As Texas enthusiasts, we already know the most important facts about Texas, don’t we? For instance, Texas is the greatest place on earth and Everything is bigger and better in Texas! Which begs the question: what else is there to know?! We wanted to take things a step further for you this weekend and give you a little Texas Trivia that you may not know! (Though, you probably do!) For guaranteed dinner party entertainment and prevention of any awkward silences with friends this weekend, here are 10 bits of Fun Texas Trivia to help keep the conversation moving right along!
- In Texas, it’s illegal to put graffiti on someone else’s cow. (awesomeamerica.com)
- The Amarillo airport has the 3rd largest runway in the world and is designated as an alternate landing site for the space shuttle! (awesomeamerica.com)
- Today, approximately 18 million people live in Texas, only slightly outnumbering its 15 million cattle. Texas’s population is now the second largest in the country after California. (awesomeamerica.com)
- Texas has the first domed stadium in the country. The structure was built in Houston and opened in April 1965. (50states.com)
- The first word spoken from the moon on July 20, 1969 was Houston.(50states.com)
- The world’s first rodeo was held in Pecos, Texas, on July 4, 1883. (americashorsedaily.com)
- Sam Houston, arguably the most famous Texan, was actually born in Virginia. (americashorsedaily.com)
- Texas is the only state to enter the United States by treaty instead of being taken over by the United States without choice. (americashorsedaily.com)
- The 10 largest cities in Texas (in order of size): Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, El Paso, Arlington, Corpus Christi, Plano, Garland (apples4theteacher.com)
- And if your friends aren’t utterly convinced that Texas is the best place on earth, remind them of this: The state motto of Texas is friendship.
We could go on forever, but that should get you off to a good start! We hope you have lots of fun reminding people what makes Texas so great and see why we believe: Whoever said Life is Good must have been in Texas! For more great Texas Themed Gifts, Snacks, and Sweets visit www.texastreats.com!