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Wallace, Idaho declared “Center of the Universe”

Wallace, Idaho is the self-proclaimed “Center of the Universe” and totally adorable.
Wallace, Idaho is the self-proclaimed “Center of the Universe” and totally adorable.

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.

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.

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