Fun Facts you didn’t know about Oklahoma

Many places in the United States have had an interesting history, and Oklahoma City, OK is no exception. The history of this state dates back to 1907. Since then, the people in this city have been doing amazing things that contribute to the economy of the country.

To understand Oklahoma City better, below are a few fun facts you probably didn’t know about it;

Oklahoma City state meal was declared in 1988

You have heard that every country on earth have their staple food, right? In Oklahoma City, there is staple food in place that was declared as ‘state food’ in 1988. This food include chicken-fried steak, black-eyed peas, squash, corn on the cob, barbecue pork, sausage and gravy, strawberries, pecan pie, biscuits, and corn bread. Palatable, huh?

The shopping cart was invented in Oklahoma City

When you go to the grocery store or supermarket, you don’t have to carry your shopping on a basket since this might make your expedition tiring. All you need to do is grab a shopping cart and enjoy your spree.

What you might not know is that the shopping cart was invented in Oklahoma City in 1937 by Sylvian Goldman, a city resident and the proprietor of Piggly Wiggly chain of supermarkets.

The voicemail machine was created in Oklahoma City

Without a doubt, Oklahoma City is an innovation hub. Apart from the shopping cart, the voicemail machine was made in this city. It was first patented by Gordon Matthews in the 1970s, and he later improved it to create the voice mailbox express in the 1980s.

An Oklahoman was the only person to be hit by a space junk

Ever heard of a person who has been hit by a space rock? This is often a rare occurrence, and when it happens, it must be recorded as an integral part of history. The aerospace corporation reports that the only person to be hit by a falling space junk was an Oklahoman. The woman was hit by falling debris from the United States Delta II Rocket. Surprisingly, she was not hurt!

Oklahoma City is situated in a convenient location

If you have visited Oklahoma City, you can attest to the fact that it is highly accessible by rail, road, and air. Something that might surprise you is to learn that this city is equidistant from New York City and Los Angeles.

Other fund facts you should know about this city include;

  • The city has over 2000 man-made lakes. Yes, 200!
  • The city is the headquarters of 39 Indian tribes
  • Every year, there is a Big Foot Festival in the city which takes place in the first weeks of October
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