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Strange Facts About Every US State ~ T & U

Continuing with my series of the strangest facts about each one of the United States. 

Tennessee

1. Elvis Presley’s (the “King of Rock and Roll”) house, Graceland, Tennessee is the second most visited house museum in the U.S. after the White House. The house museum sees over 600,000 visitors a year.

2. The 33-story AT&T building, known around the world as the Batman Building, is the tallest skyscraper in Tennessee.

3. Jack Daniel’s made his fortune in Lynchburg. He died after kicking a safe and allowing the wound to get infected.

Texas

1. Tornadoes can happen in Texas any month of the year. In fact, Texas has an average of 132 tornadoes per year. That’s one tornado roughly every three days.

2. There’s one Texas ranch that’s bigger than the entire state of Rhode Island. The King Ranch in South Texas covers 1,289 square miles.

3. The U.S. has three power grids: One for the East, one for the West, and one for Texas.

Utah

1. The town of Levan (which is “navel” spelled backwards) is located in the middle of the Utah. (Thanks Doc!)

2. The largest raptor to be unearthed in the world was in Utah. The 23 foot long predatory dinosaur was named Utahraptor.

3. The Kentucky Fried Chicken was first sold in Utah, and not in Kentucky.

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  1. i learned two facts, I didn’t know the AT&T building was the tallest in Tennessee.
    Texas has 132 average tornados a year. I knew they had a lot, but that is way more than I thought.

    Love the series.

    Thanks for the callout!

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