Everyone in Iowa bleeds Black And Gold, baby! If you don’t support the Hawkeyes then you’re really not an Iowan. Now here’s a magical tidbit for the bookworm in me, the Iowa Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa has one of the world’s leading creative writing programs for over 70 years now. No really, 12 Pulitzer Prize and four U.S. Poet Laureate winners graduated from those workshops. Furthermore, if you live in Iowa, chances are you’re a tad bit weird and super, super friendly.
Chances are that the folks in Kansas have heard just about every single variation of jokes related to The Wizard of Oz so don’t bother. Everyone, no really everyone, lives, breathes and cries with their beloved Jayhawks. Superman, aka Clark Kent, hails from “The Heartland” (kind of) and everyone is proud of it. Oh yeah, according to the National Weather Service, each Kansas county has honestly averaged about 30-50 tornadoes since 1950. GULP.