Everything’s Bigger in Texas, Including These 5 World Records
Everything's bigger in Texas, and the Guinness World Records set by Texans are no exception. From amazing feats of strength to quirky talents that'll make you grin, the Lone Star State has made the record books in unique and unforgettable ways.
KXAN in Austin has an article that got me curious about how wacky these records can get. I wasn't disappointed in what I found. Let's take a stroll through some of the most bizarre Guinness records set in the state of Texas.
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Longest Horns on a Steer
Everything's bigger in Texas, and that includes the horns on our livestock. As of 2021, a steer named Big Red held the record with horns measuring an incredible 10.74 feet from tip to tip. That's longer than some cars. Unbelievable.
Yes, that's right. In Amarillo, a hairball weighing 225.13 pounds claimed the title in 2009. This unusual record makes me wonder where all the hair came from. Eww.
Most People Eating Breakfast in Bed
In 2014, Houston hosted a pajama party where 289 people simultaneously ate breakfast in bed. This cozy group set a world record that combines comfort with delicious food.
Largest Cowboy Boot Sculpture
San Antonio boasts this record with a pair of boots standing 35 feet tall. Created by artist Bob "Daddy-O" Wade in 1979, they're a must-see for anyone visiting the area. It showcases the cowboy culture of Texas on a grand scale.
Longest Distance on a Slip and Slide in One Hour by a Team
In 2015 a team in Granbury slid their way into the record books by covering a massive distance of 12,390 feet. That's over two miles of slipping and sliding.
Texas is a state where records are as diverse as the people who set them. From the quirky to the amazing, Texans have a knack for leaving a mark on the world in the most unexpected ways. Whether it's through the length of a steer's horns or breakfast in bed, these records tell a story of the Texas spirit.
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