Iowa March 16, 2016
Iowa Is Ranked As The 27th Most Underrated State. Here’s Why That’s Wrong.
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The Top Tens recently ranked the most underrated states in the nation. On that list, Iowa fell to number 27. Obviously this list wasn’t written by an Iowan, because if it had been, Iowa would have been number 1 on that list. Here’s why:
1. Iowa produces more corn than any other state, even more than some countries. This is used in everything from your toothpaste to your gas.
2. And the most soybeans, which do some pretty great things like: feeding your bacon and hamburger, or making crayons and paints.
3. Iowa also produces more pork than any other state in the country. Which means you can thank Iowa for all the bacon.
4. Without Iowa, your energy bill would probably be higher, too, as Iowa produces a major portion of the country’s wind energy.
5. Iowa is also the leading producer of renewable fuels such as ethanol and bio-diesel.
6. Not to mention we have the highest graduation rates and the highest literacy rates in the nation.
7. And if that’s not enough, Iowa City was named one of six UNESCO Cities of Literature, alongside Edinburgh and Dublin.
8. Plus, Iowa is one of the safest states in the country, the sixth safest, to be exact.
9. Because of the Iowa Caucuses, our state plays an extremely important role in national politics.
10. Also, you get to enjoy all four seasons, each one more beautiful than the last.
11. There is nowhere else in the world where you can see the sun set more beautifully than over a wide open Iowa sky.
12. Our state is simply magical. And completely underrated.
I guess part of being an underrated state is nobody knowing how great you are…