Humans have always been fascinated with hidden meanings, messages, and symbols. For a lot of us, it's just part of our nature to seek out hidden truths and what makes the world go round. 

From ancient hieroglyphics to modern-day emojis, people have been using symbols to communicate their thoughts and ideas for thousands of years. 

Why are people fascinated with hidden meanings & symbols?

For us, it's all about the thrill of the chase! Discovering the meaning behind a unique or mysterious symbol makes us feel like brainy sleuths who just uncovered something rare and cool. 

Have you ever wondered about the meaning behind Idaho's state flag?

As detailed as it is, we'd be shocked if there weren't more to Idaho's beautiful state banner than meets the eye. We won't ruin it for you, but let's just say it didn't disappoint.

Scroll on for 12 secrets hidden in plain sight on Idaho's state flag.

12 Secrets Hidden in Plain Sight on Idaho's Flag

On March 14, 1891, Emma Edwards Green set out to create a seal as vibrant as Idaho's history, and she nailed it. But Green's flag is more than a picture. The first and only woman to design an American state flag hid 12 secrets in our state's beautiful banner.

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Symbols bring people together. 

Call us a bunch of nerds, but they make us feel part of something bigger than ourselves. 

Take our wedding band, for example. When we see another man or woman sporting a ring, we assume they understand how crazy, amazing, and maddening sharing eternity with one person can be. 

The same applies to the circles under a fellow parent's eyes. We know exactly what caused those raccoon-like bags and everything else they represent. We find camaraderie in these kinds of symbols. Mundane or ordinary, they add depth and richness to our shared experiences.

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Gallery Credit: Ryan Valenzuela

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