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South Carolina: Illegal to catch fish with a yoyo
This one is slightly misleading, Peterson said. Though South Carolina Code 50-13-1190 states “it shall be unlawful to use yoyos ... in the freshwaters of this State,” it is not referring to the favorite childhood toy, but rather a “device to which ‘set hooks’ are attached which is activated by spring-like devices.”
The law has since been repealed and reworded, but remains a good example of “how some laws can be misinterpreted and how myths about some laws originate,” Peterson said.