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The World’s Littlest Skyscraper

The World’s Littlest Skyscraper is Located in Wichita Falls and was Built in 1919. The Blueprints Indicated the Units were Inches and Not Feet. The Remote Investors were Practically Swindled.

Skyscrapers are tall structures that reach the sky. These enormous feats of exquisite engineering gleam with the rising sun and touch the clouds. While they are, by definition, meant to be tall and towering, did you know a project scam resulted in the creation of the smallest skyscraper in the world? In 1919, the World’s …

The World’s Littlest Skyscraper is Located in Wichita Falls and was Built in 1919. The Blueprints Indicated the Units were Inches and Not Feet. The Remote Investors were Practically Swindled. Read More »

No country for old men

Production on “No Country for Old Men” was Shut Down for a Day Due to Smoke Drifting Into View. The Smoke was Coming from Paul Thomas Anderson’s Set of “There Will Be Blood” Which was Filming at the Same Time.

When it comes to the best films of 2007, it’s difficult to leave out Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood and the Coen brothers’ No Country For Old Men. But did you know Paul Thomas Anderson’s special effects shut down the Coen brother’s shooting day? Due to a large black cloud of smoke drifting …

Production on “No Country for Old Men” was Shut Down for a Day Due to Smoke Drifting Into View. The Smoke was Coming from Paul Thomas Anderson’s Set of “There Will Be Blood” Which was Filming at the Same Time. Read More »

Lawrence Brewer

Texas No Longer Accepts “Last Meal” Requests for Death Row Inmates After Lawrence Brewer, A White Supremacist, and Convicted Murderer, Ordered a Feast and Refused to Eat It.

The last meal of a condemned prisoner is a customary ritual before execution. In many countries, the prisoner is given the right, within limits, to choose his or her last meal. But did you know Texas no longer allows this?  After Lawrence Brewer, a convicted murderer, ordered a feast and refused to eat it in …

Texas No Longer Accepts “Last Meal” Requests for Death Row Inmates After Lawrence Brewer, A White Supremacist, and Convicted Murderer, Ordered a Feast and Refused to Eat It. Read More »

Who Owns the Largest Collection of Alamo Artifacts?

Phil Collins was one of the most successful musicians globally. He is best known as the drummer and lead singer of the rock band Genesis before he pursued a solo career in 1981. But did you know Collins had a grand collection of Alamo artifacts? Phil Collins has the largest collection of Alamo artifacts. He …

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Texas has it’s own separate electrical grid from the rest of the US. This was done for political purposes so that they didn’t have to deal with Federal regulations.

Texplainer: Why Does Texas Have Its Own Power Grid? This story was originally published in 2011. If you’re looking for the latest updates on the February 2021 winter storm, head over to our homepage or follow us on Twitter. Why does Texas have its own electric grid? Texas’ secessionist inclinations have at least one modern …

Texas has it’s own separate electrical grid from the rest of the US. This was done for political purposes so that they didn’t have to deal with Federal regulations. Read More »

“Don’t Mess With Texas” is an anti-littering slogan. Printed on street signs, it successfully reduced litter by 72% a few years after it was introduced.

Don’t Mess with Texas This article is about the slogan used by the Texas Department of Transportation. For the 2015 film that used the slogan as a working title, see Hot Pursuit (2015 film). Sign used on Texas highways. Don’t Mess with Texas is a slogan for a campaign aimed at reducing littering on Texas …

“Don’t Mess With Texas” is an anti-littering slogan. Printed on street signs, it successfully reduced litter by 72% a few years after it was introduced. Read More »

In the 1930s, dust storms were so severe that the static electricity generated would arc from your body to the nearest metal object and knock you head-over-heels. Two men shaking hands could literally knock each other out.

The Dangers Of The Dust Bowl Included Electrocution By Hug During the Dust Bowl, people living in northern Texas and Oklahoma had to contend with storms of flour-fine dust that could last for days. The dust blasted through the cracks in window frames and under doors, blinded people, and smothered cattle to death. But it …

In the 1930s, dust storms were so severe that the static electricity generated would arc from your body to the nearest metal object and knock you head-over-heels. Two men shaking hands could literally knock each other out. Read More »

50 Cent once bought 200 front row seats to a Ja Rule concert just to leave them empty

This week in petty: 50 Cent bought 200 Ja Rule concert tickets in order to leave the show sad and empty There is no one more deliciously and proudly petty than 50 Cent, particularly when it comes to his long-running feud with Ja Rule. In the latest phase, 50 Cent trolled his fellow rapper by …

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