Wisconsin is not the most popular state. It doesn’t get a whole lot of attention in the media. There are no “Real Housewives of Manitowoc” (although I’d watch that one). Despite this, Wisconsin contributes a whole lot to this great nation of ours.
As a huge smoothie lover, I am all about the blender. This small (but mighty) appliance was developed right here in Wisconsin.
2. Great produce
You like to eat, don't you? Well, some of the best produce in our nation comes from Wisconsin. And thankfully we have farmers up here who know what the heck they're doing.
No one likes to kill these critters, but they don't seem to get the hint that we don't want them in our homes. Warfarin was developed in Wisconsin.
4. Social Security
We can all agree that Social Security isn't a whole lot of money, but the fact that you get something from the government is more than you get in most nations. The idea developed in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin is the nation's leading provider of cranberries. I am sure looking forward to some fresh Wisconsin cranberries for Thanksgiving.
We obviously have readers from both sides of the aisle, but we can agree that the Republican party as it was founded--to combat slavery--contributed a lot to America. It was founded in Ripon, Wisconsin.
7. The hamburger
I bet you guys eat one of these from time to time (or every day). Yeah, it was a Wisconsinite who invented the hamburger.
8. Ice Cream Sundaes
This is probably the best dessert ever. Who decided to put chocolate sauce over ice cream? None other than a man from Two Rivers, Wisconsin.
9. Bone Marrow Transplants
This one is super serious. People actually have a second chance at life because of the work pioneered by a University of Wisconsin researcher.
10. Clothes dryer
Invented in Two Rivers (man, there is something about Two Rivers) the clothes dryer is appreciated by people everywhere. Using a clothesline is not all it's cracked up to be.
Repeat after me: Happy cows DO NOT come from California. Do you see restaurants featuring a cheesy dish saying "Made with Real California cheese?" I don't think so.
Seriously, if all we contributed to the United States was great cheese, it would be totally worth it.