The phone on the International Space Station has a Houston area code
In way cooler news, the phone on the ISS has a 281 area code, meaning this WHOLE ENTIRE TIME, Ludacris might have had hookups up there, too. Is your mind blown yet?
The Houston police are “rather” helpful
Apparently the popo were much more “lenient” back in the day, because as Dan Rather tells it, they once helped him score/shoot heroin for a story. When Rather was working in radio in Houston in 1956-57, the police had arrested a bunch of musicians for heroin. Not knowing much about it and thinking it’d make a great story, Rather had some of his police buddies inject him at the station, and he went on to produce a series, covering “This is what heroin is; This is why people take it; This is what you experience while you're under the influence; This is why it's dangerous.” Damn, Daniel.
There’s a way to earn free pizza for life
NYC may have a pizza rat, but Houston has a pizza tat (and isn’t that like, way better?). In 2012, Pi Pizza Truck owner Anthony Calleo came up with a pretty rad way to celebrate his truck’s anniversary: offer cult followers the chance to get one of their specially designed tats for $200 and earn themselves free Pi Pizza for life. Four years later, so many people wanted the pizza tat, the highly sought after promotion required winning a raffle first. The truck announced its plans to go brick and mortar in the old Funky Chicken spot, but here’s hoping the pizza tattoo lives on.