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Poll results: Which is the dullest state in the US (vote for top three)

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  • Washington

    0 0%
  • Oregon

    0 0%
  • Arkansas

    1 2.33%
  • New Mexico

    0 0%
  • Indiana

    7 16.28%
  • Ohio

    4 9.30%
  • Delaware

    8 18.60%
  • Nebraska

    6 13.95%
  • Idaho

    1 2.33%
  • Kansas

    9 20.93%
  • North Dakota

    16 37.21%
  • Maryland

    0 0%
  • Iowa

    8 18.60%
  • Utah

    1 2.33%
  • Nebraska

    7 16.28%
  • Minnesota

    0 0%
  • South Dakota

    2 4.65%
  • Nevada

    2 4.65%
  • Illinois

    1 2.33%
  • Other (and why do you despise America so very much)?

    2 4.65%
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Thread: What is the dullest/least interesting state in the union?

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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    ah yes, the flyover states...
    Flying the southern route to California -

    Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona.
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    When viewed as a whole, Oregon and Washington. Factor in the eastern part of the states.

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    North Dakota. Even South Dakota at least has Mount Rushmore.

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    I've been in 47, and found something interesting in every one. Otherwise, you aren't paying attention to the state you are in. Some reasons are obscure, remnants of childhood, whatever. All I remember about Michigan is touring the Kelloggs factory in Battle Creek 46 years ago, and staying at a lodge somewhere in the state in the woods. Iowa, stayed in a historic inner-city hotel, same trip, it was fascinating. Some other states, not so much. But I can't say a bad thing about any one I've been in.

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    Maine-trees, moose and wannabe Canucks. Yes, I have been there
    Ohio-the joke in college was that you want to cross Ohio at night because there was nothing to see anyway.
    Indiana-conservatives and the upper 2/3rd is tabletop flat
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post




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    Quote Originally posted by Whose Yur Planner View post
    Maine-trees, moose and wannabe Canucks. Yes, I have been there
    Ohio-the joke in college was that you want to cross Ohio at night because there was nothing to see anyway.
    Indiana-conservatives and the upper 2/3rd is tabletop flat
    The top of Indiana does have the dunes though. It also has Gary...

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    I am not resident of Indiana therefore I can't speak very confidently about it but as I have heard that Indiana is worst toxic polluted sate in the union, my vote goes to Indiana.

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    Quote Originally posted by RogerMiller View post
    I am not resident of Indiana therefore I can't speak very confidently about it but as I have heard that Indiana is worst toxic polluted sate in the union, my vote goes to Indiana.
    Ah but highly toxic and polluted sounds interesting, albeit in a bad way. Kinda like how Jersey is filled with nothing but chemical plants, casinos, and corruption (and speaking as one who has been to Indiana many many times there is little visible evidence of toxic environments to be seen - unless you count Gary)
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by terraplnr View post
    Highest proportion of college football fans that root for a certain university but they didn’t attend that university?
    That would be nationwide/Notre Dame.
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    Quote Originally posted by mike gurnee View post
    I don't think any state is dull. Many states however have regions that are dull.
    In defense of

    Indiana - side by side is Gary & the Indiana Dunes. Has Brown County State Park.

    New Jersey - peoples image is only formed by what they had seen from the Turnpike or worse the TV show Jersey Shore vs where I grew up.
    Has any one other then Gedunker, Tide and me have been in the Pine Barrens.

    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    In defense of

    Indiana - side by side is Gary & the Indiana Dunes. Has Brown County State Park.

    New Jersey - peoples image is only formed by what they had seen from the Turnpike or worse the TV show Jersey Shore vs where I grew up.
    Has any one other then Gedunker, Tide and me have been in the Pine Barrens.
    I agree with Bubba about "that school"
    Last edited by Hink; 19 Dec 2012 at 8:57 AM.
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    I voted North Dakota. It is the least visited state in the union for a reason.

    Even the Simpsons visited Delaware. Bart was excited about visiting a screen door factory!
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    Kansas, hands down.

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    I voted for Kansas because I couldn't think of a single thing that I would want to do there.

    I'm kind of shocked about some of the choices on the list.
    The PacNW is plenty entertaining!
    And as many have demonstrated, people from Ohio are really good at spelling words with their arms, which makes the state exceptionally interesting.
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    Off-topic:
    I wish I hadn't laughed at the casket Ohio pic, but alas, I did

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    I would have to nominate Iowa. After working there, I couldnt wait for my contract to end to get out of there. Even being out of work, I had a recruiter call me recently and wanted my resume for a City there and I told him I wasnt interested. Mrs Katt told me that if I ever got a job there again. I could go by myself and that is very strong language for her.

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    Quote Originally posted by TerraSapient View post
    And as many have demonstrated, people from Ohio are really good at spelling words with their arms, which makes the state exceptionally interesting.
    Ohio is ranked 25th in the country for spelling words with their arms, according to the National Word Spelling With Arms Association. Mississippi and West Virginia are usually tied for last place.
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Ohio is ranked 25th in the country for spelling words with their arms, according to the National Word Spelling With Arms Association. Mississippi and West Virginia are usually tied for last place.
    Where does Ohio rank in terms of most consistently achieving averageness?
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Where does Ohio rank in terms of most consistently achieving averageness?
    Oddly enough 25th. You would think better than that....
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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    I've been in 47, and found something interesting in every one.
    Wow. Just...wow. 47 states, that is incredible. That's some travelling! I'm extraordinarily jealous. So many states I'd love to spend time in....
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    I've been to 44 states thanks to a heck of a lot of driving. Most of the country east of the Mississippi is just empty and doesn't make for an entertaining drive.

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Has any one other then Gedunker, Tide and me have been in the Pine Barrens.

    Oh yeah... I have several times.

    I've been to 48 of 50, but one of those is North Dakota, so I couldn't pick it.
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Has any one other then Gedunker, Tide and me have been in the Pine Barrens.
    *raises hand* Me! I actually drove to the Pine Barrens -- on my way home from Cape May -- on purpose. I wanted to see what was there.

    Unfortunately, the visitor center ? I stopped at was closed for the season, so all I did was walk around the property for awhile before getting back into my car and going home.

    I did not encounter any New Jersey devils.

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Has any one other then Gedunker, Tide and me have been in the Pine Barrens.
    I have been as well. A few times. Even got lost there, but saw no Jersey Devil. Good thing they have all those fire towers or we may never have gotten out of there! I thought about listing New Jersey, but growing up a mere 20 miles from the border in PA I know more than many, probably, about the place. I wouldn't want to live there personally, but not because its boring.

    My barometer for boringness is whether I could live in a place because, really, every state has SOMETHING interesting about it. I have yet to travel anywhere that doesn't have some kernel of interest. At least to a traveler (I've been to 47 of them).

    I'm fine with people thinking my state (New Mexico) is boring. Its not, but the more people that stay away, the better. IMHO...
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    Quote Originally posted by jsk1983 View post
    North Dakota. Even South Dakota at least has Mount Rushmore.
    Quote Originally posted by WSU MUP Student View post
    I voted North Dakota. It is the least visited state in the union for a reason.

    Even the Simpsons visited Delaware. Bart was excited about visiting a screen door factory!
    I have to vote North Dakota as well. There is a sliver of the state, right next to Montana (of course), that is interesting - the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It isn't big and essentially it concentrates every feature you might see in the Badlands National Park into something you can see in half a day.

    Other than that North Dakota seems to be one continuous wheat field from Montana to Fargo. And flat. Miles and miles of flat, boring, featureless land. The cows look bored and probably dream wistfully of the day when a truck will put them out of their misery and haul them to the slaughterhouse.

    In my desperation of trying to find a job after grad school, I interviewed for a planning job is West Fargo, which makes Fargo look like Las Vegas in comparison, The planning director asked me "Why would you want to leave Montana to work here?"

    He had me there. I gave him the standard BS about looking for opportunity and challenges, but really the answer was I am nearly broke, my student loan is in deferment, and Raman noodles is practically my breakfast, lunch and dinner. "It was either West Fargo or suicide," I could have said, "and after driving across your state and seeing your town, the latter choice is looking better and better."

    On the way home there was a town that had been smashed flat by a tornado. The whole town. It was just rubble. God had good aim. He just couldn't muster enough wind to take out the whole state.
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