North Dakota January 04, 2017
11 Things North Dakotans Do Better Than Anyone Else
It’s hard to be North Dakotan – there’s so much greatness here and yet we tend to be too polite to brag about it. We know where credit should be given when credit is due, however, and when it comes to everything from what we produce to how we dance, we take pride in our accomplishments. Here are 11 things we definitely do better than everyone else.
1. Owning cars
North Dakota has more registered vehicles in the state than it does residents. We sure love our cars!
2. Square dancing
Did you know that square dancing is North Dakota's official state dance? Well now you know, now swing your partner round n' round!
3. Being safe
North Dakota has consistently ranked among the top in the safest states in the country, and most all of its towns and cities have crime rates way lower than the national average.
4. Making hamburgers
North Dakota held the record for the largest hamburger ever made in Rutland, ND, which weighed almost 3,600 pounds.
5. And do you want fries with that?
Every year the Simplot French Fry Feed in Grand Forks smashes world records at most french fries made and eaten in one gathering. We're talking over 5,000 pounds of french fries! I'd say that's enough to go with the massive Rutland burger.
6. Racing lawn mowers
Did you know that North Dakota has a Lawn Mower Racing Association? Yeah... it exists!
7. Wildlife conservation
North Dakota has the most wildlife refuges out of any state, and through responsible hunting practices we are on top of wildlife conservation.
8. Feeding the nation
It's no secret North Dakota's strength is in its agriculture. We are top producers of sunflowers, honey, canola, soybeans, wheat, and many more crops. We also have tons of cattle ranches for both the beef and milk industries. You're welcome, everyone else!
9. Making road trips interesting
There are so many huge roadside statues in North Dakota it's hard to list them all. We even have the Enchanted Highway, which is entirely dedicated to using large structures to make a road interesting.
10. Taking bubble baths
The timeless and childhood favorite Mr. Bubble bubble bath was invented here in North Dakota, and there was actually a government sanctioned holiday for it on August 30th, 2011.
11. Beach going
There is more coastline along Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota than all of California's coast along the Pacific Ocean, even though Cali is definitely the place known for its beaches.
North Dakota is pretty great, but we do some weird things sometimes, too. Here are
7 weird laws that exist in the state that might just leave you wondering… why?