25 facts to brag about Minnesota
Minnesota, the name comes from a Native American word meaning ‘clouded water’ or ‘sky-tinted water.’ The name was used by Europeans since the arrival of the first explorers. Here are 25 facts that will astound you.
1. The first Halloween celebration in America took place in Anoka, Minnesota in 1921.
2. It is glorious to have a hockey haircut in Minnesota. The mullet doesn’t exist.
3. Red wing shoes have been making the world most durable boots.
4. Around 1950’s and 60’s, the popular giant doughnuts were popularized by Minnesota businessman H. David Dalqist. It was named as Bundt cakes which are super delicious. The pan of bundt is exclusively produced by Dalquist’s company Nordic Ware. The pan is based in St. Louis Park.
5. In 1988, two Minnesota bodybuilders created Zubaz. Zubaz is a brand of shorts and pants that became popular during the early 90’s.
6. Edina’s Southdale mall was the world’s first enclosed shopping center.
7. The 3M, formally known as the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, invented the Scotch Tape. 3M also invented the post in note.
8. One of the greatest stories in Olympic history was written by a spray of Minnesotans, comprising coach Herb Brooks, who was born in St. Paul.
9. In 1921, a Minneapolis home economist Marjorie Husten created Betty Crocker. Since then, people everywhere got inspired with her cookbooks and cake mixes.
10. An American novelist and short story writer Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born in St Paul in 1896.
11. The magical places in Minnesota parks are well equipped that, you can rent ice skates, play nock hockey and drink cafes.
12. American Film directors, producers, editors, and screenwriters, informally known as Coen Brothers, were born and raised in St. Louis Park.
13. The greatest movie ‘franchise of all time’ is basically a documentary about Minnesota hockey.
14. The first ‘Target’ store opened in 1962 in Roseville. The company is headquartered in Minneapolis.
15. In 1872, the world’s best cake mix was made by Pillsbury, which was founded in Minnesota.
16. The ‘Mayo Clinic’ is the largest and first, non-profit medical center in the world. It is also regarded as one of the best.
17. The Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award, John Gagliardi was a St. John’s football coach. Gagliardi retired in 2012 after leading the university’s program for 60 years, assuming 489 wins.
18. University of Minnesota invented, the Honeycrisp apple, aka the most delicious apple in all the land.
19. An American singer, vaudevillian, and actress, Judy Garland was born in Grand Rapids in 1922. She was renowned for her vocals.
20. The Mississippi river begins at Lake Itasca in Clearwater County. Lake Itasca is a small glacial lake. The lake is located in southern Clarewater County, in the headwaters are of north central Minnesota.
21. A Minnesota baseball creator was the first to say ‘holy cow’ during a baseball broadcast.
22. The Minneapolis sculpture garden is the largest urban sculpture garden in the country.
23. 90,000 miles of shoreline, Minnesota has more than Florida, California, and Hawaii area combined? Yes that’s true!
24. The nation’s first better business bureau was founded in Minneapolis in 1912!
25. The snowmobile was invented in Minnesota!
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