There are a few things in life that I know I don't appreciate enough.  Example: the furnace in my house, especially on those freezing cold nights.  Today is the day to just stop and be thankful - and a little proud - because the thermostat on a furnace is one of 10 everyday and random items that were invented in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

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10 Everyday and Random Items That Were Invented in Minnesota

In my house, there are quite a few individuals that have engineer brains.  I am not one of them.  I'm glad that they are curious about how things work and how items could be put together or coded so it is more efficient or works better.  I have zero care in the world about any of that.  My brain is so far removed from the world of engineering that I can't even follow the instructions to put LEGOs together.  Those frustrate me so much, I just want to throw them across the room.  #NotJoking

Somewhere, back in time, a very smart person had the thought to create something new.  And thanks to that brain and an individual in Minnesota, the following 10 items were invented to help make our lives just a little bit better.

10 Amazing Inventions from Minnesota

Thanks to some big brains, our world is a better place! According to MinnPost, these amazing inventions happened in the great state of Minnesota.

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To all those with engineering and scientific minds, thank you for all the things you create!  I can't imagine life without cars, computers, medicine, running water, television, the internet, or the radio!  Keep creating and trying new things because that next invention might be coming from you.

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I know a lot of people love the state of Minnesota, but the other day I had a little fun with our state. I asked on Facebook "Why should someone move to Minnesota? WRONG ANSWERS ONLY" and a whole bunch of answers started rolling in...and they are awesome.

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