New Jersey’s Capital Hates Pickles
I know a lot of people who hate pickles, but oddly enough cities can hate them too. At least New Jersey's state capital, Trenton, does. Nobody tell Snookie.
Okay, so the city may not actually hate pickles. However, they have laws against certain pickle situations. Yes, that was laws, plural with an "s." Trenton has two different pickle laws. I want to say that may be a record. I can't imagine many other places having pickle laws. I hear Patrick Henry calling out "Give me pickles or give me death." That's how the quote goes right?
"You may not throw a bad pickle in the street."
I want to know what happened that caused this law to be made. Who was throwing pickles into the street? Why was it becoming such a problem that they had to make a law about it? Was there a pickle protest? I have so many questions.
"Pickles are not to be consumed on Sundays."
WHAT?!?!?! Again, why? What could be the reasoning behind this law? How do you enforce a law like that? It's not that I eat pickles everyday, but if it was against the law to eat pickles on Sundays I know I would crave pickles on Sundays only. It's kind of like how you really want Chick-fil-A on Sundays.
Trenton isn't the only place with pickle laws. In Connecticut it is not officially a pickle unless it bounces. They have high standards for their pickles. In Rhode Island it is illegal to throw pickle juice from a trolley. Why were people throwing that much pickle juice from trolleys that they had to make a law for it?
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