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On Friday mornings (some Friday mornings, anyway), The Weekender email features one thing you probably didn't know about the Midwest.

Just one thing, but we hope that one thing is always weird or compelling or funny enough that you'll want to talk about it with your friends over porch beers that weekend. We don't share these little nuggets of regional trivia anywhere else, so it's kind of like a secret society for your inbox.

Here's how to get involved...

1. Sign up.

2. Send tips.


We rely on our community to help make this project happen. If you want to contribute a little-known fact or a photo for The Weekender, you can do so at annie@themidwestival.com or use #themidwestival on Instagram or Twitter.

3. Enjoy your weekends.