A whopping 90% of the land in North Dakota is utilized for farming. Think that makes for a lot of ag production? You betcha. Wheat, honey and dry beans are just the beginning. Learn more about the state’s agriculture industry in this episode of Ag States of America.
- The world’s largest hamburger was eaten in Rutland, North Dakota. It weighed 3,591 pounds and more than 8,000 people were invited to the meal.
- North Dakota holds the Guinness World Record for the most snow angels made simultaneously in one place. On February 17, 2007, 8,962 people made snow angels at the state capitol grounds.
- The J.R. Simplot potato processing plant in Grand Forks, ND, produces over 400 million pounds of French fries per year. McDonald’s is its main customer.
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About the Host
Charlie Berens is a comedian, New York Times Best Selling Author, Emmy-winning journalist, musician and creator of the Manitowoc Minute. He currently resides in Milwaukee and is a Wisconsin native who has been featured on Comedy Central, Fox, CBS, Funny or Die, TBS, Variety, MTV News and more. He creates weekly content for his various social platforms and has amassed over 5 million followers.
In 2017, Charlie began hosting his weekly comedic online news show, the Manitowoc Minute. In 2020, he paired up with Horseshoes & Hand Grenades alum Adam Greul to release the music/comedy album, Unthawed. His first book, The Midwest Survival Guide, was released in November of 2021 and immediately became a New York Times Best Seller. Charlie hosts the Cripescast podcast where he interviews musicians, artists, comedians, creators and more to talk about their story and connections to the Midwest.
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