50. Way up north

50. Way up north

Lake of the Woods, Minnesota, is the northernmost contiguous portion of the United States. A chunk of it known as the Northwest Angle Inlet is actually U.S. waters on one side and surrounded by Canada on all others. That means people go through the United States to get to Canada to get to the United States, according to Smithsonian magazine. Because of this wackiness, passers through can simply check in with a customs agent via videoconference through a special app.

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