Uniquely Wisconsin

These WhooNEW stories uncover what makes our state special. From the food to the language, the traditions to the legends - there are endless stories about Wisconsin that will amaze you!

10 Amazing Guinness World Records Set By People From Wisconsin

Wisconsin is filled with talented and remarkable people! We’ve already pointed out 40 famous people, 14 famous filmmakers and 14 Olympians from Wisconsin. We also told you about some great inventions thought up by Wisconsinites, as well as 20 big name brands that were started by people here. But there are plenty of others who add to the talent […]

10 Reasons To Be Glad You Live In Wisconsin

Ask any Wisconsinite to give you one reason they’re proud to live in Wisconsin and you’ll most likely hear that we’ve got the best football fans in the NFL – not to mention the only community-owned professional sports team. You’ll probably also hear about Summerfest – the world’s largest music festival. Or that we’re the […]

Maybe We Were Wrong – A Closer Look at Why We Call it a Bubbler in Wisconsin

Almost exactly two years ago – we were launching WhooNEW – a website about all the things that make Wisconsin unique. The very first story that caught on with readers was an article examining the origins of the word “bubbler.” Why did Wisconsinites use the term for drinking fountains? Are there other people in the […]

10 Ways You Know It’s Finally Spring in Wisconsin

Many Wisconsinites would agree – Spring is the season that seems shortest, but it is a sweet sign that the dark days or winter are finally over! At last, we get to shove our boots and coats in the closet and dig out our shorts and flip flops!

16 Wisconsin Food Traditions [Infographic]

Wisconsin has its fair share of signature foods. Have you ever witnessed a non-Wisconsinite try their very first cheese curd? And, doesn’t it seem crazy when people from out of state have no clue about Friday fish fry, chicken booyah or even beer brats!? Wisconsin’s food traditions are rooted in our culture. They tell a […]

Stories From Wisconsin’s Christmases Past

Have you ever wondered what Christmas used to be like? Or – how people in Wisconsin celebrated decades before us? I wondered what they ate for dinner, how they decorated – and what the “spirit of the holiday” was like back then. Here’s what I discovered when I dug into Wisconsin’s Christmases past…

12 Creative Ways to Eat Wisconsin Cranberries [Recipes]

When you think of cranberries, your next thought is probably Thanksgiving and Christmas…or urinary tract infections. I guess it makes sense that cranberries are a staple of the holiday season, because that’s about the time we harvest them in Wisconsin. But these tart little berries deserve way more credit than a side dish at your […]

8 Signs You’ve Survived a Wisconsin Winter

Some of us love it. Some of us loathe it. However you feel about winter in Wisconsin – one thing is true for everyone… We all have to survive it! The sub-zero temperatures, dangerous driving conditions and boatloads of snow are just the big-picture problems. If you’ve learned to make it through Wisconsin winters without […]

17 Patriotic Stories of Wisconsin Military Veterans

This is one time of year when we stop and remember veterans of the U.S Military. It’s important to honor the brave men and women who’ve served our country. But how much do you really know about the history of notable service members from Wisconsin? We decided to take a closer look at some of […]

What If Zombies Took Over Titletown? [Infographic]

What would it be like if the zombie virus spread throughout Green Bay? Imagine fighting for your life in a broken down frozen tundra. You are constantly a victim to brain-hungry, hostile zombies. If you were in one of the few isolated groups of survivors – how would you handle the outbreak? No more phones. […]