They shall guard thy fame and adore thy name; Thou shall be their Northern Star

I should be sleeping. I have an 8:30 a.m. meeting, and I haven’t been so good with the getting to work on time thing this week, much less getting there early. But before this day ends, I wanted to tell you that on this day, May 11 in 1858, Minnesota became a state. It is the home to the world’s largest Paul Bunyan statue, 11,842 lakes, and one very egotistical supergenius. It’s also, thanks to Minnesotans that we have Spam (the food-type substance, and not the annoying e-mail), Rollerblades, and staplers.

Thank you Writer’s Almanac.

My co-workers were a little stunned today when I whipped out the stapler fun-fact in a meeting. What’s really sad is they don’t even ask anymore why I know such random shit.

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1 Comment

  1. UH 12.May.06 at 11:52 am

    Please explain how MN is responsible for the stapler.


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