Brownielocks and The 3 Bears
(Note: The following was sent to me in email. I do not know the origin. I thought it was funny and so I'm sharing it.)
became the 32nd state on May 11, 1858.
It was originally settled by a lost group of Norwegians seeking refuge from the searing heat of Wisconsin's winters.
Minnesota gets its name from the Sioux Indian word "mah-nee-soo-tah," meaning, "They eat fish soaked in lye."
The state song of Minnesota is "Someday the Vikings will ... Aw, never mind."
The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, covers 9.5 million square feet and has enough space to hold 185,000 idiot teenagers yapping away on cell phones.
Madison, Minnesota, is known as "the lutefisk capital of the world."
Avoid this city at all costs.
Downtown Minneapolis has an enclosed skyway system covering 52 blocks, allowing people to live, work, eat, and sleep without ever going outside.
The only downside to this is that a Norwegian occasionally turns up missing.
Cartoonist Charles M. Shultz was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and grew up in St. Paul. He was the only artist to accurately depict the perfectly circular heads of Minnesota natives.
The Hormel Company of Austin, Minnesota, produces 6 million cans of Spam a year, even though no one actually eats it.
Spam is a prized food in Japan & Hawaii -- called Spam sushi!
Minnesota license plates are blue & white and contain the phrase "Blizzards on the 4th of July -- you get used to it."
Frank C. Mars, founder of the Mars Candy Company, was born in Newport, Minnesota. His 3 Musketeers candy bar originally contained three bars in one
wrapper, each filled with a different flavor of nougat -- chocolate, Spam, and lutefisk.
Tonka trucks continue to be manufactured in Minnetonka, Minnesota, despite the thousands of GI Joe dolls killed by them annually in rollover accidents.
No airbags, no seat belts. These things are deathtraps, I tell ya!
Author Laura Ingalls Wilder was raised at Walnut Grove, Minnesota, and was famous for writing the "Little House" series of books, as well as inventing
the "Spam diet" which consists of looking at a plate of Spam until you lose your appetite. Much like the "lutefisk diet."
The snowmobile was invented in Roseau, Minnesota, so as to allow families a means of attending 4th of July picnics.
Minnesotans are almost indistinguishable from Wisconsinites. The only way to tell them apart is to ask if they voted for Mondale in '84.
Now, COLD is a relative thing
Arizonans turn on the heat.
People in Minnesota plant gardens.
Californians shiver uncontrollably.
People in Minnesota sunbathe.
Italian & English cars won't start.
People in Minnesota drive with the windows down..
Georgians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats.
People in Minnesota throw on a flannel shirt.
New York landlords finally turn up the heat.
People in Minnesota have the last cookout before it gets cold.
People in Miami all die.
Minnesotans close their windows.
Californians fly away to Mexico.
People in Minnesota get out their winter coats.
10° below zero:
The Girl Scouts in Minnesota are selling cookies door to door.
20° below zero:
Washington DC runs out of hot air. (Not really!).
People in Minnesota let their dogs sleep indoors.
30° below zero:
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
Minnesotans get upset because they can't start the snowmobile.
40° below zero:
ALL atomic motion stops.
People in Minnesota start saying..."Cold enough for ya?"
50° below zero:
Hell freezes over.
Minnesota public schools will open 2 hours late.
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