I always thought it was shaped like a palm tree...or am I getting it mixed up with another state? I've only flown over. No, it's the lakes that are shaped like palm trees. I looked it up.
Michigan is shaped like a goat jumping over a guy who's reading a book. The top part is a goat jumping to the left (you can see his horns and his nose) and the guy is underneath facing right and holding an open book. The guy is so clueless he doesn't even know that a goat is jumping over him. Must be a good book.
Actually, I looked again and the goat is pooping on the guy's back. If you get the right map, you can see little islands of poop.