Minneapolis skyline and Stone Arch Bridge over the Mississippi River, Minnesota, USA (@ Joe Mamer/age fotostock)
- It might look calm now but in 1927 this river was involved in the most destructive flood in US history.""The collapse of the Mississippi\s levee system inspired which rock classic?
- Locals in these parts love to tuck into a notorious fish.""It contains traces of the same stuff rat poison is made of!
- This river stretches for more than 3,700 km before emptying into the Gulf of Mexico.""Which much-loved American novel was played out on these waters?
- Known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, the state featured today takes its name from a Dakota word for ‘sky-tinted water\.""Prince, Winona Ryder, Judy Garland, Vince Vaughn and Bob Dylan all came from here