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Monday, March 05, 2007

There Ought Notta Be a Law (But There Is)

Came across this in the course of doing some Massachusetts statutory research for one of my classes:
CHAPTER 148. FIRE PREVENTION

Chapter 148: Section 55. Explosive golf balls

Section 55. Whoever manufactures or sells or knowingly uses, or has in possession for the purpose of sale, any golf ball containing any acid, fluid, gas or other substance tending to cause the ball to explode and to inflict bodily injury shall for the first offence be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars, and for any subsequent offence by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.
I'm going to guess the law's been on the books since about, oh, shortly after the release of Caddyshack, and that no one has ever been charged under it.

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