13 Things All Minnesotans Are Born Knowing How To Do

After two decades with the NBA, Bryant wrote a poem to the sport saying that he will retire at the end of the 2015-2016 season.

1. Calculate how many minutes it will take to get frostbite if you go outside without gloves.

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So it’s -10 with a windchill around -30. I have a good seven minutes to go down and get the mail.

2. Navigate the Mall of America.

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“OK, we’re at S139 right now, so I’m going to walk towards Macy’s.”

*dodges slow walking tourist*

“How about Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory at 4:30 for the meeting place?”

3. The Minnesota Goodbye.

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“Did you get your pie plate? Here, let me wash it again for you. Oh, I never asked you how Bob’s shoulder surgery went!”

4. Skate.

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Because it’s the best way to turn summer sports into winter sports.

6. Keep from slipping and falling on ice.

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Well, most of the time.

7. Tell if the lake is good to drive on.

Tell if the lake is good to drive on.

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We all know that friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s cousin who lost his brand new Polaris to being an eager beaver.

8. Drive in a blizzard.

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Fog lights? Check.

9. Properly assemble lefse.

Properly assemble lefse.

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“Oh, so they’re like crepes—”

“IT’S NOT LIKE CREPES!!!”

10. Small talk.

Small talk.

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Stay warm out there!

11. When to shift into D2.

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Brakes? More like backstabbing spaz pedals.

12. Rock purple.

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13. And most of all, be nice.

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Well, we wouldn’t want to make a scene, now.

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