Have you Ever Been to the Unbelievable Town of Ding Dong, Texas?
America you have to love it for its diverse culture but I have often wondered about how one U.S. town in Texas got its name.
Let's take a look at the state. They say things are always bigger in Texas which brings us to Ding Dong. Are you blushing yet? Well, the fact of the matter is there is a town in Texas named Ding Dong and it's located about 10 miles south of Fort Hood.
But it's not big at all, Ding Dong is a small ranching community with local folks including the Ding Dong Mayor who just a few years ago claims there are no signs that show that you are entering the town. And there is a reason why, watch the video at the end of this story for the hilarious answer.
History tells us that Ding Dong first got its name from a sign that first appeared in the 1930s. There were a couple of brothers with the last name Bell who owned a store but didn't have a name for it, so they hit up one of their artist friends who drew a picture of two bells to represent each brother and told them to name it whatever they wanted.
So, they came up with Ding Dong, and pretty much the rest is history.
What about the police or sheriff's department? I think I would be tempted to speed through the area just so I could get pulled over by the Ding Dong police and get a Ding Dong ticket.
Or do they even have a police department? Well, they do have a volunteer fire department!
So there you go, there's always going to be some history about how a town got its name but it does leave you scratching your head wondering what were they thinking?
Where are you from? Ding Dong! Just down the road from Nemo.
Oh and for the record, if you are ever in the area you may want to stop off at the Ding Dong store for some ding dongs, grab a picture, and a few souvenirs for the road. After all, this old world could use a few laughs these days.
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