(NEWS CENTER) -- We're number two!
In an overall ranking by the website Thrillest, Maine ranks just under Michigan for the top spot as the definitive best "State in America." So why did we get the coveted number two spot? Well, according to the website, it's because Portland is now the NEW Portland. We'll take it.
The rankings looked at each state's contributions to America, "so think inventions, food/drink, somewhat productive famous people, unique physical beauty, etc," the website states.
Take a look at what the website had to say about us Mainers:
"Maine is so hot right now. Both literally, because it's the summer, and in a more metaphorical sense, because Portland has become the new Portland, and food journalism is entering its hipster/nostalgia phase, in which it has become recently very cool to rediscover old places that have been doing the same darn thing forever. And outside of Portland, that is Maine. Mainers don't give a darn about your trend forecasts, they're just going to keep naming their children "Wade," selling L.L.Bean backpacks to middle schoolers, using the term "down East" to mean South, and hilariously calling ham subs with American cheese "Italians."
And we haven't even scratched the surface on its borderline monopoly on the high-end lobster supply, its delicious blueberries, or the fact that it has literally thousands of islands you don't even know about where dudes named Wade are probably eating lobsters and drinking Moxie as we speak. "
Lobster rolls and Moxie for the win.
You can view the full ranking here.