Thursday 11 October 2007

"And not a lot of people know that!" # 2

2. The United States Of America: the democratic home of some truly fantastic lawmakers.

In Massachusetts, it is against the law to put tomatoes in clam chowder.

In the state of New Jersey, it is illegal to sell cabbage on a Sunday.

In Chicago it is illegal to fish whilst sitting on a giraffe's neck.

In Wyoming one may not take a photograph of a rabbit from January to April without obtaining an official permit.

In Virginia, the Code of 1930 has a statute that prohibits corrupt practices or bribery by any person other than political candidates. (
Is that Bertie Ahern I hear salivating profusely?)

You have to hand it to the Texans though. Literal adherence to the Bible sure does enliven the mind:

In Texas, it is illegal for one to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.

The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home.

When two trains meet each other at a Texan railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone.

Altogether now... And not a lot of people know that!


Manuel said...

Few people know that I prefer a tomato based chowder over a cream based one.....

John Cav said...

Manuel my friend, I cannot judge you. For little do people know that my many angling championship titles were acquired with the help of a craftily hidden giraffe!

slurkid57 said...

I question the reliability of your information. For one thing, you completely fail to cite the relevant state charters or county/town ordinances.

I mean come on, this is The Internet, not some place for spreading random bullshit.

John Cav said...

Slurkid: I did a modicum of cross-referencing and found nothing to be out of order in relation to the above statutes.

I do apologise for the empirical flaws of the above piece, vis-a-vis the lack of adequate citation. However this post was intended primarily as an object of mirth.

Bah humbug :)