Ever read one of those little snippets that makes you take a second to really listen to the text of it again in your head, just to make sure your brain and eyes are communicating properly? What if you read a whole list of true facts/laws/ordinances that seemed to make no sense but are nonetheless still true facts/laws/ordinances?
The other day I was sent a link to a listing of strange facts and like a train wreck I could not look away. So rather than fight the urge to stay clear of the nonsense I dove headlong into it.
From that list, here are my top few favorites:
- You can’t plow a cotton field with an elephant in North Carolina
But dude, that would be the best way to do it because they animal is sooo big.
- In Lehigh, Nebraska it’s against the law to sell donut holes
Probably because of some high schooler’s shenanigans where someone woke up one day and found the middles of their donuts missing.
- Every citizen of Kentucky is required by law to take a bath at least once a year
Because once a decade is really not considerate enough.
- It is against the law to whale hunt in Oklahoma
Think of the whales that will be saved by this one. Whew!
- In Breton, Alabama, there is a law on the town’s books against riding down the street in a motorboat
Again, darn high schoolers. And I had a big time summer trip planned in Breton already. Complete with the motorboat. There goes that one.
In honor of the beginning of April… HAPPY APRIL FOOL’S DAY!