Obscure Okla. facts draw thousands to Twitter feed

Ponca City Now - April 1, 2014 6:29 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Did you know that swearing in Oklahoma is punishable by a $1 fine for each offense? Or that the Sooner State has a Santa Claus Commission?

No, it isn’t an April Fools’ Day prank. All are true facts about the nation’s 46th state that are being shared and retweeted on the popular Twitter account (at)OklahomaFacts. The more obscure the fact, the better.

The account has garnered more than 12,000 followers. Even country music superstar Blake Shelton is a fan.

The account was founded by 27-year-old Tim Berry, who lives in Owasso. He was an unemployed college graduate searching for a way to use his history degree when he started the account in 2011.

He says he enjoys seeing the reaction people have to learning new information about Oklahoma.

 

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