Some of these, we certainly bring on ourselves. But others? They just make us shake our head and wonder how myths like this got started.

As I was packing up my dorm room and saying goodbye to my college friends eleven years ago, so many of them asked why I took a job in Idaho when I hate driving in the snow so much. To be honest, I'd been so busy trying to wrap up the semester and pass my finals that I hadn't done much research into how Boise's weather compared to where I grew up in Northeast Ohio. I could've sworn that my dad told me that Boise got less snow than I was use to, but the fact that this question kept coming up repeatedly the week before I moved put me on edge.

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Luckily, it turned out to be one of those myths that people from Ohio and Pennsylvania believe about Idaho. I'll give my college friends a pass on that one since at least part of Idaho does border Canada. That one at least makes a little bit of sense.

Some of these other ones? Not so much!

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