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24 Things Everyone From Minnesota Will Understand

The land of 10,000 lakes, 20 degrees below zero, and 5 million of the best people you'll ever meet.

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1. Getting territorial over hot dish varieties.

2. This is literally every dude’s Tinder profile picture:

3. August: "It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity!”

4. November: “It’s not the cold, it’s the windchill!”

5. Having more in common with Antarctica than you ever thought.

6. Never having to pay for a gym membership.

7. Every item of outerwear you own is caked in salt.

8. Getting used to watching TV in the summer with a storm warning scroll at the bottom of the screen at all times.

9. A deep, inexplicable hatred for Iowa.

10. And Wisconsin.

11. Except for that one thing we all agree on.

12. Getting up 15 minutes early in the winter so you can go out and start your car up.

13. Or just giving up altogether.

14. And having so many snow days that you actually start to feel concerned about your education.

15. Taking a strong stand on the name of the game "Duck, Duck, Grey Duck.”

16. Also, it’s fucking called pop.

17. Getting a handful of change, and half the coins are Canadian.

18. Leaving an extra 45 minutes at the end of a conversation for a classic Minnesota Good-bye.

19. Mastering the art of scraping just enough of your windshield to make it to work safely.

20. Our overwhelming enthusiasm when we’re given good news.

21. The losing battle against an army of mosquitos every summer.

22. Developing a taste for lutefisk.

23. Avoiding this place like the plague during the holidays.

24. Constantly being let down by your teams, but supporting them anyways.

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