Awesome Texas Facts


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1. When bitten by a coral snake, a Texas man killed the snake by biting off the snake's head and using the decapitated body as a tourniquet.
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2. California, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and Texas are the 5 most haunted states.
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3. The highest mountain in Texas has a stainless steel pyramid at its summit.
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4. The first choice of a name for Disney’s Hannah Montana was Alexis Texas, but it was already taken by a porn star.

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5. The drugs used for a lethal injection in Texas cost $83.
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6. The widest freeway in the world is the I-10 in Houston, Texas at 26 lanes across.
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7. Dildos are illegal in Texas.
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8. Earth, Texas is the only place on Earth named "Earth."

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9. Beyoncé has donated $7 million to build a low-income housing project for homeless families in Houston, Texas.
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10. The state of Texas has over 430 ghost towns.
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11. The 'King Ranch' in Texas is bigger than the state of Rhode Island.
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12. Texas is the only state where citizens also pledge allegiance to the state flag.

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13. The Texas flag is the only state flag that is allowed to fly at the same height as the U.S. flag.
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14. There are about 3000 tigers living in the wild and about 3000 captive tigers in the state of Texas alone.
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15. In Texas, a 52 yr old woman was arrested for being found guilty of sending threats and harassing texts to herself.
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16. The population of the world can live within the state boundaries of Texas.

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17. If Texas were a country, its GNP would be the fifth largest of any country in the world.
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18. The villains in Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Silence of the Lambs are all based on the same man.
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19. Chuck Norris is actually a Texas Ranger.
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20. "Oil" is the favorite word of people building online dating profiles in the U.S. states of Texas, Oklahoma, and North Dakota.
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21. You are more likely to die as a crack dealer in Chicago than as a death row inmate in Texas.

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