Wonderful America.

by Karthi

Golden Gate Bridge. San Francisco

The trip to America was fun, but reading Bill Bryson’s book ‘Made in America’ was even more funnier.

Check this incident from the chapter ‘ Sex and Other Distractions’ (This is from early 18th Century)

Equally unlucky was George Spencer of New Haven, Connecticut. When a one-eyed pig was born in the town, the magistrates cast around for an explanation and lighted on the hapless Spencer, who also had but one eye. Questioned as to the possibility of bestiality, the frightened Spencer confessed, but then recanted. Under Connecticut law to convict Spencer of bestiality required the testimony of two witnesses. So keen were the magistrates to hang him that they admitted the pig as one witness and his retracted confessions as another.