Everyone wants to live on a beach, right? That's pretty much the dream of every red-blooded American... right? Sunsets on the deck, waking up to the waves, that's the life, RIGHT????? Well dream on dreamers, the ocean ain't all it's cracked up to be. The Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States get pummeled by hurricanes every year, and after California finishes its transformation into a barren, sun-baked hellscape that will make the Dust Bowl look like a brief dry spell, the Big One will promptly deposit the whole state to the bottom of the sea.
Actually, the ocean kind of sucks.
The Great Lakes are superior. Hell, one is even NAMED Superior. But if you're one of those people who need "reasons" -- other than those mentioned above (seriously???) -- here are 12 more.
1. Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink
Oh, so you live on the ocean and have amazing views of the water, and your favorite pastime is surfing/drinking while watching other people surf? Cool story, bro. Hope you don't get thirsty. Short of a having a billion-dollar desalination plant nearby, you're screwed. All that water and you can't drink any of it, and once your fresh water reserves run out... well, that's going to be one damn expensive irrigation trench you're going to have to dig to the Great Lakes. Better build yourself a war rig and strap a heavy-metal guitarist to the front, because you're about to enter some crazy Mad Max times.