Crashing Symbols

The Ohio Bubble

Apr 5 2022 • 1 hr 16 mins

Like all states, Ohio has a lot of symbols. From birds and trees to songs and candies, all kinds of things are used to represent Ohio to the wider world. But are we putting our best foot forward? Only Nick, Katie, and Kelsey have the audacity to rethink everything and suggest replacements for Ohio's official state... things. This episode also includes Nick's unpopular ideas about dog breeds, Katie's shocking reveal about Groundhog Day, and Kelsey's history of being divebombed by random animals.

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Sources and Links:

Ice Breaker: https://museumhack.com/list-icebreakers-questions/

Symbols of Ohio: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ohio_state_symbols

All state symbols: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_United_States_state_symbols (Each link is for all symbols of a single state or all state instances of a single type of symbol. We used the latter to compare Ohio to the rest of the country.)

Ohio Bicentennial Documentary with McKinley carnation story: https://www.pbs.org/video/wviz-pbs-ideastream-specials-ohio-200-years/

Massassauga Rattlesnake described as insect-like: https://amp.bucyrustelegraphforum.com/amp/30050691

Mudpuppies: https://amp.thenews-messenger.com/amp/19805565 (Our description of their range in Ohio came from here.)

Possible origin for “if it flies, it dies”: https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/patch-usaf-526th-fs-deny-flight-if-it-flies-it

Groundhog Day documentary: https://www.amazon.com/Groundhog-Day-Story-Season/dp/B092HDC96B

What is flint: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flint

Rome apples: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rome_apple

How Hang on Sloopy became the Ohio State Rock Song: https://ohiohistorycentral.org/w/Ohio's_State_Rock_Song_-_Hang_On_Sloopy?rec=1878 (accessed through Wikipedia)

Standardbred Horses: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standardbred

Wikipedia’s sources are listed on each Wikipedia url.

Disclaimers:

  • External links are provided to credit the sources used in our research and provide further background. They do not reflect the opinions of the Ohio Bubble Podcast.
  • The Lake Erie water snake is actually found in much of the lakeshore in Ohio.
  • The apple’s status as the New York State Fruit is unrelated to the Big Apple nickname.
  • We aren’t experts on everything. If you think we’re incorrect about something, let us know at https://www.instagram.com/the_ohio_bubble_podcast/
  • The Ohio Bubble universally likes Labradors.

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