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This is the worst mistake ever made on a map

And that is definitely not hyperbole.

Oh come on. Of all the states you could mix up, it had to be us and Wisconsin, didn't it?

This snapshot from a magazine circulated on the /r/CrappyDesign subreddit recently, with some magazine editor's double mistake clearly highlighted.

https://www.reddit.com/r/CrappyDesign/comments/6d1x4k/thats_not_minnesotaand_thats_not_wisconsin/

The state of Wisconsin is labeled as "Minnesota." And the state of Michigan is labeled "Wisconsin." It looks like the story is about FitBit's ranking of America's fittest cities – which Minnesota actually did pretty well on.

But this map?

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"Oh come on Minnesota has a pretty distinctive shape!" wrote one commenter. To which someone else replied: "Exactly. I can sorta forgive someone for confusing Colorado and Wyoming, but this is ridiculous."

But this was our favorite reaction, from Iamananorak:

"As a Minnesotan, I am appalled. I have half a mind to ride my blue ox to the Fitbit headquarters and play Prince until they fix this."

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