Bathroom Book of Texas Trivia

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Texas and Texans tend to march to the beat of their own drummer, which makes for a fascinating collection of trivia. For example, Texas was once an independent republic, the only state in the union to have that honor. Aurora, Texas, is said to be the site of a crashed spacecraft with the pilot buried in the local graveyard. A room at the Galvez Hotel in Galveston is infamous for sending its guests packing in a hurry. And Texas plays host to one of the world's busiest airports. All this and more in the Bathroom ...
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Overview

Texas and Texans tend to march to the beat of their own drummer, which makes for a fascinating collection of trivia. For example, Texas was once an independent republic, the only state in the union to have that honor. Aurora, Texas, is said to be the site of a crashed spacecraft with the pilot buried in the local graveyard. A room at the Galvez Hotel in Galveston is infamous for sending its guests packing in a hurry. And Texas plays host to one of the world's busiest airports. All this and more in the Bathroom Book of Texas Trivia.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897278307
  • Publisher: Blue Bike Books
  • Publication date: 5/29/2007
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,361,268
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     6
The Wow Factor
What's the Big Deal in Texas? Size     7
State Symbols
Officially Texas     8
Climate
Averages and Extremes     16
Extreme Texas Weather Events     20
Geography
Just the Facts     25
Unique Geography     30
Environment
Protection For All     32
Endangered Species     33
Gone But Not Forgotten     35
Population
By the Numbers     36
Texas Melting Pot     38
Culture
Tejano     39
German Influence     41
African Americans in Texas     43
Texas Czech     44
Tourism and Trivia
Roadside Attractions     45
Must-See Places     50
Small Town Oddities     58
Hauntings: Believe Them or Not     63
Ghost Towns     66
Big Things and Strange Structures     69
History
Discovery     74
Texas Turmoil     80
Communities
Cities and Their Trivia     91
El Paso     94
Houston     97
Dallas     100
Austin     103
San Antonio     105
Lifestyle
Grape and Grain     106
Games People Play     110
The Oldest Profession     114
Let The Good Times Roll!     115
Health
The Circle of Life     121
Doctor, You Saved My Life!     124
Patient Care     126
Higher Education
University of Texas     127
Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College     131
TTU, TSU, UNT and Richland     134
Ecomonics
Living in Texas     137
Working in Texas     139
Paying Taxes in Texas     142
Transportation in Texas     143
Industry in Texas
Small Products, Big Industries     149
Tourism     150
Cattle     152
Oil     158
Science and Technology
There's Lots of Space in Texas     161
Politics
The Lay of the Political Land     164
Women in Texas Politics     168
Infamous Moments in Texas Politics     171
Political Paraphernalia     174
Crime
If You're Going To Do the Crime     177
Entertainment
Movies     183
Made for TV     187
Theater     189
Music      190
Famous Texans     191
Sports
High School Football     193
Pro Football     195
Basketball     199
Baseball     200
Rodeo     205
Miscellaneous
Famous Feats, Record Breakers and Other Firsts     209
It's All in the Name     216
Top 10 Reasons to Live in Texas     220
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