The travel publication, Atlas Obscura highlighted Wallace, Idaho as the “Center of the Universe” in a Wednesday story.
What does it take to earn the title? You can pretty much just say so.
And in 2004, then-Mayor Ron Garitone, said so, according to the report.
“Thanks to the newly discovered science of ‘probalism’ — specifically probalistic modeling, pioneered by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Health and Welfare, and peer-reviewed by La Cosa Nostra and the Flat Earth Society —we were further able to pinpoint the exact center within the Center of the Universe; to wit: a sewer access cover slightly off-center from the intersection of Bank and Sixth Streets,” Garitone said in a statement, still on the town’s website.
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Why’d it take so long for Atlas Obscura to notice? No idea, but glad they finally came to recognize that the geographic center of all of existence is a mining town in Idaho forests on Interstate 90.