First of, it's the home of the unabomber. Besides that...
- In Helena, Montana... it's illegal to throw anything across the street. From footballs to babies, it's all a big no-no.
- It is illegal for a married woman to go fishing alone on Sundays, and illegal for a non-married woman 7 days a week.
- The average square mile of land in Montana contains 1.4 elk, 1.4 pronghorn antelope, and 3.3 deer. (it's the .4 of the antelope that boggle me...)
- Creeks in Montana are often called 'crick.' If you had a crick in your neck, they'd wonder how it got there...
- It is a misdemeanor to show a movie depicting a felonious crime. Thus, Tarentino movies have probably never been shown in this great state...
- It is a felony for a wife to open her husband's mail.
- It is illegal to have a sheep in the cab of your truck without a chaperone (now, an INFLATABLE sheep is a different story...)
- Montana is the 4th largest state, with the 44th largest population...
- Montana's first territorial capital, Bannack, has been preserved as a ghost town state park along once gold-laden Grasshopper Creek. This old town is also said to be haunted by several ghostly spirits. (I smell a future UrbEx post)
- In Whitehall, it is illegal to operate a vehicle with ice-picks attached to the wheels (but hoo buy, does it sound fun...)
- In Montana, the word "ditch” can be used to order a drink. It means "with water." "I'd like a Jack Daniel's ditch, please" means, "I'd like a Jack Daniel's and water." This is not a joke. In fact, all you really have to ask for is a "Jack ditch."
I haven't been to Helena yet, but I want to throw something across the street now. And take a woman fishing. But the 'ditch' part confuses me. Adding water to a drink lessens the alcohol. If you need to make your drink weaker, wouldn't that make you a bitch?
Anyway, I digress.. off to more traveling in Big Sky Country!