Let’s check your knowledge about one of the largest states in America. Here are 10 amazing facts about Texas that you may not know:
#1 If Texas was a country, with its $1.65 trillion of GDP (2014 data) it would be the 12th largest economy in the world after Canada ($1.78 trillion) and before Australia ($1.44 trillion).
#2 The crude oil reserves of Texas are enough to fill up the Empire State Building almost 1459 times.
#3 The city of Amarillo in Texas holds the largest helium well in the world. The state supplies about 30 percent of the helium globally.
#4 There is an abandoned powerful supercollider in Texas that has never been used. The Superconducting Super Collider is worth billions of dollars, but the project was canceled by the Congress in 1993.
#5 Since 1963, 33% of U.S. presidents have been from Texas.
#6 There are 28,690 registered machine guns in Texas.
#7 The largest wind farm in Texas – Roscoe Wind Farm is about 4.5 times the size of Manhattan and has the capacity to power 230,000 homes.
#8 The King Ranch in Texas has an area of 825,000 acres and is larger than the entire state of Rhode Island.
#9 The first rodeo in the world was held in Pecos, Texas on July 4, 1883.
#10 Chuck Norris lives in Texas… that’s enough!