Iowa and Nebraska have long been compared to each other. Whether it's who has the best corn, or who has the best football team, the juxtaposition between these two Midwest states is inevitable.

Popular Geography and History YouTuber, Mr. Beat recently took a look at the two states and their centuries-long rivalry, including which state makes more money, has a longer life expectancy, and better education.

Which state comes out on top, The Hawkeye State or the Cornhusker State? Take a look at the YouTube video below and see for yourself.

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A few of the key differences that the video points out are:

  • Population: Iowa's stands at 3.1 million residents, while Nebraska's is around 1.9 million
  • Taxes: Iowans generally pay more
  • Cost of Living: Nebraka's cost of living, on average, is higher than Iowa's
  • Crime: Iowa has an overall lower crime rate than Nebraska
  • Rainfall: Iowa gets more precipitation, as the farther west you travel in Nebraska, the less annual rainfall there is. This is due, in part, to the eastern half of Nebraska being in the Midwest, while the western half is considered part of the Great Plains.
  • Time Zones: While all of Iowa is in the Central Time Zone (CST), Western Nebraska is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST).
  • Statehood: Iowa became a state in 1846, while Nebraska got its statehood much later, in 1867
  • Biggest City: Nebraska has the biggest city of the two states, as Omaha has a metro population of 967,000, and Iowa's biggest city, Des Moines, has a metro population of 709,000
  • Livestock: Nebraska has more cattle, while Iowa has more hogs

To learn more about the differences and similarities between Iowa and Nebraska, check out the video from Mr. Beat.

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A few of the key differences that the video points out are: Population: Iowa's stands at 3.1 million residents, while Nebraska's is around 1.9 million Taxes: Iowans generally pay more Cost of Living: Nebraka's cost of living, on average, is higher than Iowa's Crime: Iowa has an overall lower crime rate than Nebraska Rainfall: Iowa gets more precipitation, as the farther west you travel in Nebraska, the less annual rainfall there is. This is due, in part, to the eastern half of Nebraska being in the Midwest, while the western half is considered part of the Great Plains. Time Zones: While all of Iowa is in the Central Time Zone (CST), Western Nebraska is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST). Statehood: Iowa became a state in 1846, while Nebraska got its statehood much later, in 1867 Biggest City: Nebraska has the biggest city of the two states, as Omaha has a metro population of 967,000, and Iowa's biggest city, Des Moines, has a metro population of 709,000 Livestock: Nebraska has more cattle, while Iowa has more hogs To learn more about the differences and similarities between Iowa and Nebraska, check out the video from Mr. Beat. [carbongallery id="61956dda3689e06960f3f60c"]

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Iowa Palmer Company's Twin Bing Products

Can you even really claim to live in this part of the country if you've never had a Twin Bing?

WHAT IS A TWIN BING?

"It consists of two round, chewy, cherry-flavored nougats coated with a mixture of chopped peanuts and chocolate. The Twin Bing was introduced in the 1960s," -Wikipedia

Not only has the TB been a staple of the Sioux Empire for over half a decade, but the makers of the classic candy have also infused the unique cherry and chocolate flavor into lots of other things.

Gallery Credit: Ben Davis

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