When you've broken 25 of the USA's most absurd laws, what do you do next? If you're Rich Smith, you return to the scene of the crime, and then: attend the National Hobo Convention in Britt, Iowa, which includes such treats as the Hobo bake sale, a giant parade, a pie and ice-cream social and the 'cheerleader omelette breakfast'. Watch the convicts compete in The Prison Rodeo at Louisiana State Penitentiary. Browse for treasures at the World's Longest Yardsale, held each August along 630 miles of Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky Expose yourself at the Amtrak Mooning in Orange County, California.This year sees the 28th annual mooning of Amtrak. After 8pm, night mooning starts. Mooners are advised to: 'bring a torch with plenty of batteries...Night mooning is better because it is less crowded, cooler temperature, and more authentic'. Compete in the Redneck Games, in Buckeye Park, Georgia, where eager participants engage in such high-brow events as the mudpit belly flop, the armpit serenade, and bobbing for pig's feet.
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(215mm x 134mm x 23mm)
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Author Biography - Rich Smith
Rich Smith lives in Portreath on the north Cornish coast where he is currently studying for a degree in journalism. His ambition is to become a primary school teacher, and continue travelling, as long as US law enforcement never catches up with him.