Michigan's official stone is the Petoskey stone, which is actually fossilized coral from back when the middle of the continent was covered in a shallow sea.
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Lake Ontario is the only one of North America's Great Lakes that doesn't have a Michigan shore.
The state flag has a light blue shield that reads "Tuebor," or "I will defend." The state motto follows in Latin and translates to "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you."
"The Mitten State""Great Lake State""The Wolverine State""The World's Motor Capital""America's High Five"
"Great Lake State" and "Water-Winter Wonderland" are the only well-known state mottos that have made it onto license plates.
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Lansing is the state capital of Michigan, and not Detroit, as is assumed by many.
Northern cardinalVia Flickr / John FlanneryAmerican robinVia Flickr / black_throated_green_warblerBlue jayVia Flickr / Robert EngbergEastern bluebird
The American robin has been the official state bird since 1931. It's also been the state bird of Wisconsin since 1946, when they clearly copied us.
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Bowling Green State University is located in Ohio, not Michigan.
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The apple blossom has been the official state flower of Michigan since 1897. The dwarf lake iris is the state wildflower.
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Grand Rapids is the second-most-populated city in Michigan, with about 1.37 million residents.
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In Home Improvement, Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor and his family lived in suburban Detroit.
Can You Answer These Basic Questions About Michigan?
You're clearly not from Michigan, but you also clearly don't have much interest in state trivia either.
You did OK! Seems like maybe you're not from Michigan, but you still know a thing or two.
Pretty good! You might be a true Michigander...or maybe you got lucky.
Nice! You've either lived in Michigan for quite a while or you're just crazy good at state trivia.
You nailed it! You're clearly a true Michigander who cares deeply about the Mitten State.