Michigan named best state in America

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Michigan is the nation's best state, according to Thrillist's list of the best states.

Michigan was listed as the #1 state with this explanation:

Far too much of the Michigan narrative centers on Detroit and its many issues. The Motor City’s become a scrappily rising underdog you can’t help but root for, but Michigan’s greatest strengths lie in the state as a whole. Did you know Michigan has more coastline than any state other than Alaska? Did you know it has such an embarrassment of beer riches that you can easily hit Bell’s and Founders in the same afternoon? Did you know the UP is so remote and uniquely beautiful that it almost feels like a secret 51st state where they inexplicably love British meat pies? Did you know most residents are more than happy to apologize for Kid Rock? If you answered yes to at least three of these than you already understand Michigan’s charms. If you answered no to these questions, you should listen to the dulcet tones of Michigan tourism pitchman Tim Allen and get yourself there immediately."

The top five rounded out with Maine, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Louisiana. 

Thrillist used things like, inventions, food/drink, famous people and physical beauty to create the list.

Here are a bunch of things you may not know about one of Michigan's most prized possessions - the Great Lakes.

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