Happy April 1! If you’ve been following the Museum on Twitter for the last several weeks, you may have noticed our series of #TXfact tweets. Like:
If you brought every cow in TX to the city of Houston, cows would outnumber people by about 8 to 1. http://ow.ly/3YCQs
Today, we’re having a little bit of April Fools fun by taking the spirit of everyone’s favorite internet meme, Chuck Norris Facts, and combining it with our natural Texas pride!
Of course, the tweets aren’t factually true…but I think most Texans will agree they’re pretty accurate.
You can follow along today by following the #TXfact hashtag – we’ll be updating this post with tweets as they go out.
Create your own April Fool’s #TXfact and tweet it to us – we’ll include them here, too!
PS – did you know you can get $10 off an adult ticket to see the Texas exhibition by signing up for our email newsletter? And on top of the sweet discount, you’ll also stay up to date on everything happening here at the museum! Sign up here – you’ll receive a welcome email with a coupon to print out and bring in on your visit.
RT @: Texas’ state bird – the mockingbird – doesn’t just imitate sounds. It actually uses sarcasm. http://ow.ly/4rceE
RT @: Originally they were called “roadwalkers” – but they couldn’t get to Texas fast enough. …
@ Davy Crockett’s pet raccoon messed with Texas. We all know what happened to him.
RT @: Scientists have discovered that the sun only shines in Texas. Luckily for the rest of the world, we share. http://ow.l …
Before deciding to build his city in Camelot, King Arthur scouted real estate in West Texas. http://ow.ly/4rgMt
RT @: Bluebonnets don’t grow at the roadside. Roads grow at the bluebonnet-side. http://ow.ly/4rhoH
Texas Lege considering a bill to standardize the font for all documents and signage in the state. Their first choice: COMIC SANS
the texas power grid is impervious to EMP attack due to a reinforced coating from the polarized spinal fluid of alamo heroes @
lol @: The San Jacinto Monument used to be the tallest, free-standing structure in Texas. Until Yao Ming arrived. http://ow. …
With recent expansion of its permanent exhibits, @ rocks more than all of Cleveland, Ohio.
@ @ Texans learn to divide by zero while still in the womb
@ All the greats weren’t born in Texas, they just got here ASAP.
Little-known fact: Stephen F Austin opened Texas’ first cupcake bakery in 1830. http://ow.ly/4rhe8
@ In Texas, Chuck Norris is just an average guy.
@ the native Texas mosquito, aedes texicanus, is known to grow as large as a 747
RT @: At 268,581 square miles, Texas is just barely big enough to contain all the awesome. http://ow.ly/4rhjC
@ The Red imported Fire Ants in West Texas build mounds bigger than the skyscrapers in Houston!
To: @ RE: Hopefully there are no yankees following you – they’d actually believe this stuff!
@ : Disneyland really wants to be the happiest place on Earth, so they are moving to Texas!!
1845: TX becomes state, upsets Union’s Awesomeness Equilibrium. Other states don’t restore balance until…never. http://ow.ly/4rhz0
@ Only in the great state of Texas do plants have a Texas-sized attitude and fame! http://ht.ly/4rzgd
@: There is actually something in Texas that’s “bigger’n Dallas”. Houston
On Sept. 14, 1836 at 10:01 am, Texas General Sam Houston realized that he had lost his pocket watch. http://ow.ly/4rhHz
@ In Texas, “hotter ‘n hell” is a valid unit of measurement. ”
The Texas state bird is the mockingbird. Because it just can help but make fun of the other states. http://ow.ly/4rhZV
@ 20% of auto wrecks in Texas are caused by cockroaches on the road.
The Texas Pterosaur was the original Angry Bird.