Today Texas turns a sprightly 182 years young. It was on March 2, 1836, with the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence, settlers in Mexican Texas officially broke ties with Mexico and formed the most bad ass state in the union.
The hippopotamus is one of my favorite animals on the planet. And with February 15 being National Hippo Day, I thought I'd give you some interesting facts about this great animal. You know, to impress your co-workers at the water cooler.