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Natallia Hudyma
Natallia Hudyma

The Scariest States in America: Where do Illinois, Missouri and Iowa Rank?

A new ranking by Estately puts all 50 states in order of most to least scary based on several criteria.  Illinois and Missouri appear to be a little on the scary side, while Iowa seems pretty safe.

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Craig Redmound, Getty Images
Craig Redmound, Getty Images

Does Your Favorite Ice Cream Match Your State’s Favorite Flavor?

July is National Ice Cream Month, which was established in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan. For the past 30 years, we have been enjoying our ice cream, especially during the heat of the summertime. Yesterday in Parade Magazine, there was a story about each of the 50 states having their own favorite kinds of ice cream. 

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Natallia Hudyma
Natallia Hudyma

Strange Town Names in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa

There are a lot of strange places in America, and there are a lot of weird town names. Maybe you've heard of Intercourse, Pennsylvania? What about Santa Claus, Indiana, Hell, Michigan or Friendly, West Virginia? Every state has at least a handful of town names that raise eyebrows, including Illinois, Missouri and Iowa. Here are a few crazy town names from around the Tri-States. 

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Kurt Parsons

Crazy Laws in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa

There are a lot of crazy, weird and unusual laws still on the books in every state in America. Most of these laws were passed years and years ago in a very different time, and they simply have never been taken off the books. Upon looking at many of them, it's a real good thing these laws aren't still enforced.

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Somsak Sudthangtum

Slate Assigns Porterhouse, Spare Ribs and Loose Meat as ‘Official’ Meats of the Tri-States

If each state in America had an "official" meat, what would those state meats be? That's the question Slate Magazine attempted to answer in the article 'The United Steaks of America.' Slate's effort is impressive. Meats were not allowed to be used twice, only mammal meat qualified for the list, and stews and sandwiches were not necessarily eligible. Here's what was decided for Illinois, Missouri and Iowa:

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iStock
iStock

World Records Set in Missouri, Illinois and Iowa

Some pretty interesting world records have been set in our area states of Missouri, Illinois and Iowa.

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iStock

Gallop Says Missouri is in a Sad State, Iowa Looks Pretty Good, and Illinois is Middle of the Road

Gallop has released its annual "state of the states" rankings, looking at the overall "well-being" of each state in the nation. Iowa did great. Illinois is so/so. Missouri didn't score so well.

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The Band Perry Bringing ‘We Are Pioneers World Tour’ to Cedar Rapids, IA

The Band Perry's 'We Are Pioneers World Tour' has been around the globe. Just a few of the countries they've toured include Ireland, France, England and Norway. The Band Perry is now back in North America, and they'll be making a stop at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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Creatas

Five Famous Movies Filmed in Iowa

The State of Iowa is famous for, among other things, presidential caucuses, agriculture, the Hawkeyes and the Cyclones, Captain James T. Kirk, and Herbert Hoover. Movies doesn't usually come to mind, but there have actually been a number of well known films shot in the Hawkeye State.

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Meteor Sightings Throughout Upper Midwest

Reports are in from throughout the upper Midwest of a meteor easily visible in the northern sky shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday. Witnesses report seeing the meteor in several locations around the Hannibal-Quincy area. There were also reports along the Iowa-Missouri border, in central Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan, according to the American Meteor society.

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