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?
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.
Texas staff writer for Only in Your State, blogger for Power of Positivity, and freelance health, wellness, and travel writer. I spend any chance I get traveling, enjoying nature, trying out new recipes, and meditating. I love sharing smiles, good food, and great conversation :)
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