You've seen these kinds of rankings before, usually it's based on some subjective category like the best place to eat a steak or the city with the friendliest people. In this case, the website Thrillist ranked all 50 states based on what they describe as 'contributions to America.' Well, the Lone Star State has much more to offer in that regard than what's reported here. Be that as it may, I suppose we can be proud of the face that out of 50 states, Texas is ranked 11th. Here's what they had to say.

There is an unmistakable magic to Texas, be it because it takes the “everything is bigger in Texas” motto to literal heights with hair, breasts, barbecue, frozen margaritas, and space travel; or possibly because it boasts four cities with food and drink worthy enough to garner regular and repeated coverage in these (digital) pages; or maybe just because of that scene from Friday Night Lights where Riggins toasts to “Texas forever” while Lyla Garrity grinds up on Street. There is a thing you can’t understand unless you, too, are wearing a giant belt buckle shaped like a Colt revolver, sipping a Dr Pepper in Waco, or playing drug wars on your damn Texas Instruments calculator.

See the full report here.

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