Sometimes with a state as big as Texas, you might not remember that the state does indeed touch both land and sea. But yes, Texas does indeed a body of water, and that body of water is none other than the Gulf of Mexico.
However, there is something rather...off about the color of the water in Texas. It's not a normal color. What is the color you ask?
The color of water in Texas is...brown.
Yes, you read that right. Texas water isn't the prettiest thing to look at. It might even make some of us somewhat worried to even step foot into the Gulf of Mexico.
But, there is a reason for the water looking brown. And thankfully, it's just because nature is taking it's course.
The Reason For Brown Water In Texas
Fox 44 reports that the water appears brown due to various rivers and waterways flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. With the water flowing, items like sediment, organic material, and soil join the flowing water. Which in turn, leads to the water appearing to be brown.
Other various factors, like the density of the water, both helps and hinders the appearance of the water. Which look, everybody's thoughts when you see brown water are definitely negative.
But thankfully, Fox 44 says the water isn't harmful, but moreso just unappealing in the looks department. And the farther you go out into the ocean, the less brown the water looks.
So it looks like swimming in the Texas is safe. But sharks don't show up in the waters right..?
6 Bizarre Town Names in Texas and the Stories Behind Them
There's no shortage of bizarre town names in Texas. Ding Dong, Kermit, Oatmeal, Reklaw, Pflugerville, and Zephyr: that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the oddest town monikers.
Have you ever wondered how on earth these names got on a city sign? Keep scrolling to see the history behind some of the weirdest town names in Texas.
A Tremendous and Exquisite Treehouse Airbnb Awaits You in Fredericksburg, Texas
A Treehouse as an Airbnb seems rather interesting. Let's take a look to see if this is the place you'd want to rest and relax at.
Test Your Texas: How Many of These Jeopardy! Questions Can You Answer?
Jeopardy! as we know it has been on the air since 1984, but the show got its start way back 1964.
Over the decades, the writers have managed to keep coming up with challenging questions to test the intellectual might of America's best and brightest (and sometimes softball questions for celebrities).
Texas is a place packed with personality, culture, and history, and there've been hundreds of questions/answers about the Lone Star State. Let's take a look at a few recent ones, and keep an eye out because we'll add more soon to test your Texas trivia skills and challenge newcomers.
How many of these can you get right without Googling?
10 Myths About Texas That Even Some Natives Believe
Everything's bigger in Texas, including the tall tales! Our state can seem pretty strange to people from far away, or even our immediate neighbors. There are several myths about Texas that range from quirky to fun and just plain ignorant and insulting, and even some people born and raised her believe 'em. Here are a few we can dispel today.