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The Most Surprising Facts About Texas: Do You Know Them All?

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A place as big as the Lone Star State is home to more than a few surprising facts. How well do you know your Texas facts? Do any of these surprising facts cause you to do a double-take? Be sure to let us know which ones!

When a coral snake bit one Texan in the mid-1990s, the man showed his Lone Star State grit by biting the snake’s head off and tying the headless body into a crude tourniquet.

The oldest law enforcement agency in North America is the Texas Rangers, of which Chuck Norris and John Wayne are both honorary members.

While WWII was raging, the BBC banned the song “Deep In the Heart of Texas” during work hours for essentially being too catchy. It was out of fear that the famous chorus would cause factory workers to set their tools down and clap their hands.

Did you know Texas has its own power grid? The Texas power grid is separate from those that power the Eastern and Western United States.

The Most Surprising Facts About Texas: Do You Know Them All?

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Texas boasts over 70,000 miles of highway, and every year, the state uses 1.6 million gallons of white and yellow paint to paint stripes on the highways.

The highest temperature on record in the Lone Star State was 120 degrees Fahrenheit on August 12, 1936. The lowest recorded temperature was -23 degrees Fahrenheit at Seminole on February 8, 1933.

Did you know that the far West Texas city of El Paso is closer to Needles, California, than Dallas?

G.T.T. means “Gone to Texas,” and this shorthand was all the rage in the 1800s when someone setting out for Texas would leave behind the message for their family and friends.

The Most Surprising Facts About Texas: Do You Know Them All?
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