Idaho is known as the Gem State. I am not sure why, but I'm left to assume that, at some point, people must have found a bunch of Gemstones here. Either that, or it was a ploy to get people to move here. (Like how Greenland is really icy and barren, but was called Greenland to fool people into immigrating...fun fact. It worked, too!)
As I go about my life here in Idaho, I have found some Idahoan "Gems" of my own. I will share them with you as I find them and work up the courage to photograph them.
(Disclaimer: To my Idaho friends or any Idahoans who may, at some point, read this; Please do not be offended. Idaho has been good to me, and I enjoy it. My son is an Idahoan, so it is close to my heart. And, man, we have some GOOOOOOD potatoes!! Even you will have to admit, though, that we have some strange ones out here...)
Idaho's First Gem:
Don't worry about trying to enlarge this picture to discern what it is. It is what you think it is. A vending machine. For worms.
You can find this beauty right outside of a major grocery store. To the left of it are the pop dispensers.
Is there really such a shortage of worms out here? Are people really going to grocery stores to pick some up? Apparently so, because this thing has been around the whole time that we have, and it is always stocked.
You can press the yellow buttons depending on the type of worms you need. Like nightcrawlers, or some kind that is supposed to attract different kind of fish... I am pretty vague on the details because I am always too embarrassed to be seen looking at it for too long.
I also wonder, do the worms come out in some kind of a container, or just a wiggling glob that you have to scoop out?
If someone sends me $2.50, double dog dares me, and Brian is willing to block me from view, then I suppose we could all find out. Really, though, I don't think that we want to know. So let’s not.
Don't you worry, there is lots more where that came from!