Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Imaginary States of Dullness

  1. Apr 23, 2003 #1
    Via conversation, stereotype and simple-daydreaming I have found out that there are States in America which I and others imagine to be dull, lifeless, the pits of the earth. Whether this is the real state of affairs in these states doesn't seem to matter. Some states like California and New York are automatically considered "sexy" while others just don't feature on any top 10 lists.

    Before I visited the following places, I always considerd them to be no-go zones of dullness:
    1) Iowa
    2) Indiana
    3) Kansas
    4) Utah
    5) Delaware

    I have visted most of America's states and can say I was wrong about Utah in the sense of landscape; it is one of the most beautiful places I have seen.

    I have driven north-south through Indiana in winter too many times to give it another chance. I didn't notice Iowa on my drive-through so I can't say whether it's dull or not. Kansas was flat. Delaware was indeed dull but I wasn't near the water which might have improved matters.

    Apologies for hurting any feelings. As I said, this is more about imaginary states of dullness than real ones.
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 23, 2003 #2
    Oh good thing you came back and said that you decided otherwise on UT or I was gonna have to go off. Utah is the coolest place ever to be if you're interested at all in the outdoors; biking, climbing, skiing, everything its all world class, not too mention the scenery is rivaled only by new zealand and a few select other places, most bueatiful place on earth, I'm serious. And SLC is not too bad to live in though the small towns are a little different. As for Iowa its kind of a pretty place driving through it but yeah, it does seem like it would be dull to live there.
  4. Apr 23, 2003 #3
    This is hilarious! I also have visited many states, and I can tell you that Delaware is actually pretty cool. They have beaches and touristy fun areas.
    I think my list would be
    5)(tie)North and South Dakota
    I have never visited any of these places, and would love to be proven wrong!
  5. Apr 24, 2003 #4
    GlamGein, I think yoy are right, Oklahoma is a candidate. I hereby replace Utah with Oklahoma. Nebraska is odd. The east is like Iowa, the west feels, well, western and is ok.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook