Ah, rivalries. History is full of them–Cain vs. Abel. Bloods vs. Crips. Britney vs. Christina. There is one rivalry, however, that tops them all…No, I’m not talking Coke vs. Pepsi. I’m talking Kansas vs. Missouri. Here are 10 (completely unbiased) reasons why Kansas is undeniably better than Missouri:
1. First and foremost...
Everyone knows the Mizzou left the Big 12 for the SEC because they were scared...
2. We have the Flint Hills.
3. Who feeds the world? Kansas farmers.
In fact, an acre of Kansas wheat can produce enough bread to feed 9,000 people per day.
4. Kansas = the (unofficial) quirky capital of the world
A gigantic ball of twine, oversized canvases and bizarre political sculptures await you in the Sunflower State!
5. Kansans make that cash
According to hud.gov, the average median income for Kansas is $51,332, while Missouri sits at $47,380 (though the cost of living in MO is slightly less...but don't tell them that)!
6. A Coffeyville man invented the ICEE in 1961
You're welcome, world.
7. The unemployment rate in Kansas is lower
According to the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Kansas's unemployment rate is at 4.5%, while Missouri sits at 5.8%.
8. Lawrence Massacre
We may forgive, but we'll never forget.
9. We may drive slowly, but at least we're safe!
For the past several years, Missouri has made the Top 10 list for worst drivers in the United States.
10. Dorothy agrees: "There's no place like home."
Kansas is home to some of the friendliest, most down-to-earth people you'll ever meet--if Kansas isn't already your home, you'll want to change that!