Texas Geography Trivia (fact)

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Gregg E. Woodcock

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Jan 20, 1992, 7:13:25 PM1/20/92
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Texas is the only place that you can go to a state university and the
cirriculum for US History is 1 semester long but for Texas History it is
2 semesters.

Be careful, this is crossposted.
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Gary Heston

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Jan 21, 1992, 10:04:03 AM1/21/92
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In article <1992Jan21.0...@utdallas.edu> wood...@utdallas.edu (Gregg E. Woodcock) writes:
>Texas is the only place that you can go to a state university and the
>cirriculum for US History is 1 semester long but for Texas History it is
>2 semesters.

For some reason, I feel confident that no other state teaches Texas history,
for either one or two semesters...

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pen...@iccgcc.decnet.ab.com

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Jan 21, 1992, 1:15:09 PM1/21/92
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In article <1992Jan21....@sci34hub.sci.com>, ga...@sci34hub.sci.com (Gary Heston) writes:
> In article <1992Jan21.0...@utdallas.edu> wood...@utdallas.edu (Gregg E. Woodcock) writes:
>>Texas is the only place that you can go to a state university and the
>>cirriculum for US History is 1 semester long but for Texas History it is
>>2 semesters.
>
> For some reason, I feel confident that no other state teaches Texas history,
> for either one or two semesters...
>
Why would they?
:)JP

Roderick Young

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Jan 23, 1992, 7:52:40 PM1/23/92
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One way to get Texans mad is to say,

"You know, if you combined Texas with Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Louisiana,
Texas would be our 2nd largest state."

rog...@ingres.com

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Jan 29, 1992, 2:04:56 PM1/29/92
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(gaaack- what a revolting thought; the NM slopes are already innundated
with cowboy hatted yahoos screaming (what else) 'YAHOO' as they face
plant)

This won't get the Texans nearly as mad as it will the New Mexicans ...
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Bob De Guc

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Jan 30, 1992, 12:29:59 PM1/30/92
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In article 22...@pony.Ingres.COM, rog...@ingres.com ("") writes:
>In article <407...@pollux.svale.hp.com> ryo...@pollux.svale.hp.com (Roderick Young) writes:
>>One way to get Texans mad is to say,
>>
>>"You know, if you combined Texas with Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Louisiana,
>> Texas would be our 2nd largest state."
>
>(gaaack- what a revolting thought; the NM slopes are already innundated
>with cowboy hatted yahoos screaming (what else) 'YAHOO' as they face
>plant)
>
>This won't get the Texans nearly as mad as it will the New Mexicans ...

OK, let's see if we can get some Texans mad :^D

Here are my two favorite Texan jokes:


q. What's the worse thing on a woman?

a. A Texan.

q. What's the best thing to come out of Texas?

a. I-25*

*actually, I can't remember if it is infact I-25 or not, but one should still be
able to "get" the joke.

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J...@slacvm.slac.stanford.edu

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Jan 30, 1992, 2:26:06 PM1/30/92
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Californian's way of finding Texas
"Go east until you smell it, then south until you step in it."

Chris Baldwin

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Jan 30, 1992, 3:25:48 PM1/30/92
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In article <kogdgn...@jethro.Corp.Sun.COM> de...@holein1.Corp.Sun.COM writes:
>In article 22...@pony.Ingres.COM, rog...@ingres.com ("") writes:
>q. What's the best thing to come out of Texas?
>a. I-25*
>*actually, I can't remember if it is infact I-25 or not, but one should still be
>able to "get" the joke.

I-25, if fact, does not coome out of Texas. It starts in Las Cruses(sp?),
NM and goes north from there. I've only been on it as far as Dnver and I have
no idea where it goes after that.

You could use I-20, I-10, I-35, I-40, I-45 or I-610(:-) in you little joke
there and most of them will work. There is another interstate up around
Lubbock, but I can' think of its number(maybe I-27).

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Michael L. Calloway

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Jan 30, 1992, 3:01:23 PM1/30/92
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In article <92030.1...@SLACVM.SLAC.STANFORD.EDU> J...@SLACVM.SLAC.STANFORD.EDU writes:
>Californian's way of finding Texas
>"Go east until you smell it, then south until you step in it."

Q: Why doesn't Texas fall into the gulf?
A: Because Oklahoma sucks!

Q: In Lousiana are they allowed to breed outside their families?

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hbr...@rigel.tamu.edu

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Jan 30, 1992, 9:00:00 PM1/30/92
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In article <92030.1...@SLACVM.SLAC.STANFORD.EDU>, J...@SLACVM.SLAC.STANFORD.EDU writes...

>Californian's way of finding Texas
>"Go east until you smell it, then south until you step in it."

What is the Texan way of finding California..??
Anybody wanna guess..???


Belding, Troy C.

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Jan 30, 1992, 10:39:00 PM1/30/92
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In article <4jz...@lynx.unm.edu>, bal...@carina.unm.edu (Chris Baldwin) writes...

>In article <kogdgn...@jethro.Corp.Sun.COM> de...@holein1.Corp.Sun.COM writes:
>>In article 22...@pony.Ingres.COM, rog...@ingres.com ("") writes:
>>q. What's the best thing to come out of Texas?
>>a. I-25*
>>*actually, I can't remember if it is infact I-25 or not, but one should still be
>>able to "get" the joke.
>
> I-25, if fact, does not coome out of Texas. It starts in Las Cruses(sp?),
>NM and goes north from there. I've only been on it as far as Dnver and I have
>no idea where it goes after that.
>
>You could use I-20, I-10, I-35, I-40, I-45 or I-610(:-) in you little joke
>there and most of them will work. There is another interstate up around
>Lubbock, but I can' think of its number(maybe I-27).

If you travel on 610, you go in a large circle (about 80 miles)
around Houston, its a nice trip, but you don't get anywhere near out of
the state. :-)

None of your business!

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Jan 31, 1992, 4:24:49 AM1/31/92
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> *actually, I can't remember if it is infact I-25 or not,

It is I-10, but it connects w/ I-25 about one mile into New Mexico.
:-)

The Myth

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Jan 31, 1992, 10:25:47 AM1/31/92
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>In article 22...@pony.Ingres.COM, rog...@ingres.com ("") writes:
>>In article <407...@pollux.svale.hp.com> ryo...@pollux.svale.hp.com (Roderick Young) writes:
>
>q. What's the worse thing on a woman?
>
>a. A Texan.

True, or also a Coloradan.

>
>q. What's the best thing to come out of Texas?
>
>a. I-25*
>

I-40 or I-10....I-25 is the best thing to come out of Colorado.

Frank C. Smith

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Jan 31, 1992, 7:00:44 PM1/31/92
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In article <407...@pollux.svale.hp.com> ryo...@pollux.svale.hp.com (Roderick Young) writes:

(stuff deleted)

>"You know, if you combined Texas with Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Louisiana,
> Texas would be our 2nd largest state."

And if Alaska were divided equally into two states, Texas would be our
THIRD largest state.

Mark Elliott

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Feb 1, 1992, 11:06:40 AM2/1/92
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>(stuff deleted)

And if I made a state out of my backyard, I could call it Massachusets X 2.


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lrick...@madvax.uop.edu

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Feb 4, 1992, 3:33:26 PM2/4/92
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I-80 goes in a circle around Fort Worth-Dallas, very handy for travelling to
the other side of town, but not much use for leaving!!


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po...@zodiac.rutgers.edu

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Feb 1, 1992, 5:34:09 AM2/1/92
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In article <kogdgn...@jethro.Corp.Sun.COM>, de...@holein1.Corp.Sun.COM (Bob De Guc) writes:
> In article 22...@pony.Ingres.COM, rog...@ingres.com ("") writes:
>>In article <407...@pollux.svale.hp.com> ryo...@pollux.svale.hp.com (Roderick Young) writes:
>>>One way to get Texans mad is to say,
>>>
>>>"You know, if you combined Texas with Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Louisiana,
>>> Texas would be our 2nd largest state."
>>
>>(gaaack- what a revolting thought; the NM slopes are already innundated
>>with cowboy hatted yahoos screaming (what else) 'YAHOO' as they face
>>plant)
>>
>>This won't get the Texans nearly as mad as it will the New Mexicans ...
>
> OK, let's see if we can get some Texans mad :^D
>
> Here are my two favorite Texan jokes:
>
>
> q. What's the worse thing on a woman?
>
> a. A Texan.
>
> q. What's the best thing to come out of Texas?
>
> a. I-25*
>
> *actually, I can't remember if it is infact I-25 or not, but one should still be
> able to "get" the joke.
>
>>--
>>Roger L
>>rog...@ingres.com


Actually my favoite is:
Why doesn't Oklahoma fall into the Gulf?
Cause Kansas sucks and Texas blows!

Dr. Strangelove

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Feb 6, 1992, 3:17:31 PM2/6/92
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>>>>q. What's the best thing to come out of Texas?
>>>>a. I-25*

>>>You could use I-20, I-10, I-35, I-40, I-45 or I-610(:-) in you little joke

>>>there and most of them will work. There is another interstate up around
>>>Lubbock, but I can' think of its number(maybe I-27).

>> If you travel on 610, you go in a large circle (about 80 miles)
>>around Houston, its a nice trip, but you don't get anywhere near out of
>>the state. :-)

>I-80 goes in a circle around Fort Worth-Dallas, very handy for travelling to
>the other side of town, but not much use for leaving!!
>

Yah tell me about it. Being a Wisconsinite coming back from Padre I think
we made two full circles of Dallas in the dark. We were just thrilled.
I doubt you could find a worse marked interstate if you tried. And all we
were looking for was an exit to Texarkana.

Ken


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Chris Best

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Feb 6, 1992, 1:13:41 PM2/6/92
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> q. What's the best thing to come out of Texas?
> a. I-25*
>
> *actually, I can't remember if it is infact I-25 or not, ...

----------

Well, it's not (you're thinking of I-35), but there sure seems to be
plenty of them on I-25 here, driving slow and lost in the left lane...

Mark Elliott

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Feb 11, 1992, 2:53:33 PM2/11/92
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>----------

Why, didn't you know that's a Texas tradition......hoggin the passin' lane
and driving as slow as possible till someone rams you outa the way. Where
do you think those Dodge trucks get their name from, anyway? There
are lotsa tales to tell about Texas drivers......like, when you turn from
one street to another, you are supposed to cross as many lanes as possible,
even if there are 5 of them......the list goes on. Just consider yourself
lucky that you only have the ones that go slow in the left lane.

Scott Garee

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Feb 11, 1992, 6:29:01 PM2/11/92
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>OK, let's see if we can get some Texans mad :^D

>q. What's the best thing to come out of Texas?


>
>a. I-25*
>
>*actually, I can't remember if it is infact I-25 or not, but one should
still be
>able to "get" the joke.

And one from Texas:

Q. Why doesn't Texas fall into the Gulf of Mexico?

A. Because all the other states suck!

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Annie Franusich

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Feb 12, 1992, 10:55:11 AM2/12/92
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In article <melliott....@convex.convex.com> mell...@convex.com (Mark
Elliott) writes:

> Why, didn't you know that's a Texas tradition......hoggin the passin' lane
> and driving as slow as possible till someone rams you outa the way. Where
> do you think those Dodge trucks get their name from, anyway? There
> are lotsa tales to tell about Texas drivers......like, when you turn from
> one street to another, you are supposed to cross as many lanes as possible,
> even if there are 5 of them......the list goes on. Just consider yourself
> lucky that you only have the ones that go slow in the left lane.
>

I spent a school year in Dallas and seem to remember that the right lane of the
Central Parkway (? one that goes around Dallas ?) kept disappearing into exits
while a new lane would form with traffic coming onto the highway from the left.
This might be the reason that a) slow drivers drive in the left lanes b)
pickups are really good at crossing as many lanes as possible :-).

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Leonard Paul Olszewski

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Feb 13, 1992, 10:39:55 AM2/13/92
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|>
|> Q. Why doesn't Texas fall into the Gulf of Mexico?
|>
|> A. Because all the other states suck!
|>

Q: Why don't they circumsize male babies born in Texas?
A: Because when they grow up, they need someplace to put their chewing
tobacco when they brush their teeth.

Q: Why are Texans like farts?
A: They're loud, they smell bad, and they won't go back where they
came from. (We told this joke on Texans who moved to Colorado.)

Actually, I sort of like Texans. We used to enjoy watching them drive
in the mountains when it was snowing, though not while we were driving
on the same road.

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pen...@iccgcc.decnet.ab.com

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Feb 13, 1992, 2:39:57 PM2/13/92
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In article <1992Feb13.1...@unx.sas.com>, sas...@stevens.unx.sas.com (Leonard Paul Olszewski) writes:
> |>
> |> Q. Why doesn't Texas fall into the Gulf of Mexico?
> |>
> |> A. Because all the other states suck!
> |>
>
> Q: Why don't they circumsize male babies born in Texas?
> A: Because when they grow up, they need someplace to put their chewing
> tobacco when they brush their teeth.
>
> Q: Why are Texans like farts?
> A: They're loud, they smell bad, and they won't go back where they
> came from. (We told this joke on Texans who moved to Colorado.)
>
> Actually, I sort of like Texans. We used to enjoy watching them drive
> in the mountains when it was snowing, though not while we were driving
> on the same road.
>
So what is everyone saying? Did we make a mistake by defeating Santa Ana?
(I believe so)!
JP

Jon Hodapp

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Feb 13, 1992, 4:19:48 PM2/13/92
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> > Q: Why are Texans like farts?
> > A: They're loud, they smell bad, and they won't go back where they
> > came from. (We told this joke on Texans who moved to Colorado.)
> >
> > Actually, I sort of like Texans. We used to enjoy watching them drive
> > in the mountains when it was snowing, though not while we were driving
> > on the same road.
> >
> So what is everyone saying? Did we make a mistake by defeating Santa Ana?

>
> No, your biggest mistake was attempting to invade Colorado in 1863 in a shameless\
landgrab. A rag-tag group on miners and farmers managed to drive back the
invading forces, in the turning point of Colorado's involvement with the Civil War.
Or as we call it, the Colorado/Texas War of 1863. When I see all of those "Don't
Mess With Texas" bumperstickers - I like to think that we already did.

Colorado: 1
Texas: 0 : )

If B.S. were white, Texans could ski in their own damn state.
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Justin Richard Klemmer

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Feb 16, 1992, 6:20:37 PM2/16/92
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>OK, let's see if we can get some Texans mad :^D

>q. What's the best thing to come out of Texas?
>
>a. I-25*
>
>*actually, I can't remember if it is infact I-25 or not, but one should
still be
>able to "get" the joke.

And one from Texas:

Q. Why doesn't Texas fall into the Gulf of Mexico?

A. Because all the other states suck!


News Flash! I-25 comes out of New Mexico, thank you! Some peoples
children.......

Coren Zeigler

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Feb 17, 1992, 10:29:58 PM2/17/92
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There's also I-35 which goes to Oklahoma.
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Paul Cartwright

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Feb 19, 1992, 11:55:16 PM2/19/92
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>>
>So what is everyone saying? Did we make a mistake by defeating Santa Ana?
>(I believe so)!


Two mountain lions escape from the L.A. Zoo. They decide to get
out of California. When they get to Oklahoma, they decide to split up
to shake off their pursuers. One goes south to Texas and the other heads
north.
A few months later, the one which had headed north decided to go
see how the one in Texas was faring. He trots on down and finds a thin,
mangy, starving creature that used to be his friend.
"What happened to you?"
"I've been eating Texans, and there's just no nutrition in them."
"Let's go hunting. You need some food."
So they go hunting. Pretty soon they come to a Circle K and wait
by the pick up truck for the owner. A 5'6", 200 pound, bearded, red T
shirted man carrying a case of Lone Star steps out.
The starving mountain lion jumps out, roars, attacks the man and
eats him.
The other mountain lion pads over, shaking his head side to side,
"There's your problem. Your scaring the shit of them. Don't you know
when you scare the shit out of a texan, there's nothing left but skin and
bones?"

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David L Paktor

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Feb 25, 1992, 2:47:28 AM2/25/92
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So a Texan goes touring in Australia. He wants to see some of the local
agriculture.

His guide shows him a grove of grapefruit. The Texan laughs: "Why, in
Texas, we've got lemons bigger'n that!"

His guide shows him a patch of watermelons. The Texan laughs again: "Why,
in Texas, we've got cucumbers bigger'n that!"

His guide shows him an apple orchard. The Texan laughs a third time:
"Why, in Texas, we've got cherries bigger'n that!"

Suddenly, a herd of kangaroos runs across the road. The Texan jumps up,
startled. "What in the Hell was that?"

His guide answers, in a quiet, matter-of fact voice: "Mice."


David

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