Texas is full of so much history but as one of the biggest states in the country that makes a lot of sense. Of course there is history here, Texas is connected to Mexico and a lot of Texas belonged to Mexico before it was purchased or taken by the US. With the millions of people who have lived in the Lone Star State, of course its full of mind blowing stories and insane facts. Lets explore a few crazy ones.

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Texas Is MASSIVE

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Now this one isn't a secret but sometimes its kind of easy to forget just how big Texas is. Texas is the 2nd biggest state in both population and area. Our population is 2nd to California by only about 10 million people. The state is 2nd in size only to Alaska, which is way bigger than Texas but doesnt have nearly as many people.

Texas is also SO big that if it existed as its own country, it would have the 10th largest economy in the world.

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Of the 3 main power grids in the country, 1 of them is used specifically for the entire state of Texas. This grid was built for Texas during WWII to help keep up with the critical war supplies that were being built here.

Texas Has Invented Lots Of Stuff

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Dr Pepper was invented in our great state of Texas as well as the first frozen margarita machine and even Bugs Bunnys famous catch phrase 'Whats up, Doc!' Here's a bunch of other stuff Texas invented!

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  • The Microchip
  • Handheld calculator
  • Breast Implants
  • Integrated Circuits
  • Fritos
  • Chili
  • Stadium Nachos
  • Dell Computers
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  • The Heart Stent
  • Corn Dogs
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  • Snickers
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  • Barney (the dinosaur)
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Texas Has Lots Of Big Things Inside It

The Lone Star State is huge but it also has lots of huge things in the state itself. Did you know Texas has the largest known bat colony in North America? Bracken Cave is home to 20 million bats.

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Texas also has the largest state capital building in the nation, even DC cant beat us!

King Ranch in Kingsville, Texas is so big that it spans over 6 counties, houses over 200 Quarter Horses and 35,000 heads of cattle, and is bigger than the entire state of Rhode Island.

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