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Iowa

When you move to Iowa, you will be moving to a Midwestern state named by a Native American tribe of the same name, and it means beautiful.

In this farming state hogs outnumber people 4 to 1. The red delicious apple originated in Peru, Iowa. One Iowa family farm grows enough food and fiber to feed 279 people. Although Iowa is about 92% farmland, it still has more people living in urban areas than rural ones.

Transplanted Iowans have discovered that life in Iowa isn’t all about farming. Iowa has more golf courses per capita than any other state.

When moving to Iowa, you will be moving to a state that values education and has the highest literacy rate. The high school graduation rate is 88%, 17% higher than the national average. Iowa students ACT and SAT scores rank among the top five states. Iowa has 3 state universities: Iowa State University, University of Iowa, and University of Northern Iowa.

Some interesting facts about Iowa are Iowa has the third highest motorcycle ownership in the nation, , an Iowan invented pre-sliced bread in 1912. Sadly, his invention was toast shortly afterwards when his workshop set on fire and destroyed his slicing machine.

It’s always a good idea to know some state laws where you will be relocating.

Here are some of Iowa’s Funny Laws:

(1) It’s illegal for mustached men to kiss women in public.

(2) It’s illegal for a kiss to last longer than five minutes.

(3) According to Iowa law, one-armed piano players must perform for free.

(4) In Marshalltown, horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants.

(5)  In Mount Vernon, one must obtain written permission from the City Council before throwing bricks or stones into a highway