The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is home to the world’s largest parking lot. The Airport has the third largest runway in the world and is the alternate landing site for the space shuttle.

Texas is the second most populous state in the U.S., after California.

Texas experiences the most tornadoes in the United States, with an average of 139 per year.

According to a survey – the most popular snack foods in Texas are Frito pie (which is a bag of Fritos mixed with chili, onions, and cheese eaten straight from the bag), peanuts in Dr Pepper, beef jerky, jalapenos, and corn dogs.

Austin is home to the largest urban bat colony in North America. Over 1.5 million bats roost beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge over Lady Bird Lake and eat between 10,000- 30,000 lbs. of insects a night.

Each year Amarillo hosts the World’s Largest Calf Fry Cook-Off. “Calf fries” are bull testicles.

Deep fried “calf fries” (bull testicles) are a popular snack food in parts of Texas.

Approximately 90% of the world’s recoverable helium is located in the ground under Amarillo, Texas

The Dallas State Fair Park is home to the largest Ferris Wheel in America (the Texas Star) It is 212 feet high.

The oldest working Dr Pepper plant (since 1891) is in Dublin, 94 miles west of Waco.

There are more than 70,000 miles of highway in Texas and more than a million signs and markers. The state uses 1.6 million gallons of white and yellow paint each year to paint stripes along its highways.