Where would you rather: Mars or the Midwest?

Well, to be fair, Earthlings, you can't actually just choose to go to Mars--you have to be selected (and apparently it's quite a process). You can, however, make the choice to head to South Dakota--in fact, they'd love to have you!

The state recently released a we-are-praying-this-goes-viral-or-else-we-look-totally-crazy campaign urging folks to visit--or even relocate--to good ol' South Dakota. Their logic? Why die on Mars when you can live in South Dakota?

The clip begins by addressing the reported 200,000 people who applied for the opportunity to go to Mars...and never return. In an ideal world other planet, the humans would begin the colonization project. The alternative? They bite the dust--and not that silica-rich stuff, either.

As South Dakota points out, the air on Mars is "not breathable," the surface is "cold and barren," yet "thousands are lining up for a chance to go and never come back."

But why?! After all, South Dakota is "progressive, productive and abundant in oxygen!"

The campaign even asks, "Why die on Mars when you can live in South Dakota?"

There are plenty of jobs there and plenty of air, too! It's also January Jones' home state, which has to count for something.

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