10 World Records You Didn’t Know Are Held By People In Texas

Throughout history, Texans have been known to accomplish some pretty amazing things, but those pale in comparison to these Texas world records. Below you’ll find 10 of the most epic world records — and they’re all held by proud Texans. These incredible records are true feats of human strength and fortitude, and epitomize the ambitious, “bigger is better” spirit of The Lone Star State.

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If the thought of a 1,326-pound Frito Pie has you hungry, check out this footage of the epic, record-breaking event:

If there’s a way to make things bigger and better, you can bet that Texans will be the first to do it. Did you know about these Texas world records? Which one did you find most incredible?

And for further proof that The Lone Star State is one extraordinary place, check out these 12 wow-worthy facts about Texas.

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Texas World Records

March 08, 2021

What are some of the craziest world records?

There are some truly bizarre world records out there; things that are not only feats of strength and stamina, but also the imagination. Some of these “quirkier” records include bottle flipping, gravy wrestling, and dinosaur flash mobs are just the tip of the iceberg. For instance, the farthest arrow shot using feet flew a total of 40 feet, 4.64 inches. The most toothpicks placed in a beard (?1) are 3,500. Getti Kehayova has the women’s world record for the largest hula hoop spun; it measured 17 feet, 0.25 inches in diameter. And Louis Georgiou of the UK has the world’s largest collection of Transformers memorabilia, with 2,111 items (and counting).

What are some fun facts about Texas?

If you’re into fun Texas trivia, keep reading! Jalapeno pepper jelly (a Texas delicacy) originated in Lake Jackson, Texas, and was first sold commercially in 1978. The San Jacinto Monument in La Porte is the tallest stone column memorial structure in the world, measuring 15 feet taller than the Washington Monument. Oh, and the iconic Oscar statue? The Oscar statuette was actually named after Texan Oscar Pierce, whose niece worked for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in Hollywood.

What’s it like living in Texas?

Living in Texas truly is the best, and here’s why: our landscape is incredibly diverse (yes, you will see tumbleweeds rolling down dusty highways, but Texas is so much more than barren farmland!); we have no state income tax (hooray!); we have the very best barbecue in the country; we have the most insanely delicious ice cream to get us through the hot Texas summers; and, most importantly, the people in Texas have the biggest hearts. No door goes unopened for the person behind you, and no sentence ends without a courteous “Ma’am” or “Sir,” or even the tip of a hat. And the greeting “hey y’all” is about as warm and welcoming as it gets.

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