Dallas, the jewel of the Lone Star State. Home to elite sports teams and routinely welcoming people. But there is more than meet the eye in Dallas. As we take a look at these 21 Dallas facts, the appeal of this charming city rises.

  1. Ever heard of the microchip? Well, the first one was created in Dallas.
  2. With 5.5 million followers. the Dallas Cowboys are the most followed team on social media.
  3. Dallas was once part of the only country to exist within the United States; the Republic of Texas.
  4. You know 7-Eleven? It’s inception was in Dallas during the 1920’s
  5. An idol to some…a nuisance to others, the big purple dinosaur “Barney” was created in Dallas.
  6. Its an economic powerhouse with the sixth largest economy in the U.S.
  7. Do you like cheerleaders? In the 1970’s, Dallas had the first ever professional cheerleaders.
  8. They were on the forefront of deep frying everything at their state fair. Most notably, deep fried Cadbury Eggs.
  9. The Dallas International Airport is the third busiest airport in the world.
  10. Steve Miller…The Space Cowboy… went to highschool in Dallas.
  11. A hotbed for America’s richest, Dallas has 20 out of Forbes 400 richest Americans list. Most notably, Alice Walton the Wal Mart heiress, whose net worth is $33.5 billion.
  12. Are you a fan of German Chocolate Cake? Well, it has nothing to do with germany as the name might imply. A man by the name of Sam German invented the recipe back in the 1950’s.
  13. The AT&T stadium, which is home to the Cowboys, is the world’s largest column- free structure.
  14. Dallas is the only city to host The World Series, The Super Bowl, and The NBA Final in the same year (2011).
  15. The term “Super Bowl” was coined in Dallas.
  16. The frozen margarita machine was invented in Dallas.
  17. Dallas invented Elevator Music in the 1950’s.
  18. The largest farmers market in the U.S. is in Dallas. It receives millions of visitors annually.
  19. The infamous Bonnie and Clyde were from Dallas
  20. Corporate juggernauts like McDonald’s, J.C. Penney and Rolex are headquartered in Dallas.
  21. The Dallas Cowboys have won 5 Super Bowls in franchise history and the Dallas Mavericks won the finals in 2011.
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