Life can be hard and work can be rough, depending on where you grow up in Kentucky. It’s not uncommon in the country to spend a lot of summers working the land. I’m not saying life at the office is all rainbows and ponies, but the biggest hazard is often a paper cut, headache, or a hemorrhoid. Outside of work, there are plenty of things that help toughen up Kentuckians too.

Here are 10 reasons Bluegrass folk tend to be pretty sturdy:

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When it comes to Kentucky tough, it can be mental or physical, as we all have our strengths and weaknesses. In the end, Kentuckians endure and we overcome. It is in our very nature. There are plenty of other reasons the people of the Bluegrass State are some tough cookies, so please share your thoughts in the comments below!

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