Q: In one Indiana city, it is illegal to force a monkey to do what?
A: In South Bend, it is unlawful to force a monkey to smoke a cigarette.
Back in 1924, smoking was illegal in the State of Indiana, and that law was adhered to even if you were a monkey. Having been seen smoking, a monkey was taken to court and tried for the crime. The monkey was found guilty and ordered to pay a fine of $25 as well as costs for the trial.
Following this rather weird event, Indiana released another law which was rather weird in itself. This new law stated that it was illegal to force a monkey to smoke a cigarette.
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