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25 Interesting Facts About Texas

Here are 25 Interesting Facts About Texas.

1-5 Interesting Facts About Texas

Abandoned supercollider- Interesting Facts About Texas

1. There exists a massive abandoned supercollider in Texas. – Source

2. Texas no longer offers a special “last meal” to condemned inmates. Instead, such inmate is offered the same meal served to the rest of the unit. – Source

3. In 1996, a Texas man was bitten by a coral snake. He killed the snake by biting off the snake’s head and used the decapitated body as a tourniquet. – Source

4. If Texas was an independent country, it would rank as the world’s seventh largest producer of greenhouse gases – Source

5. In 1962, at the University of Texas at Austin, Janis Joplin was voted “ugliest man on campus” – Source

6-10 Interesting Facts About Texas

Houston airport Baggage- Interesting Facts About Texas

6. Houston airport received many complaints about baggage wait times. In response, they moved baggage claim further away so that walk was longer than the wait. The number of complaints dropped. – Source

7. In a number of cities in Texas, people on the sex offender registry have to keep their outdoor lights off on Halloween. – Source

8. In Marfa, Texas, “No Country for Old Men” had to halt filming for a day because of a huge cloud of smoke from the set of “There Will Be Blood.” – Source

9. There is a time capsule, which was buried in 1968 in Amarillo Texas containing the passbook to a bank account with a $10 deposit, expected to be worth $1 quadrillion when it is opened in 2968. – Source

10. When Charles Whitman began his shooting rampage at the University of Texas in 1966, a lot of locals grabbed their rifles and started shooting back. They kept him pinned down until the police could sneak up the tower and kill him.

11-15 Interesting Facts About Texas

Fastest Highway- Interesting Facts About Texas

11. The fastest road in USA is in Austin, Texas. It has a speed limit of 85 mph. – Source

12. The song “Deep in the Heart of Texas was banned by BBC “during working hours “on the grounds that “its infectious melody might cause wartime factory-hands to neglect their tools while they clapped in time with the song.” – Source

13. There is a dialect of German only spoken in Texas by descendants of German immigrants who settled in Texas the in the mid-19th century. – Source

14. Houston, Texas is the only U.S. city without zoning laws. – Source

15. The city of Austin, TX was terrorized by a serial killer dubbed “The Servant Girl Annihilator” in the late 1800’s and there are people who believe the same killer went on to become Jack the Ripper several years later. – Source


16-20 Interesting Facts About Texas

Evangelical church Aquarium- Interesting Facts About Texas

16. There is an evangelical church in Dallas, Texas that spent $4.7 million on their privately-owned fish aquarium – Source

17. Jesse James refused to rob a bank in McKinney, Texas because he liked the chili served there. – Source

18. El Paso, Texas is one of the safest big cities in America, despite being across the river from Juarez, one of the most dangerous cities in the world. – Source

19. The Dallas Cowboys haven’t played football in Dallas since 1971. – Source

20. San Antonio, Texas has the highest percentage of gay and lesbian parents in the US – Source

21-25 Interesting Facts About Texas

Power Grid

21.  Texas uses it’s own power grid, separate from the other 2 which power the Eastern/Western US – Source

22. In March 2008, The University of Texas at San Antonio was accused of plagiarizing a portion of Brigham Young University’s honor code related to cheating and plagiarism. – Source

23. In 2003, a woman in Fort Worth hit a homeless man with her car. His body became lodged in her windshield. She drove home and then repeatedly visited the man in her garage and even apologized for hitting him. He died several hours later. She was tried and convicted for murder, receiving a 50 year sentence. – Source

24. The government South Vietnam continued to exist in exile, based out of Garden Grove, California and Missouri City, Texas. They planned to retake the whole of Vietnam by 2018. It was disestablished in 2013.- Source

25. After the 1900 Galveston Hurricane which killed roughly 8,000 people, the authorities had to pass out free whiskey to sustain the distraught men conscripted into collecting and burning the dead. The hurricane remains the deadliest natural disaster in US history. – Source

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