45 Reasons Why Idaho Is The Most Underrated State In The Country

Or maybe even the best?

First of all, contrary to popular belief, Idaho does EXIST:

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And it is NOT in the Midwest:

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But it is an awesome, awesome place to live. Here’s why:

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1. First of all, Idaho has beautiful VANDALism:

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2. Because nobody, repeat, NOBODY in Idaho is afraid of anything. Not even wild gorillas:

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Because this is the way most people from Idaho react to the wild gorilla threat:

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3. Not to mention that people from Idaho are BASICALLY the only people in the country who can jump over their cars:

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Because even though most people you talk to might think of this guy when you say you’re from Idaho…

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4. …they should be thinking of someone like Aaron Paul, who was born in Emmet:

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5. Or Harmon Killebrew, one of the best baseball players of all time:

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6. Maybe even Christina Hendricks, who got her start acting in Idaho:

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7. Perhaps even Philo Farnsworth, the father of the television:

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8. Because Idaho makes the best Halloween costume, hands down:

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9. And because Ernest Hemingway took this picture of himself kicking a beer can, which he later called his favorite picture of himself, in Idaho:

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10. Because no cookie can stand up to an Albertsons cookie:

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11. And no fans to Boise State fans:

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12. I mean, even the SUNSET is blue and orange:

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13. Because it never gets old telling people, “No, IDAHO, not IOWA:”

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14. And it never gets old introducing someone to fry sauce for the first time:

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15. Because while people out of state might think Idaho looks like this:

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Or this:

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Or even this:

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16. You know that it looks a lot more like this:

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17. And this:

Owyhee River, Idaho

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18. This:

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19. This:

Photo by Joe Levitch / Via reddit.com
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20. This:

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21. This:

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22. And this:

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23. And while people might think Boise looks something like this:

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24. You know it looks a lot more like this:

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25. And this:

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26. And this at night:

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27. Because you know that your state has amazing taste in music:

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28. Because who needs Coachella when you have Treefort Music Festival:

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29. Because there’s no feeling like driving-around-during-a-storm feeling:


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30. Because Idaho politicians have the BEST names, like Butch Otter:

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31. Barzilla Clark:

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32. Robert Smylie:

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33. And Mike Crapo:

(And yes, I know how it’s pronounced…but it’s much funnier this way.)

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34. Because there’s nothing more entertaining than driving past fields of these and watching it like a flip-book:

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35. Because for all the Idaho stereotypes aren’t true, there are some that are totally spot-on:

Like people from Idaho love drinking with their raccoons.

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37. But you know the truth:

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38. Because there’s nothing like taking the driving test and having to know the “rules of the road” with regard to “open-range” livestock:

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39. Because Idaho signs are the truest signs in the world:

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40. Seriously:

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41. Even when they’re breaking their own rule:

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42. Because Idaho is basically the undisputed King of making it on Top 10 lists:

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43. And has even been in a few video games:

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44. And Idaho has even appeared in “Hey Arnold.” Can you say that, IOWA???

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45. Plus, how many states can say they had a Miss Idaho Potato 1935? Not Iowa, that’s for sure.

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So when you see this state flag (which, by the way, is the only state flag designed by a woman), you better RECOGNIZE!

Special thanks to my friend and product of Idaho for helping me fact-check this post. Check him out over at AledRobertsMusic.com

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