9781897278307

Bathroom Book of Texas Trivia : Weird, Wacky and Wild

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    9781897278307

  • ISBN10:

    1897278306

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-06-30
  • Publisher: Lone Pine Pub
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Summary

Texas is full of fascinating and often humorous stories of big places, bizarre events, intriguing history and colorful characters: Texas is the only state in the Union that existed as an independent republic for nearly a decade, According to local legend, Aurora is the site of an 1897 spacecraft crash, and locals supposedly buried the "Martian pilot" in a nearby cemetery, When the Astrodome's ceiling was painted black and all the grass died, the dirt was spray-painted green because there wasn't enough AstroTurf to fill in the field, The courthouse in Old Nueces County is supposedly haunted by ghosts of criminals who reportedly pushed unbelievers out of windows, San Antonio is home to the world's largest pair of cowboy boots, which the artist estimates would hold 300,000 gallons of beer, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport is the sixth busiest airport in the world, transporting almost 60 million passengers in 2005, Dallas secretary Bette Nesmith Graham invented Liquid Paper. And so much more.... Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
The Wow Factor
What's the Big Deal in Texas? Sizep. 7
State Symbols
Officially Texasp. 8
Climate
Averages and Extremesp. 16
Extreme Texas Weather Eventsp. 20
Geography
Just the Factsp. 25
Unique Geographyp. 30
Environment
Protection For Allp. 32
Endangered Speciesp. 33
Gone But Not Forgottenp. 35
Population
By the Numbersp. 36
Texas Melting Potp. 38
Culture
Tejanop. 39
German Influencep. 41
African Americans in Texasp. 43
Texas Czechp. 44
Tourism and Trivia
Roadside Attractionsp. 45
Must-See Placesp. 50
Small Town Odditiesp. 58
Hauntings: Believe Them or Notp. 63
Ghost Townsp. 66
Big Things and Strange Structuresp. 69
History
Discoveryp. 74
Texas Turmoilp. 80
Communities
Cities and Their Triviap. 91
El Pasop. 94
Houstonp. 97
Dallasp. 100
Austinp. 103
San Antoniop. 105
Lifestyle
Grape and Grainp. 106
Games People Playp. 110
The Oldest Professionp. 114
Let The Good Times Roll!p. 115
Health
The Circle of Lifep. 121
Doctor, You Saved My Life!p. 124
Patient Carep. 126
Higher Education
University of Texasp. 127
Texas Agricultural and Mechanical Collegep. 131
TTU, TSU, UNT and Richlandp. 134
Ecomonics
Living in Texasp. 137
Working in Texasp. 139
Paying Taxes in Texasp. 142
Transportation in Texasp. 143
Industry in Texas
Small Products, Big Industriesp. 149
Tourismp. 150
Cattlep. 152
Oilp. 158
Science and Technology
There's Lots of Space in Texasp. 161
Politics
The Lay of the Political Landp. 164
Women in Texas Politicsp. 168
Infamous Moments in Texas Politicsp. 171
Political Paraphernaliap. 174
Crime
If You're Going To Do the Crimep. 177
Entertainment
Moviesp. 183
Made for TVp. 187
Theaterp. 189
Musicp. 190
Famous Texansp. 191
Sports
High School Footballp. 193
Pro Footballp. 195
Basketballp. 199
Baseballp. 200
Rodeop. 205
Miscellaneous
Famous Feats, Record Breakers and Other Firstsp. 209
It's All in the Namep. 216
Top 10 Reasons to Live in Texasp. 220
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