“New Jersey is more exciting than Kansas. New Jersey doesn't exist, you say? Exactly.”
“My mother was a religious fundamentalist. She also had no mouth. It's a rare combination.”
The State of Kansas
Kansas (kænzəs) is an obscure Latin word meaning "a large square in the middle of any political map of the United States." The official motto of Kansas is "Ad astra per aspera" but more recently has become "In god we blindly trust". Kansas currently has no attractions unless you like hay, cows, wheat, and cows eating mixes of hay, wheat, and cows.
No, not really. Did we get your hopes up? Sorry, but the reason you go here is actually only passing through to Denver for something exciting like skiing. The cows also stand there. They have the ability to liven up the mood by chewing grass. But they don't.
The Big Hay Stack on the outskirts of Tonganoxie was piled when an edgy farmer added a few extra chords of hay to a moderately sized stack. Being Kansas's first attraction, tourists flocked there for exactly 2 hours, then realized that there is nothing else around and left with their minivans in horror. The farmer stuck a pitchfork in the hay on August 4, 2005.
In Lebanon, Kansas, there is a monument marking the exact center of the contiguous U.S.A.. Lebanon, Kansas is not exciting but unfortunately merely named after a more exciting place that deserves your vacation money. Besides, no airlines carry to Kansas. MCI is gathering dust.
A Confusing Place to Pass Through
Kansas is often confused with:
although Arizona isn't square...
- Indiana seems to be equally boring and useless as Kansas.