Did You Know?

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• If you crossed over the Harbor Bridge to get to PIER 99, you just drove over the 2nd highest bridge in Texas. (the highest bridge is in Port Arthur!)

• The Karankawa Indians were the first natives of this beach.

• The Corpus Christi seawall was designed by Mount Rushmore sculptor, Gutzon Borgium.

• The U.S.S. Lexington is as tall as a 19 story building and as long as three New York City blocks.

• Bette Nesmith Graham, the inventor of liquid paper (what is today called White-Out), is from Corpus Christi.

• Corpus Christi was originally named Col. Kinney’s Trading Post.

• It would take 11 Empire State Buildings, stacked one on top of the other, to measure the Gulf of Mexico at its deepest point.

• The Lexington has sailed enough miles to circle the globe eight times and can produce enough electricity to power a city of 150,000.

• Tejas is the Spanish spelling of the Caddo word “taysha”, which means “friend” or “ally”

• Texas is 267,000 square-miles…stretching 770 miles from east to west and some 800 miles from north to south. The Texas border is 3,800 miles long!

• The highest point in the state is Guadalupe Peak at 8,751 ft.

• The state instrument is the Guitar and the state snack is chips and salsa

• The Bluebonnet is the State Flower and the Mockingbird is the State Bird.

• A coastal live oak located near Fulton is the oldest tree in the state and it has an estimated age of more than 1,500 years!

• Six flags have flown over Texas soil…Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America and the United States.

• The term “Watch your P’s & Q’s” is an old English pub term for someone who has had too many Pints or Quarts of beer…so please watch your P’s & Q’s & if you have any questions…refer to RULE #4.

• There are 2 things you can’t do with you elbow – kiss it or touch your ear.

• Statistics show that 75% of you are going to try it anyway.

• Alaska is the state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work.

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