9 Reasons Why People From Austin Are Unbelievably Tough

Other people may call us “weird,” but Austinites are some of the strongest Texans you’ll ever meet. Our hearts burst with state pride, and we don’t let any stereotype get us down. We’ll cannonball into Barton Spring’s freezing water, and we happily endure blistering summer heat. These are nine reasons why people from Austin are unbelievably tough.

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Austinites have endured some scary situations. They didn’t teach these five horrifying stories in history class.