Minnesota Trivia: Weird, Wacky and Wild (Paperback)

Minnesota Trivia: Weird, Wacky and Wild By Jeff Neidt, Lisa Wojna Cover Image

Minnesota Trivia: Weird, Wacky and Wild (Paperback)

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Minnesota is full of fascinating and often humorous stories of strange places, bizarre events, intriguing history and colorful characters:
  • A SPAM museum, located in the town of Austin, is dedicated entirely to that canned meat product
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, Judy Garland and Bob Dylan are all native Minnesotans
  • The Mall of America in Bloomington covers an area of 9.5 million square feet--roughly the size of 78 football fields
  • Minnesota is the birthplace of the Jolly Green Giant and Wheaties cereal, masking tape, Post-Its, Scotch tape, Bisquick, and--the stapler
  • The world's largest pelican statue stands more than 15 feet tall in downtown Pelican Rapids, near Pelican River
  • Minneapolis' famed skyway system connects more than 60 blocks of the downtown core
  • The state has 15,291 lakes and 90,000 miles of shoreline, which is more than California, Florida and Hawaii's shorelines combined
  • Minnesota has the most groomed snowmobile trails in the country--2000 miles worth
Bestselling author Lisa Wojna has authored or co-authored more than 20 books for Blue Bike Books, including Weird Canadian Laws and the Bathroom Book of Canadian Quotes. She has also written many other non-fiction books. Having worked in the community newspaper industry as a writer and journalist, she has traveled all over Canada from the windy prairies of Manitoba to northern British Columbia and even to the wilds of Africa. Although writing and photography have been a central part of her life for as long as she can remember, it's the people behind every story that are her motivation and give her the most fulfillment.
Product Details ISBN: 9781897278338
ISBN-10: 1897278330
Publisher: Blue Bike Books
Publication Date: March 1st, 2008
Pages: 224
Language: English