Some of the stranger governmental goings-on I’ve dug up recently:
-Since 1960, it has been illegal to fly a kite in Schaumburg, Illinois.
-If you are a tree in need of help, the federal government has a Tree Assistance Program.
–$18,881 of stimulus money spent on a single sign in Wyoming.
-Concerned about your fecundity? Consult the federal government’s Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee.
-Northern Arizona University spends $75,000 in stimulus funds to install electronic sensors to see if students skip class. (hat tip to The Wall Street Journal‘s Kim Schatz)
-In Alabama, it is against the law to sell artificially colored potatoes.
-Need help with your math homework? Consult the government’s North American Numbering Council.
-In Yukon, Oklahoma, it is illegal for a patient to pull a dentist’s tooth.