Here’s a fun piece of trivia to ask your friends: “Is Maine in the U.S.?”
Residents of the state have numerous stories of having to explain that they’re from America and not a foreign country.
One was asked for a passport when boarding a plane from Denver to Bangor (which is in Maine, which is a part of the U.S. and which became a state in 1820).
It could be worse…there’s been discussion on TikTok for years that doesn’t question if Maine is a state, but questions if it’s even real. No, really.