10 Facts About Texas That Every American Should Know

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Texas contains a major portion of the U.S. economy. Texas has led the nation in export revenue since 2002 and has the second-highest gross state product. Here are the few things you should know about the largest state of the US.


1
Killing someone to prevent the theft of property is legal in Texas.

2
Earth, Texas is the only place on Earth named "Earth."

3
Over 20 million bats live in the Bracken Cave in Texas, the world's largest colony of bats.

4
One of the widest freeways in the world is the Katy Freeway, part of the Interstate 10 in Texas, with up to 26 lanes across.

5
There's a massive abandoned supercollider in Texas.

6
The city of Slaughter, Texas, has never had a homicide.

7
Texas was an independent nation from 1836 to 1845.

8
John Wayne and Chuck Norris are honorary Texas Rangers.

9
Houston airport received many complaints about baggage wait times. In response, they moved baggage claim further away so that walk was longer than the wait. The number of complaints dropped.

10
The fastest road in USA is in Austin, Texas. It has a speed limit of 85 mph.