The Wild Things You’ll Only See In Texas

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Drive-Thru? More Like Ride-Thru

The Lone Star State is a mysterious and bizarre place, full of surprises. There are some pretty wild and hilarious photos out there of things that you’ll really only ever find in Texas. There’s an unwritten law in Texas that any drive-through fast food joint is also a ride-through. This is because many residents of the Lone Start State prefer to use an eco-friendly horse as their primary method of transportation rather than a fossil-fuel consuming car.

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Halloween In Texas

These girls needed to come up with a clever idea for a matching Halloween costume for the big upcoming party. For weeks they argued back and forth about how they would dress up for the festive holiday. They simply couldn’t think of anything that they all agreed with. At one point the girls began to worry that the debate over what to wear would threaten their friendship. Eventually, they came to a mutual agreement and decided to wear these adorable matching beer packages.

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The Blushing Bride

Every little girl grows up fantasizing about her perfect dream wedding. Before the age of 15, most girls have planned out every single detail, including what they will wear, where the wedding will be, how many friends and family they’ll invite, if they’ll hire a band or DJ, and how their wedding album will look. For girls from Texas, this may or may not involve a photo shoot in a tree with a wedding gown and chainsaw in hand.

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Be Back In Five

Only in the Lone Star State will you find a baby cow locked up on a bicycle rack, patiently waiting for his owner to return from running errands. Surprisingly, the only person who even looked twice at this bizarre scene was the man behind the camera, who’s from out of town and was visiting some relatives. Apparently, Texans are quite used to seeing livestock outside of farms and in places where the average American would least expect to see them.

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The Color That Matches Everything

When this Texas princess needed to buy a new dress, she decided to get one that would match her favorite possession in the whole world- her truck. Now she’s riding in style, and looking great while off-roading in her 4X4. While northerners might find this style a bit out of the ordinary, in Texas, camo is the one color that goes with anything, and it’s not uncommon to see folks casually walking around in camouflage-colored pants, sports jackets, skirts, and dresses.

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Efficiency At Its Finest

If there’s anything folks from Texas know how to do, it’s cook for the whole family. This gentleman was looking for a way to cook as many hot dogs as possible in a short amount of time. Out of his desperation, came ingenuity, creativity, and innovation. By utilizing an old rake he had lying around in the shed, he managed to roast 17 weiners at the same time. Texans truly give a whole new meaning to the word “crafty!”

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Beat The Heat

There’s only one way to beat the brutal Texas heatwaves in the summer, and that’s with a good ole’ fashioned pickup truck swimming pool. In addition to being incredibly simple and easy to make, they’re the perfect fun solution when you’re local swimming hole is too busy. All you need to do is throw down a tarp and a bag of ice in the bed of your pickup truck, fill it with water and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with your buddies.

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Good Eats!

The expression “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” has never been truer. When Jim Bob’s neighbor threw away this old filing cabinet, Jim Bob knew he hit the jackpot. Just one week prior, his grill had broken down and he had been searching for a replacement. In order to fill the void in his life, he gathered up the discarded filing cabinet left by his wasteful neighbor and turned it into the most organized grill you’ve ever seen.

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An Upgrade For The Elements

This Texas resident is conserving his body’s finite energy by using this heavy-duty high-powered supercharged motorized personal transportation device. After first purchasing it, he decided that he needed to upgrade the normal wheels it came with to these military-grade off-road capable wheels. Now, he is able to travel through all the rough terrain that the great state of Texas has to offer. He can take his chair through the sandy deserts, up the rugged mountains, and even through wet swamps.

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Fine Dining

This Texas resident wanted to enjoy a dinner for one while watching the Dallas Cowboys’ football game. Because he didn’t want to miss a second of the action, he needed to figure out a way to eat without needing to shift his focus from the television to the table every time he wanted to take a bite. So he decided to get creative and look for something lying around the house that could solve his dilemma. He ended up finding his solution in the bathroom.

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King Of The Road

When you’ve got a lifted truck like the one we see in this photo, there’s really no reason to abide by traditional parking rules and regulation. In Texas, these lifted trucks are pretty common, and therefore, law enforcement officers have just about given up on punishing them for parking jobs like the one in this photo. The way they see it, if you’re wimpy Jeep can’t hold its own in the Target parking lot, you better get yourself an upgrade!

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Love Was In The Air, Now It’s On The Ground

It really warms the heart to see two Texans madly in love with each other. After all, nothing says “I love you” like putting on a wedding dress and tuxedo and toting around your hunting rifles for a photo shoot. You can really see that this special couple has a bright future together based on the way that they stare into each other’s eyes as they fire off a few rounds in the direction of some ducks flying by.

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Just Another Trip To The Outhouse

Texans live by the motto, “If you’re going to do something half-hearted, you might as well not do it in the first place.” In Texas, there’s no such thing as too much of anything, especially when it comes to toilet paper. Just ask this guy, who only restocks his outhouse with Costco’s super mega heavy-duty high-powered family-sized toilet paper. During an average month, he goes through about five or six of these bad boys, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Redneck Calamari

While people in other states may choose to indulge in fancy appetizers that cost way more than they should, folks in Texas like to keep their food simple. Besides, who says cheap and elegant don’t go together? Just one glance at this delicious tray of “redneck calamari,” and you’ll realize that Texans know fine dining and upscale cuisine the same way they know rodeos and high school football. Our mouths are watering just looking at this photo!

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Keep Your Chin Up

This gentleman from the Lone Star State had just a bit too much fun during last weekend’s tailgate. He ended up indulging in several beverages and found himself in the back of a law enforcement officer’s car. When the cops brought him in to get some sleep and rest for a few hours, they captured this mugshot, which unfortunately made the nightly news for all the wrong reasons. Now he’s known around town as the man who couldn’t hold his own head up.

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Not Your Average Grocery Store

Texan’s may be well known for their ability to grow and abundance of various agricultural products, but they definitely aren’t known for their ability to spell those products. The owner of this makeshift roadside produce station was confident that he’d be able to sell out all of his vegetables. Unfortunately, he couldn’t manage to spell one word correctly on his sign, so no one came to buy his fresh vegetables. He ended up feeding them to some nearby horses.

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Have Her Back By Midnight… Or Else…

Before heading off to her junior year high school prom, this girl and her handsome date wanted to capture a few photos in the front yard so they’d have something to remember the occasion. Unfortunately, her dad and little brother had other plans. Pappa wanted to make sure that the boy who was taking daddy’s little girl to the dance knew to treat her well, while her little brother simply wanted to photobomb from up in the tree.

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All-American Nachos

We’re going to go out on a limb here and say that this bag of Fritos was not purchased this way. The most likely explanation for the appearance of this decadent snack is that Texans do everything full-tilt. Whether it’s upgrading their truck, or calming their appetite before dinner, Texans don’t do anything half-way. So instead of eating a boring bag of chips, Texans like to add ground beef and grated cheese. Think of it as their own all-American style of nachos.

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A Real Tooth-Ache

The Lone Star State is all about efficiency. For the young gentleman in this photo, that means eating your corn on the cob as fast as possible, even if it means using power tools to do so. The reason he wanted to eat so fast was that he had tickets to a Nascar race that he was running late for. While he was able to devour his corn in record speed, he unfortunately lost a few teeth in the process.

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A New Marketing Strategy

The owner of this Texas Chick-Fil-A restaurant knows exactly who eats at his restaurant. So if you thought that this photo is showing a malfunction with the electricity in the store’s sign, rest assured that there is no defect here. It’s all part of the restaurant owner’s new marketing strategy. By clearing calling upon the folks who are most likely to eat in his fast food facility, he is hoping to raise sales to record-breaking numbers, and finally get himself out of debt.

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Family Reunion

Any Texas resident will tell you that there’s nothing better than a family reunion down at the mud pit. It’s truly an amazing time for family members of all ages. Old or young, everyone gets involved in the magical tradition. The best part of the whole weekend is the mud pit belly flop contest. Last year Uncle Jeff took the title, but this year Grandpa Joe has recovered from his hip surgery and is looking to take back the title that was once his.

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Jail Sale

This Texas resident needed to sell off some of his belongings in order to make a quick buck before heading off to jail to serve a three-year sentence. Rather than use Craigslist or eBay, he decided to hold a one-of-a-kind yard sale in front of his home in Austin. To advertise the event, he went to the local crafts store and bought some markers and green construction paper. The catchiest name he could think of was the “Going to Jail Sale.”

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The Camouflage Couple

This Texas couple will be rolling up to this year’s high school prom in style. In true southern fashion, the gentleman in the photo decided to go with a classic camouflage-colored tuxedo, while his girlfriend picked up a matching camouflage dress. While the couple had an amazing time dancing the night away and enjoying their last social gathering before college, they failed to win the titles of prom king and queen because none of their classmates could see them.

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Two For One

While northern folks would probably find this sign appalling, Texans don’t see anything wrong with it. That’s because Texas residents love their convenience. Rather than run around from one side of town to the other in search of all of their basic necessities, they would much rather be able to run all of their errands at the same place. Additionally, Texans hate having to get out of their cars, so the Double Shot Drive Thru came up with a solution to make everyone happy.

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Supersized Cinnabon

When it comes to food, Texans like to push the single portion limits. Just take this massive cinnamon bun for example. This kid can’t even take a bite of the enormous sweet treat without getting sticky frosting all over his face. We would suggest trying to eat it with a fork and knife, but that would be a clear violation against the Texas code of ethics. He’s just going to have to go face-first and deal with the messy consequences later.

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Dern Tootin’

The owner of this Texas diner was sick of tourists asking if they served breakfast, so he decided to put up this massive billboard on the side of the highway, answering the frequently asked question. Although folks from out of town have complained that the language on the sign is just a bit too abrasive, Texans seem to love it. They find the roadside sign to be hilarious. Since investing in the billboard, the diner has seen business skyrocket.

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The Ultimate Texas Accessory

In Texas, just about everyone loves cowboy hats. Residents of the Lone Star State wear them every chance they get. Whether the weather is sunny, rainy, cloudy, hot, humid, or windy, you can bet your bottom dollar that a Texan will be sporting some kind of cowboy hat on their head. The state’s obsession with the southern fashion accessory is so extreme that they even began adding them to the little logo on the men’s and women’s restroom signs.

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Shotgun Wedding

This adorable pair of Texas newlyweds decided that the best way to say “I do” was while holding on to one thing they love most in this world (besides each other that is). To you, it might seem a bit strange that they wanted to tie the knot what carrying these two heavy-duty personal protective devices. But that’s probably just because you don’t know Texas, a land where everyone is proud to know and use their rights to bear arms.

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Hold Your Horses

You’ve probably seen signs like this in public places that say “no pets allowed,” but only in Texas will you find signs that let the general public know that it’s not acceptable to bring livestock with them to stores, parks, and shops. In any other state, it’s pretty much assumed that horses, cows, pigs, goats, and sheep should be kept at home, or, better yet, in a barn. But, for some reason, Texans need to be reminded that this sort of behavior is unacceptable.

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Everything Is Bigger

Even though just about everyone has heard the expression, “everything is bigger in Texas,” very few people have actually experienced this phenomenon first-hand. It’s one thing to simply hear that Texas is a country full of super-sized food, over-sized trucks, and larger-than-life personalities, but to see it up close and personal is a whole different story. The woman in this photo is actually from the East coast, but upon seeing what Texas has to offer, she became a full-blown country girl!

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