Today, Buzzfeed told the internet that Minnesota was the "most hipster" state in the union. As evidence, the site noted the highest-in-the-country amount of Google searches for the overused term. We aren't sure about their methodology (one Wire staffer asked why googling "what is a hipster" makes one a hipster; perhaps Minnesota is more accurately the most hipster-curious state?). Nevertheless, the number of things that Minnesota (and its most-populated city, Minneapolis) is "most" at is truly impressive.
- Minneapolis is the second most literate city in America.
- Minneapolis has been named the most gay friendly city in America.
- Minnesota is the seventh most tolerant state in America.
- Minnesota is the fourth most peaceful state in America.
- Minnesota is the fourth most bike friendly state in America.
- Minnestota is the sixth most "happy" state in America.
Sure, being a tolerant, generally happy person who enjoys riding a bike while reading literature and being friendly with gays doesn't make one a hipster. But those descriptors don't rule it out either.
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