I LOVE a fun fact, don't you?? These were taken from the Dallas Visitor Center website, they are such a great resource for almost anything Dallas. Except for real estate, I'm your resource for that... :)
Dallas Fun Facts
The frozen margarita machine was invented in Dallas.
The integrated circuit computer chip (which became the microchip) was invented in Dallas in 1958.
The 52 foot 'Big Tex' statue that greets visitors at the annual State Fair of Texas is the tallest cowboy in Texas.
With the roof enclosed, the entire Statue of Liberty could fit into the Cowboys Stadium.
During the winter holiday season, the Galleria Dallas is home to the country's tallest indoor Christmas tree.
The largest permanent model train exhibit in the country is on display in the lobby of Dallas Children's Medical Center.
The Dallas Arts District is the largest urban arts district in the United States.
The Trinity River Corridor Project, when completed, will be more than 10 times the size of New York's Central Park.
Highland Park Village Shopping Center, developed in 1931 has the distinction of being the first planned shopping center in America.
The first convenience store, 7-eleven, got its start in Dallas and the corporation is headquartered there today.
Lamar Hunt, founder of the American Football League and son of oil tycoon H.L. Hunt, was a noted Dallas resident when he coined the phrase 'Super Bowl'.
A few celebrities from the area: Angie Harmon, Luke and Owen Wilson, Nastia Luikin, Lee Trevino, Norah Jones, Erykah Badu, Jessica Simpson
A few of the movies/TV series filmed in the area: Dallas; Silkwood; Places in the Heart; RoboCop; Born on the Fourth of July; Walker, Texas Ranger; Prison Break (more listed at http://www.dallasfilmcommission.com/)
The Dallas area is the largest metropolitan area in the nation not on a navigable body of water.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Arlington Metroplex is the No. 1 visitor and leisure destination in Texas.
The Dallas Public Library permanently displays one of the original copies of the Declaration of Independence, printed on July 4, 1776, and the First Folio of William Shakespeare's "Comedies, Histories & Tragedies."
The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is home to 23 of the richest Americans.
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