Some days, we really don’t know where the world would be without Houston. Would we have made it to the moon? Who would play Sheldon on Big Bang Theory? What would we rap about, if not the purple drank? It’s scary to think about -- but thankfully, we don’t have to. Here are 24 reasons the world owes us big time. You’re welcome, everyone.
1. Like we said, we checked out the moon for y’all
Though Apollo 11 launched from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, we manned the crap out of Mission Control and made that moon landing happen. Sorry, Russia.
2. You probably wouldn’t have energy without us
That’s because we’re a world capital for pretty much every aspect of the oil and gas industry, from exploration and production to technology and supply.
3. Because life would not be nearly as funny...
... without Houston-born South Park co-creator and comedy genius Matt Stone.
4. Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox
All brain children of Houston-born film genius Wes Anderson.