Other (and why do you despise America so very much)?
I cannot offhand think of much of anything that is truly exciting in - Iowa.
It's there. Some major highways and railroads transit it, including some impressive bridges along their ways, some interesting geological features are in it, and of course the corn. But not a lot else.
James Kirk will be born there in a few centuries.
North Dakota is breaking away from the pack!
On a different note, did you know that in the category of households having surnames with two or more syllables Ohio is ranked 25th?
Oh they're also ranked 25th in number of left handed pipe smokers too!
The American accent of the English language originates in Ohio as well.
There are 3x more egg-laying chickens in South Dakota than there are people. Statistics are not available for North Dakota, but I imagine that the figure is just as uninteresting.
There are about 2.5x more turkeys in ND than people and 6.5 more in SD! That's a lot of turkeys!
"Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost." - 1980 Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan
North Dakota for me as well. Flat northern plains and cold, cold, cold.
Though, if central Indiana was it's own state, it would certainly be a good contender.
I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?
The ends can justify the means.
Man... Ohio is average in so many categories. I think that makes Ohio pretty interesting.
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Time to throw in some serious science to back up claims....I have selected four entirely random street views from central Indiana. Here they are:
Now let us contrast those with four typical scenes in Michigan that were chosen more or less at random as well:
Just in terms of visual interest found in the built and natural environment there is a notable difference, wouldn't you say?
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I vote Delaware. I know I've never been to North Dakota before, but I also know that it's in a part of the country where at least they have interesting weather - they get everything from tornadoes to blistering summer heat to snowstorms and frigid cold temperatures to spring floods. So at least it's not boring in that sense.
Delaware is in the mid-Atlantic region, so yes they have 4 seasons but none of them are particularly extreme. The state isn't big enough to be interesting. It only has 3 counties. Wilmington's a decent size, kind of industrial city and it's close to Philadelphia. When I think of North Dakota and the culture, I imagine it to be typical Upper Midwestern, Fargo-kind of culture (and before anyone brings it up, yes I know that most of Fargo takes place in Minnesota. But you get my point). But at least that's some sort of easily identifiable American sub-culture.
How do people in Delaware talk or what kind of foods they eat? Don't worry, I'll wait.
That being said, I do like that big rest stop Delaware has on I-95 that's practically a mini-shopping mall.
Also, I don't think any of the western states should qualify. Even if the people in Idaho are a bunch of fuddy-duddies (which they are, I know because I've been there), the scenery is absolutely breathtaking. I think what we're looking for here is the worst combination of dull scenery and natural beauty, dull climate, and dull people.
How did Nebraska only get 4 votes so far?
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On a different note, I have found that randomly selecting street views from pretty much every state returns uniformly dull (and rural 99% of the time) views. We are a dull country I guess.