While many states have an official food or state fruit, Oklahoma is the only state with an official meal. The full meal is upwards of 2000 calories. A bill to repeal the official meal due to health concerns failed to pass.
Oklahoma has the largest number of lakes made by dams in the U.S. at over 200 lakes. All of Oklahoma’s lakes are man made by making dams. There are no natural lakes in Oklahoma.
The Tulsa Center of the Universe is an acoustic anomaly located in Oklahoma. When one stands in the center of the circle and makes a noise, that noise is echoed back several times louder than it was made, but no one standing outside the circle can hear a thing.
In Oklahoma, it can take a teacher, with a degree, 11 years to reach QuikTrip’s starting salary for full-time employees with just a high school diploma.
Picher, Oklahoma is considered the most toxic place in the United States. The town has been ravaged by industrial mining; so much so that a majority of it’s inhabitants have fled and it’s current population is 20. There have been numerous reports of sinkholes appearing overnight as mine shafts collapse. Often, underground water, highly acidic and concentrated with heavy metals, come bubbling into these sinks and turns them into toxic ponds.
For years, the slogan on Oklahoma license plates was “Oklahoma is OK.”
During the World War II, the US Army accidentally bombed a small town in Oklahoma.