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Michigan ranks No. 1 on new list

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Michigan is No. 1.

Lifestyle website Thrillist.com has ranked the mitten at the top of the list compared to all the other states in the Union.

The site said the list was compiled based on each state's contributions to America. That includes things like inventions, food and drink, famous people, and unique physical beauty.

One of the big reasons for the state's top billing is the rebirth of Detroit. Thrillist said it gets a bad rap, but said the Motor City is a “scrappily rising underdog you can't help but root for.”

Another reason for the big win is what the site calls “an embarrassment of beer riches" and the remote and unique beauty of the Upper Peninsula.

Coming in at number 50 was Florida. And for those of you that were wondering, Ohio ranks at 48.

See the complete list here.

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