In 2001, an F3 tornado ravaged a small midwestern town. Many people were not warned because at the time, the community’s tornado siren was malfunctioning. The name of the town is Siren, Wisconsin.
The town of Winneconne, Wisconsin, after being left off of of the official state road map, attempted to secede from Wisconsin. They wished to either declare independence and annex neighboring towns, or alternatively be integrated into another state, ‘preferably one with better weather’.
“Sputnikfest” is an annual celebration held in the city of Manitowoc, WI where people dress up as aliens and science fiction characters to commemorate a 20lb piece of a Russian satellite crashing down in the city back in 1962.
In 2009 the Wisconsin Tourism Federation changed their name to the Tourism Federation of Wisconsin because, in the 30 years since its founding, WTF took on new meaning.
In 2019 a ranking of the 20 drunkest cities in the United States listed the top four as all being from Wisconsin, which had 12 cities listed overall.
WIXX-FM, a radio station in Green Bay, Wisconsin, edits out “Minnesota Vikings” from the song “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo as if it were a swear word.
Wisconsin uses briny water from cheese production to de-ice their roads in winter.
Wisconsin has the same number of bars as California despite a population that’s 85% smaller. 1 bar for every 1,862 residents compared to California’s 1 for every 11,962 residents.
When the band plays “Jump Around” at University of Wisconsin football games the fans jumping registers on the Geology Department’s seismograph 2 miles away.
Wisconsin Police busted a teen kegger in which the keg was filled with root beer. The party organizer was trying to show that they didn’t need to drink alcohol for a party.