When you think of Texas, you think of Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and (of course) Dallas. Commonly referred to as the Triple D by residents, Dallas is one of Texas’s major cities. Everyone knows that Dallas is home to the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers and has delicious smoked barbecue and authentic Mexican cuisine, but there are some things that might surprise you about this Texas city! Here are ten facts about Dallas you probably didn’t know.
Lamar Hunt coined the term ‘Super Bowl’ in Dallas while writing a letter to NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle. Even though it was originally called the ‘AFL-NFL Championship Game,’ the name ‘Super Bowl’ stuck.
This delectable dessert was actually publicized in 1957 in, yeah you guessed it, Dallas. A lot of people think that German chocolate cake originated in Germany, but in actuality, the cake was named after American chocolate maker Samuel German. German created a formulation of dark baking chocolate which was then used in the cake’s recipe. Yum!
Love frozen margaritas? You have Mariano Martinez from Dallas to thank. The invention of the frozen margarita machine in 1971 increased the demand for tequila in the US and popularized Tex-Mex cuisine. Cheers!
Well, with five exceptions: in 1918, the fair was cancelled because of WWI, and it was canceled again between 1942-1945 due to World War II.
Ever heard of the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders? Of course you have. In 1972, the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders became the first ever professional cheerleading squad. Now, hundreds of women from all over the US try out to be a part of the team.
7-Eleven is the largest chain in the world, and it operates in 17 different counties. The convenience store got its start in Dallas and is headquartered there today.
Outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow called Dallas their home. Both are buried in Western Heights Cemetery.