Every town has it's quirks. But, lots of times, only the residents know those quirks. Once you stay around a town long enough, you start learning the little known facts that make up the community. I find myself learning different little known facts about Nacogdoches on an almost daily basis.

The latest? The red light at the intersection of NE Stallings Drive and University Drive. This one:

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Seems normal enough, right? You might have caught yourself asking, "What's so special about that one?" Well, here we go...

*DISCLAIMER: I HAVEN'T DONE ANY LEGITIMATE RESEARCH, AS FAR AS GOING OUT THERE AND TAKING NOTES OR ANYTHING OF THAT NATURE. I CAN JUST TELL YOU WHAT I'VE EXPERIENCED.*

It seems that that light sits in such a position that, in the afternoon at just the right time, the sun shines directly into the sensor on the light. That seems to cause the sensor to not register that it needs to change to allow cars turning onto Stallings from University. Therefore, some people get caught at the light...caught for a very, VERY long time...

Don't believe me? It's a thing.

Right now, that perfect timing seems to be between 3:30 and 4:00...obviously, in the afternoon...

Again, I haven't done any legitimate research with timing, and light meters, or anything like that. I've only experienced this in-person. You can go check it out for yourself if you'd like. I however, wouldn't recommend it...it's quite a bore to just sit there until the sensor decides to register and work correctly...

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What kind of little known facts of Nac have you experienced, or just heard about? Let us know in the comment section below!