What possesses people to name a town Armpit? Why would the government pay $640 for toilet seats? These hundreds of loony laws, silly rules, weird names, crazy contests, ridiculous research, and zany trivia will have you shaking your head and laughing out loud. Here's just a sampling: laws against sneezing on a train (Nashville) and barring extraterrestrials from landing (Avignon, France); plus, a court ruling that permits jurors to be insane (Indianapolis). From a motorized pogo stick to a frog museum--each fact is stranger than the last! 96 pages, 76 b/w illus., 5 3/8 x 8 1/4.