Our current favorite addition to the Twitter party (which has actually been around for almost two years) is @TrueAustinFacts, which tweets arguably not-so-true facts that are equal parts parody and hilarity.
As of press time this Twitter gem only has 19 followers, but we here at CultureMap believe funny deserves a spotlight. From revealing the true plans behind the Chuck E. Cheese's on Ben White Boulevard (a snake farm) to filling us in on Magnolia Cafe's "secret menu" (it's Lucky Charms), take a break and have a belly laugh courtesy of True Austin Facts.
The folks who line up for a burger at Hopdoddy are the same folks who can't tell the difference between Bill Pullman and Bill Paxton. Yep.— True Austin Facts (@TrueAustinFacts) May 6, 2014
The truth is Food Network Star Chef Brad Sorenson named his Rainy Street restaurant, NoVa, after the car he lost his virginity in.— True Austin Facts (@TrueAustinFacts) May 5, 2014
Originally in east Austin, the 78706 & 78707 zip codes moved to Marfa when rent got too high.— True Austin Facts (@TrueAustinFacts) March 25, 2014
Along with BEVO Bucks and EBT, Lone Star bottle caps are accepted currency in most of Austin's campus area convenience stores.— True Austin Facts (@TrueAustinFacts) March 17, 2014
The "Real World: Austin" house was converted into the Vince Young Steak House. Talk about cursed locations!— True Austin Facts (@TrueAustinFacts) February 25, 2014
"Oltorf" is actually an old German word that means, "Road beset by endless sorrows."— True Austin Facts (@TrueAustinFacts) October 18, 2012
In addition to Bess Bistro and Walton's Fancy and Staple, Sandra Bullock owns all the Quiznos in Austin.— True Austin Facts (@TrueAustinFacts) January 23, 2014