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    45 things about Iowa you probably didn't know

    I just saw this on Facebook and thought it's worth sharing. http://www.movoto.com/blog/opinions/...cts/?%3Fsrc=fb


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    Re: 45 things about Iowa you probably didn't know

    Whoever wrote that article didn't do a lot of fact checking. East Okoboji River? Winnebago made in the city of Winnebago? Field of Dreams in Dubuque?



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    Re: 45 things about Iowa you probably didn't know

    Quote Originally Posted by FarminCy View Post
    Whoever wrote that article didn't do a lot of fact checking. East Okoboji River? Winnebago made in the city of Winnebago? Field of Dreams in Dubuque?
    Yeah those got my attention too. I wonder if they just said Dubuque for Field of Dreams since that is the closest large city..who knows. The list is still interesting however.


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    Re: 45 things about Iowa you probably didn't know

    How many World Wars has your school won?


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    Re: 45 things about Iowa you probably didn't know

    32....*Ahem...Dyersville.

    Edit...way too late, apparently.



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    Re: 45 things about Iowa you probably didn't know

    Quote Originally Posted by cmjh10 View Post
    How many World Wars has your school won?
    2 million pounds of uranium and various manufacturing processes developed to help the war effort

    Iowa State: Keeping the World Save From Tyranny since 1942



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    Re: 45 things about Iowa you probably didn't know

    Read #11 carefully. I've already been on a Facebook "discussion " today about the errors, oversights, lack of proof reading, and lack of sources for this list. That's the problem with lists and numbers like these. They give a "wow" impression and little to back it up.



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    Re: 45 things about Iowa you probably didn't know

    Quote Originally Posted by Ms3r4ISU View Post
    Read #11 carefully. I've already been on a Facebook "discussion " today about the errors, oversights, lack of proof reading, and lack of sources for this list. That's the problem with lists and numbers like these. They give a "wow" impression and little to back it up.
    They're apparently hybrids. We'll call them pows.



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    Re: 45 things about Iowa you probably didn't know

    Knew about 10 of those facts.


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    Re: 45 things about Iowa you probably didn't know

    The Fenelon Place Elevator in Dubuque is also much longer than ​3 feet.



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    Re: 45 things about Iowa you probably didn't know

    Quote Originally Posted by FarminCy View Post
    Whoever wrote that article didn't do a lot of fact checking. East Okoboji River? Winnebago made in the city of Winnebago? Field of Dreams in Dubuque?
    She also said bovine instead of porcine. There we a ton of mistakes in that article. It really isn't all the hard to do your due diligence and double/triple check your work. Poorly written.



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    Re: 45 things about Iowa you probably didn't know

    Bovines are hogging all the space? Try swine.



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    Re: 45 things about Iowa you probably didn't know

    So many errors.



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    Re: 45 things about Iowa you probably didn't know

    they completely missed the ball on the ames description, i think there was an entire music video that detailed everything that made you say hooray about ames...



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    Re: 45 things about Iowa you probably didn't know

    They also missed the fact that the digital computer was invented at ISU.


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