on your adult life in these weird side effects of growing up Arkansas.

For unique phrases you heard growing up in Arkansas, click here. You might also want to check out life lessons you learned and thoughts you had while growing up in the Natural State.


J.B. Weisenfels
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.