45 things about Iowa you probably didn't know

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  1. CysRage

    CysRage Well-Known Member

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  2. FarminCy

    FarminCy Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  3. CysRage

    CysRage Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

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    How many World Wars has your school won?
     
  5. 00clone

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

    Edit...way too late, apparently.
     
  6. KnappShack

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    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
     
  7. Ms3r4ISU

    Ms3r4ISU Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  8. azepp

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    They're apparently hybrids. We'll call them pows.
     
  9. CycloneRulzzz

    CycloneRulzzz Well-Known Member

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    Knew about 10 of those facts.
     
  10. no2cyclones

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    The Fenelon Place Elevator in Dubuque is also much longer than ‚Äč3 feet.
     
  11. ZJohnson

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    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.
     
  12. ItsCyence

    ItsCyence Well-Known Member

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    Bovines are hogging all the space? Try swine.
     
  13. JohnnyFive

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    So many errors.
     
  14. abe2010

    abe2010 Well-Known Member

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    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...
     
  15. agcy68

    agcy68 Well-Known Member

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

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    Yes, some of the Amish in Southern Iowa have phones, internet, calculators, cash registers and sunglasses (saw this with my own eyes at a lumberyard). Apparently, it all depends on what sect you belong to. Kalona Amish got nuthin' on them.
     
  17. pourcyne

    pourcyne Well-Known Member

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    Besides, can't trust a list that omits Peggy Whitson, first female commander of the International Space Station, born in Mt. Ayr.

    :pcool:
     
  18. twocoach

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    My general rule is that if a piece of "news" or a list of "facts" arrived to me via either email or Facebook then it is generally inaccurate. The 8 million political things that get liked and shared on Facebook might be the single largest pile of garbage spam on the planet, full of lies and half truths. It's a shame how easily the general public will accept anything they read on the internet as truth simply because it comes in some type of prepared format.
     
  19. cyrocksmypants

    cyrocksmypants Well-Known Member

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    I actually agree with twocoach on something. There was a point where I stupidly made it a point to debunk the stupid crap that gets posted and shared on Facebook, but the task just became too big for me. It was exhausting. Like the "if someone throws egg on your windshield, don't use the wipers, it will smear and you'll get raped!" one or the "if someone is driving without their headlights on, don't flash them because it's a gang initiation and you'll get killed!" one or even the recent "if you feed a dog ice, it's stomach will explode!" one. Typical American garbage to use fear to spread crap because they know people won't fact check.
     
  20. roundball

    roundball Well-Known Member

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    It's called clickbait, and yes, it's a scourge on society (and makes women bad mothers).
     

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