The people at Mental Floss posed the question to Google, "why does [fill in a state]..." to see what would come up. According to the graphic and Detroit Metro Times, the answer was, "why does Michigan have the U.P.?

Apparently the rest of the U.S. and maybe some "state curious" Michiganders wonder why Michigan owns the U.P. and not Wisconsin.

Some of the other states had it far worse in this little exercise. Including, "why does Nebraska smell?"

As for, "why does Michigan have the U.P.?"

Short answer - "Toledo War".

Longer answer - Wisconsin doesn't deserve all that greatness.

Here's the story and the answers for all the other states and a little history lesson.


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