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Facts about Oklahoma

In every state, there lies some secret facts you need to unlock to fully appreciate the particular place. And the state of Oklahoma is no exception to that. Here are some very interesting Oklahoma facts ideal to feed your curiosity.

World's First Mounted Parking Meter

On July 16, 1935, the first ever parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City. The coin-controlled parking meter was discovered by Carl C. Magee and he patented his invention on the same year.

Cowboy Hall of Fame

Normally, the state of Oklahoma will always be associated with cowboys and cowgirls. Such iconic representation has been part of the state for ages. Thus, it's very suitable for the National Cowboy Hall of Fame to be situated in Oklahoma City. It's just a perfect match.

Cow Chip Throwing Competition

If you're wondering what in the world is cow chip, well it’s simply a cow dung or a cow waste. And in Oklahoma, there is a bizarre annual contest of cow chip throwing. These unique chips are often tossed up in the air for more than 150 feet! The annual World Cow Chip Throwing happens every April, so be sure to block your schedules ahead of time if you want to witness a distinct competition that only occurs in Oklahoma.

Voice Mail

Have you ever thought who discovered voice mail? Then, you should meet the person behind the creation of electronic message system— Gordon Matthews of Oklahoma. Don’t forget to thank him for his practical and significant discovery of leaving messages while you're not at home.

Dinosaur relic

In Oklahoma, there is a very important fossil that has been part of the massive history of the state. The Saurophaganax maximus, which is a rare dinosaur specie has found its home in the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.

First Tornado Disaster

With over $100 million damage, the very first tornado that hit the United States, specifically in Tinker Air Force Base Oklahoma became one of the most terrorizing disaster of the whole nation. The place was struck for 5 consecutive days, giving a very traumatic damage to the entire place.

Loaded State Meal

You will never go hungry in Oklahoma. There are a lot of exciting foods you need to munch in to fully your trip to the state. And talking about food and state, Oklahoma's state meal is just way beyond your expectations. The state meal includes fried okra, squash, black-eyed peas, corn, cornbread, biscuits, sausage and gravy, grits, chicken fried steak, barbecue pork, pecan pie and of course, strawberries. The abundant state meal will surely be one of the many reasons why you'll love Oklahoma!

More Than a Few Lakes

Oklahoma is no doubt an ideal place for a soothing getaway. Did you know that Oklahoma has countless of man-made lakes scattered all over the state? With that, the entire state is literally surrounded with vast body of water.

Captivating Indian Blanket

You'll definitely fall in love with Oklahoma's state flower, the Indian Blanket or also known as Firewheel. The combination of red and yellow flower hues creates a very dreamy blossom, notwithstanding the significance of its beauty and history.
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