There are a lot of myths about Iowa that simply aren't true. Outsiders have all kinds of misconceptions about the Hawkeye State and perhaps the biggest one is that Iowa is the flattest state in the U.S.

You might not find any mountains in Iowa but it's also nowhere near the flattest state in the country. According to the Wise Voter Website, there are at least 10 states that are flatter than Iowa.

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Believe it or not, Iowa isn't anywhere near the flattest state. In fact, both our neighbor to the north (Minnesota) and our neighbor to the east (Illinois) are significantly flatter.

According to a recent study by the Wise Voter Website, the Hawkeye State isn't even in the top 15 flattest states. The study lists the percentage of flat land in every state and Iowa checks in at number 18. Here's a look at the top 10 flattest states: 

So, the next time someone (wrongly) says Iowa is too flat, pull up this handy chart and show them just how wrong they are.

Now that we have that one out of the way, keep an eye out for more Iowa myths debunked in the coming weeks.

Story Sources: Wise Voter WebsiteWorld Population Review Website, Geography Realm Website

Iowa Palmer Company's Twin Bing Products

Can you even really claim to live in this part of the country if you've never had a Twin Bing?


"It consists of two round, chewy, cherry-flavored nougats coated with a mixture of chopped peanuts and chocolate. The Twin Bing was introduced in the 1960s," -Wikipedia

Not only has the TB been a staple of the Sioux Empire for over half a decade, but the makers of the classic candy have also infused the unique cherry and chocolate flavor into lots of other things.

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