THERE'S MORE TO IDAHO THAN WHAT MEETS AN OUTSIDER'S EYE.

Do you ever get the feeling that America thinks Idaho was born yesterday? Or that we're nothing more than a giant field of potatoes? We do.

Do you ever get a little tired of the same old warn-out myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes? Again, we do.


Rather than complain, we decided to address them and have a little fun along the way. Scroll through our gallery for a look at 15 of the most common (and at this point, irritating) myths about Idaho and us folks who call it home.

Gallery Credit: Ryan Valenzuela

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Photo by Derek Sears on Unsplash // Canva
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10. WE'RE NOT ALL HIKERS & MOUNTAINEERS

Out-of-towners often assume all of us are out conquering great peaks on the weekends and subsisting on bark along the journey.
We're not. A lot of us spend the weekend at home, binging a Netflix series, and conquering our will to do anything remotely productive.

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Photo by iStrfry , Marcus on Unsplash // Canva
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11. WE'RE NOT ALL MORMONS OR LDS

The Mormon and LDS communities definitely have a big presence here, but so do non-denomination Christians, Catholics, Muslims, Baptists, Pentecostals, Methodists, Jehovah's Witnesses, Presbyterians, Quakers, Jewish people, and others.


 

WE'RE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ROUNDABOUT TREND
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12. WE'RE NOT FANS OF ROUNDABOUTS

Despite how many you see popping up around the state lately, most of hate roundabouts with a passion. Also, most of us have no idea how to use them, so...


 

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Photo by Hai Nguyen on Unsplash // Canva
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13. WE DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT POTATOES

Forever and ever, please stop assuming that potatoes are all we think about, dream about, or talk about. They're not. Thank you in advance for not bringing potatoes into a conversation with us ever again.

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Photo by Mockup Graphics on Unsplash // Canva
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14. WE'RE NOT OBSESSED WITH FRY SAUCE

Fry sauce is one part ketchup to two parts mayo. And while Western civilization refuses to acknowledge sentient beings who hate mayo, we do exist. Put another way, not every Idahoan is crazy for fry sauce. Some of us are actually repulsed by it.


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15. MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE'RE NOT IOWA

We never have been. We never will be. We're not even in the same part of the country. We're not Iowa.

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Gallery Credit: Stephanie Gull

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If you're new to Idaho, welcome!

Before you buckle up and hit the road, make sure you're aware of the Gem State's strangest road rules! From school bus concerns to how to handle horses in traffic, scroll for a list of helpful things to know behind the wheel in Idaho.

Gallery Credit: Ryan Valenzuela

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