Eric Meier is Founding Editor of Ultimate Unexplained (http://UltimateUnexplained.com) and lead explorer of the Haunts and Legends of New York video series (http://bit.ly/HauntsAndLegendsNYS) He is a native Michigander with an interest in geography and history - but will try to keep the reads not as snoozy as you might remember from school.
Hate Long Lines at the Mackinac Bridge: Blame Credit Card Users?
Maybe it's not high traffic volumes but credit card users that are to blame for back-ups at the Mackinac Bridge.
Satire Site Jokes about Roundabouts along Upper Peninsula’s Notoriously Straight Sceney Stretch – Yoopers Didn’t Get the Joke
Of course, it's a joke that the 25 mile straight-as-an-arrow crossroad free highway known as the Sceney Stretch would need 6 new roundabouts. But post a satirical story on social media and some Yoopers won't get the joke.
Chicago’s Street Grid System Was Dreamed Up by a Vacationer in Paw Paw, Michigan
A nearly forgotten figure in the history of Chicago is the man who dreamed up the city's street grid. He did it while on vacation across the lake in Paw Paw, Michigan.
Why is a Highway Rest Area Called an ‘Oasis’ in Illinois?
Drive around the Chicago area and you'll see something unique in all of American motoring, an exit for an 'Oasis.' Highway service plazas have an identity all their own in Illinois.
The World’s Finest Spittoons Were Once Made in Detroit
Long before Detroit was the Motor City, manufacturers there were turning out spittoons the refined reciprocal for those who chew or dip tobacco.
Eye-Opening Map Proves Great Lakes are Windiest Place in the United States East of the Mississippi River
Winds blow across the Great Lakes at a high intensity than anywhere else east of the Mississippi River, proving again how the lakes truly are inland seas.
This Amazing License Plate of Isle Royale Is Not Issued by the Michigan Secretary of State – It Should Be
This license plate depicting Isle Royale looks like it could be an official place from the Secretary of State. It's not, but sure could be.
Planned Power Outages During Summer 2022 a Very Real Risk Across Michigan
The summer of 2022 is just getting started and we're hearing early warnings that it may be a long, hot one with the risk of planned power outages across the state on days with peak energy demand.
Desolate Michigan Flat, Texas Is Surprisingly Well Loved on Instagram
If you ever find yourself in Middle-of-Nowhere, West Texas about 150 miles from El Paso you'll encounter the remote, desolate exit on Interstate 10 for Michigan Flat.
‘One Wayy’ Sign in Downtown Monroe, Michigan Delights Internet, Too Bad It’s Not Real
Navigating one-way streets in many downtown areas can be tricky. But wouldn't be amusing to encounter a sign instructing you the street is 'One Wayy.' That's what appears to be happening in Monroe Michigan.