Iowa: Field of opportunity, our sign says. And it's true, but we're more than fields and farmers, right? We're more than flat and void of lakes and recreation? Wait, are we actually even those things?

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There are some truths too that everyone in Iowa simply knows, but out-of-towners likely do not. Kids do take tractors to prom, my wife has told me that. More head of hog than human, this we ALL know. Busch Light equals Iowa water, yes yes. But what about the actual myths? The real "Iowa B.S.?" The good stuff that people discuss around a bonfire.

I was inspired to examine some of the myths, unlike the above, that folks, even natives, believe about their own state. My main inspiration came from an article I saw published on one of our sister stations in Texas posted an article about that state (thank you Aaron Savage!)


So, shall we delve into the top 10 myths folks have about the corn-covered Hawkeye State, shall we? Maybe some of these you yourself believe, maybe a couple of these are going to be totally new to myths to you. Whatever the case may be, let's get rollin'. No tractor necessary.

10 Myths About Iowa That Even Some Natives Believe

Iowa is an ag state with more heads of hog than human, but there's a lot more to us than crops and critters. How many people actually know that, however?

So now that you're educated on the Iowa myths, how about town names? Even native Iowans struggle no doubt with all or at least some of these town names. See how you do.

10 Iowa Towns That Are Hard To Pronounce


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