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"Not the Most Important Facts " Top 5 Page for this destination Texas Local Custom Tip by keeweechic

Texas Local Customs: 43 reviews and 47 photos


** In Texas, it is illegal to curse in front of or indecently expose a corpse.

** They have a petrified buffalo hairball at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame in Waco.

** The smallest Catholic church in the world still in operation claims to be in Warrenton, Texas. Measuring 12 feet by 15 feet, the church seats 15 and is only open once a year.

** According to one report, more popcorn is sold in Dallas, Texas than anywhere in the U.S. (The average American eats 42 quarts of popcorn a year.)

** There's a ghost on the fifth floor of Austin's Driskill Hotel.

** In Texas it's legal for a chicken to have sex with you, but it's illegal to reciprocate.

** According to one geographer, digging straight down from Austin will not get you to China but to Iraq.

** In Texas, it's illegal to put graffiti on someone else's cow.

** Early Spanish missionaries in Texas hoped to encourage the spread of European values by offering flannel underwear to Native Americans.

** The world's tallest masonry monument is the San Jacinto Monument. Completed in 1939 to commemorate the battle of San Jacinto, the monument is 570 feet tall and is topped by a single star weighing 220 tons.

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  • Updated Nov 24, 2002
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