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NBC explores why this Idaho manhole cover is dubbed the ‘Center of the Universe’


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Wallace, Idaho is a small town with a big distinction. It is the ‘Center of the Universe.’

How do we know this? Because the people who live there decided it was true.

NBC News highlighted the northern Idaho city on Sunday TODAY and reported the notion Wallace might be the center of the universe was born in a bar.

“We picked up our glasses of beer and went out and toasted to the center of the universe there. About that time a policeman came by and he didn’t tell us to go back in. A sign from God,” Wallace resident Shauna Hillman said with a laugh.

Watch the video above for the entire report.