We Iowans have an unparalleled ability to fly under the radar. It’s like we’ve had this enormously successful marketing campaign convincing everyone else that we’re flat, hogs are our childhood friends, and the only thing we have to offer the world is fried butter on a stick. While we enjoy being left alone, let’s straighten out the record: what other abilities do Iowans have that seem to go unrecognized?
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I just spent three weeks in Iowa in the dead of winter and it got me thinking: I need more eggnog. Just being there I got so out of the habit of worrying about my health and fitness and I blame it all on the snow – and the fact that I can hide my stomach under comfy knit sweaters. Back in California, whenever I got a burst of energy, I could go for a jog (a very, very slow jog). But here? No such luck. So I sat down with Mike Hoover, aka Mike Buff-for-a-Living Hoover, and he pretty much told me it was still all my fault.