Eagle Creek Observatory
"Teaching young minds about the heavens"
The Heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.
Psalm 19:1-2



Facts about Texas


Things people learn when they come to Texas.
 
Amradillos sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air.
Roadrunners don't say "Beep Beep."
There are 10,000 types of spiders. ALL 10,000 live in Texas, plus a couple no one's seen before.
Possums will eat anything.
Racoons will test your crop of melons and let you know when they are ripe.
If it grows, it sticks; if it crawls, it bites.
Nothing will kill a mesquite tree.
There are valid reasons some people put concertina wire around their house.
You cannot find a country road without a curve from corner to corner.
A tractor is NOT an all-terrain vehicle. They do get stuck.
Texas has FIVE seasons.
Spring: Feb 16 to Apr 15
Summer: Apr 16 to July 15 -- Temp from 90-98 degrees F.
SUPER Summer: July 16 to Sep 10 -- Temp from 100-105 degrees F.
Summer: Sep 11 to Oct 1 -- Temp from 90-98 degrees F.
Fall: Oct 2 to Dec 1
Winter: Dec 2 to Feb 15

 
The wind blows at 90 MPH from Oct. 2 until June 25, then it stops totally until Oct 2.
Onced and Twiced are words.
It's not a shopping cart, it's a buggy.
Fire ants consider your flesh as a picnic.
People actually grow and eat okra.
When the world ends, only cockroaches and mesquite trees will survive.
Green grass DOES burn.
When you live in the country you don't have to buy a dog. City people drop them off at your gate in the middle of the night.
 
The sound of coyotes howling at night only sounds good for the first couple of weeks.
When a buzzard sits on the fence and stares at you, it's time to go to the doctor.
A tank is a dirt hole in the ground that holds water for irrigation.
The word dinner is confusing. There's only lunch and then there's supper.
Tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you are 2.
"Backard and forards" means I know everything about you.
'Jeet? is actually a phrase meaning "Did you eat?"
You don't have to wear a watch because it doesn't matter what time it is. You work until it's done or it's too dark to see.
You know you are in Texas when:
You measure distance in minutes.
You've ever had to switch from "Heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
You see a car running in the parking lot at the store with no one in it, no matter what time of year it is.
Stores don't have bags, they have sacks.
All festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect or animal.
You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
You carry jumper cable in your car...for your own car.
 
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