Below is a list of Facts about Texas. Some you'll know and remember them from elementary school. Others, you might look at them and think, where did they come up with that?!
And if you're relocating here to Texas, these are some things you should know about your future new home!!
Name: From Tejas, Indian word meaning friendly
Tree: Pecan (how do you pronounce this word?)
Gem: Topaz (I did not know this)
Stone: Petrified Palmwood (huh?)
Song: "Texas, Our Texas"
Insect: Monarch Butterfly (I would have thought mosquito!!)
Dance: Square Dance
Fruit: Texas Red Grapefruit (I had no idea!)
Fish: Gualalupe Bass
Large Mammal: Longhorn (duh!)
Small Mammal: 9-Branded Armadillo
Plant: Prickly Pear Cactus (do pears grow on this or is it shaped like a pear like the Bradford Pear Tree?)
Reptile: Horned Lizard
Vegetable: Sweet Onion (to go in the Chili above!)