The Long Overdue Winners of Our Lost States Contest


The electorate needed a little email prodding, but all the ballots have finally been cast in our Lost States giveaway. Let's start with a couple runners-up, who've each won a back issue of mental_floss magazine...

From Maddie: State Name: PlasmaGovernor: David Bohm, plasma theoreticianState slogan: We're not stable, but at least we're sparky!License plate: Hotter than you since 1879

From Josiah: State Name: Everything in the middle area of North Carolina (between Ashville and Elizabeth City) would become Centralina. (Seriously, we have Duke, UNC, NC State, Wake Forest, NC A&T, Elon (one of the best business schools in the country now) and many others all within a 100 mile radius. This is the place to be for good schooling.)Governor: Andy Griffith. He was a great sheriff, why not a governor?State slogan: Lower elevation, higher education.

And now, the winners of Mike Trinklein's fantastic book...

From Wally: State Name: Mind (uh, er, State of Mind)Governor: Sigmund Freud IIIState slogan: How do you feel about slogans?License plate: Slipped Into Statehood

From Mark: State Name: Geeksylvania (Capitol, Geekopolis)Governor: Carl, the guy who runs the comic book store in the mall and runs a D&D game in the back room every Thursday night.State slogan: All your base are belong to us!License plate: Klaatu Barada Nikto

We'll be in touch about your prizes! And thanks to everyone for playing. As with most of these contests, there could have been a dozen winners.