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Fun Things That You Didn't Know about Texas (23 pics)

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Dr Pepper was invented in Waco, Texas back in 1885.

It’s illegal to curse in front of a dead body in Texas.

Texas is the second largest state in the U.S. beaten only by Alaska.

90% of the harvestable helium in the U.S. is under Amarillo, Texas.

Texas is so big that it uses it’s own power grid instead of using either of the other two that power the east and the west of the country.

Oscar Pierce was born in Texas and is the man on the Academy Awards.

Over 1.5 million bats live underneath the Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin. They typically eat around 20,000 pounds of insects every night.

The very first word ever said on the moon was “Houston.”

Texas is home to more species of bats than anywhere else in the U.S.

The population in Texas is 26 Million, but there are 14 million cattle.

Dallas-Ft.Worth has a population higher than 39 of the U.S. states.

The world’s largest parking lot is at the Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport

In Texas, there are over 90 mountains that are above a mile high.

Statistically, Texas has the most tornadoes in the country, averaging 139 every year.

A time capsule was buried in Amarillo, Texas in 1968 that contains a passbook to a bank account that had $10 deposited in it. By 2968 it is expected to have reached $1 quadrillion in value.

70% of the population of Texas lives within 200 miles of Austin, the state capitol.

Austin, Texas is the live music capitol of the world.

King Ranch is bigger than the entire state of Rhode Island.

The state of Texas produces more wool than any other states in the U.S.

The state mammal of Texas is the armadillo.

Also, there isn’t a period after the “Dr” in Dr Pepper.

Texas is the only state to have had flags from six different nations fly over it.

Texas contains the largest herd of whitetail deer in the entire country.

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Comments (6):

Glasofruix                    show commment
yhamster 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
It's the population of Texas, not all the humans, you numb nut.
Glasofruix 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Where did i say "all the humans" mr. Smartypants?
Cancamuso 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
You should mention that Texas was an independent country right before annexing to the US. During 9 years if I remember… But I'm not from there so I don't know exactly. And I think one of the flags is actually its own.
yhamster 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#8 Seriously?
#21 Also seriously?
BobbyD 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Haters going to hate..