In Texas legislature during 1971 a resolution was once passed honouring Albert de Salvo, otherwise known as the Boston Strangler.

The resolution congratulated him on his unconventional but successful techniques in population control.

The House approved the resolution unanimously

The resolution introduced by Rep. Tom Moore Jr., of Waco as an "April fool's joke" was passed unanimously by the House.

The resolution praises the Boston Strangler who killed 13 women during 1962-1964 for "dedication and devotion to his work that has enabled the weak and the lonely throughout our nation to achieve and maintain a new degree of concern for their future," the resolution says.

"His sincerity, diligence and cooperation has earned him [the] warm admiration and affection of his fellow practitioners," the resolution continued.

"Widely esteemed for his knowledge and unique skill, his outstanding service to the public has won him recognition as a model of active citizenship, a champion of worthwhile causes and an acknowledged leader in his singular field."

A copy of the resolution was also to be sent to De Salvo "as a token of the continued good wishes of the Texas House of Representatives."

Rep. Tom Moore Jr later withdrew the resolution.

Alabama - Putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death. I wonder if they get a trial first.....I'd like to see that one!

The New York City Transit Authority has ruled that women can ride city subways topless. The law states that if a man can be somewhere without a shirt, then a woman is entitiled to the same opportunities.
The decision reportedly came after arrests of women testing the ordinance on the subways. A transit police spokesman had originally said they would comply with the new rule, but "if they were violating any other rules, like sitting on a subway bench topless smoking a cigarette, then we would take action." In other words, smoking is not allowed in the subway!

Texas - When two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone. Okaaaayyyy...which bright spark thought that one up I wonder!

Texas isn't alone. Washington has it's own version :-
When two trains come to a crossing, neither shall go until the other has passed.

Minnesota - All men riding motorcycles must wear shirts.

Washington in the Seattle district - Women who sit on men's laps on buses or trains without placing a pillow between them face an automatic six-month jail term.

West Virginia - It is illegal to snooze on a train.

Wisconsin - It is illegal to kiss on a train. I wonder who's policing these???

California, in Baldwin Park to be very specific - Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.

And over in London, U.K. - It's illegal to have sex on a parked motorcycle.


Location: Boise, Idaho
Residents may not fish from a giraffe's back.

Location: Idaho
You may not fish on a camel's back.

Location: Indiana
No one may catch a fish with his bare hands.

Location: Kentucky
It's illegal to fish in the Ohio River in Kentucky without an Indiana Fishing License.

Location: Montana
In Montana, it is illegal for married women to go fishing alone on Sundays, and illegal for unmarried women to fish alone at all.