26-30 Oklahoma Facts

26. Oklahoma has the highest incarceration rate in the world. – Source

27. Until 2006, it was illegal to tattoo in the state of Oklahoma. – Source

28. A small town in Oklahoma has an annual “Sucker Day” to celebrate when the town was duped by a con-man. – Source

29. Up until 1942, Oklahoma would surgically sterilize criminals under the belief that bad behavior was hereditary. – Source

30. 8 young adults in Oklahoma overdosed on a designed drug in 2011. One member took the first dose to test it and once he starting feeling it the rest of the group took their dose. Minutes later the first man began to seize. Had the group waited 5 more minutes 2 of them would still be alive. – Source

31-35 Oklahoma Facts

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31. Oklahoma has a WWII submarine sitting on dry land. – Source

32. Oklahoma is the home of the first black female mayor in the U.S. – Source

33. Meers, Oklahoma is a former gold rush town that now consists of a single restaurant and gift shop run by a single family of six. – Source

34. Nearly 50% of America’s EBT program (food stamps) in Oklahoma went straight to the coffers of Walmart. – Source

35. There is a mural of Bill Hader in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. – Source

36-40 Oklahoma Facts

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36. The largest casino in the United States (based on gaming floor space) is the WinStar Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. – Source

37. There is a cemetery in Hugo, Oklahoma with a dedicated section for professional circus performers. – Source

38. Oklahoma City has 2 airports, both named after men who died in a plane crash. Wiley Post, and Will Rogers. They died in the same plane crash August 15th, 1935, Near Point Barrow Alaska. – Source

39. Inmates on death row in Oklahoma may request a last meal that costs no more than $15 and must be obtained locally. – Source

40. In 2002, popular NFL Hall of Famer Steve Largent narrowly lost the race for Oklahoma’s governorship partially because of his opposition to the legalization of cockfighting. – Source

 

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Last Update: October 6, 2018