For years, Hawaii was the happiest place in the country, but this time around, another state has ranked at #1. According to Gallup’s Well-Being Index, 2013′s happiest state was — drumroll — North Dakota. The Well-Being Index factors in various aspects of life, like work environments, health, and basic access to food, water and medical care. The closer to 100 a state’s score is, the higher its residents’ quality of life. North Dakota scored a 70.4, followed by South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Montana. I’m just as surprised as you are. States in the Midwest and West fared best on the wellbeing scale, while the South scored the lowest. The most sadface of states, weighing in with a score of 61.4, is West Virginia — for the fifth year in a row. Bummer. Keep reading »
Deer crossing signs exists in semi-rural areas to let drivers know to watch out for deer on the road. But Donna, who called in to a radio station in Fargo, North Dakota, doesn’t seem to understand this. She thinks that the deer are purposely crossing where the deer crossing signs are. Because deer can read.
Finally animal-print lovers can look forward to a sexy new pattern: dinosaur! Researchers in North Dakota have uncovered a mummified Edmontosaurus in a rock tomb. The Badlands’ find gives paleontologists and fashionistas a close look at real greenish-black dino flesh. The discovery is especially exciting because it’s an extremely rare specimen of preserved skin — which is hard as iron, but hopefully wonâ€™t be hard to iron in knock-off garments. Although it will take a year to fully uncover the discoveries, there are already books and a National Geographic kids show in the works. As far as the runway goes, with vintage being so popular, weâ€™re sure this 65 million-year old dino print will be all the rage! [CNN]
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