Eli Mielke of Le Mars Iowa came up with what he thought was a fun idea. He'd create an Instagram account and for each follower he got, he'd eat a little peanut butter.

This all began on January 9, 2024, and initially, Eli planned to eat a tablespoon of peanut butter for every 50 followers he got. Well, that was numerous jars of the sticky stuff and over 100,000 followers ago.

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At one point the kid promised to cover himself in peanut butter to celebrate that particular social media milestone and as of January 25, the PB slathering had taken place.

His mom says they've spent around $150 on peanut butter to support his weird venture. But it hasn't been without some rewards. The Skippy Peanut Butter people sent him a box of treats and merchandise. And, he says that this has been the talk of his high school and the Le Mars YMCA.

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What is next for this adventurous Iowa teen? He indicates he may be taking a break from the peanut butter-eating thing for a while. Since he began this quest for internet fame he's gone through over 7 huge jars of peanut butter and that may not include what he covered his body with.

No one has asked the question that I want to know. How soon would he like a peanut butter sandwich?

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13 Famous Iowans

It's a great day for Iowans. The first ever Major League Baseball game was played in Dyersville, Iowa last night (August 12) in The Field of Dreams game and it was awesome!

What a great way to showcase a beautiful state and celebrate the hospitality of Iowans.

Iowa may seem far away from Tinsel Town, but The Hawkeye State has produced many famous actors, musicians, and athletes!

The following 13 are just the tip of the iceberg!

11 Things You’ll Only Understand After Living in South Dakota

From soda to pop to sloppy Joes, different parts of of the country have their own local quirks and language. Simple phrases can have totally different means, local events may seem weird, and food may go by a unique name.

If you're new to South Dakota here is a sort of translation guide for some odd things you may see or hear.

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