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Needham Massachussets? 29 Funky Things

Needham Massachussets?  29 Funky Things

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Have you been to the State of Massachusetts?

There are lots of crazy things that go on in Massachusetts as you will read from some historical facts here.

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We were able to spend a month while traveling full time with our kids in Needham Massachusetts where my sister and her family live.

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This small town it’s very beautiful and contains many historic neighborhoods and lots of beautiful gardens it is also surrounded by many prestigious universities and schools in the state of Massachusetts


Being so close to Boston many of the adventures we enjoyed there were found in the Boston area, however there were great farmers markets and gardens found in Needham to enjoy and relax on our downtime

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Needham is 10 miles southwest of Boston 29 miles east of work Chester and 208 miles from New York City the total area of this town is almost 13 miles.

Needham is part of the Boston Metropolitan statistical area and about 29,000 people live here

Needham is the home to the Franklin W Olin College of engineering

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You will find Wellesley College on the northwest of Needham importers Newton Massachusetts and West Roxbury section of Boston on the northeast and Dover, Westwood and Dedhan on the south.

Needham is elevated at sea level but is full of hills.

Needham is primarily a suburban District of Boston however there are some areas developed by the industry such as the Coca-Cola plant need them has been the home to the Coca-Cola bottling plant since 1986 Trader Joe’s also operates a packing plant in Needham Needham has also begun to attract high technology and Internet firms to its town.


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There are regular small town things to do in this town like bowling and mini golf there is also Sunset River cruises wine tasting and winery tours indoor playgrounds for children museums and golf.


1.  Basketball was actually invented in 1891 in the state of Massachusetts

2.  It is illegal to make Clam Chowder with tomatoes in Massachusetts

3.  Volleyball was invented in 1895 in the state of Massachusetts

4.  Massachusetts has a state Polka that is unique only to them

5.  The official state dessert of Massachusetts is Boston cream pie

6.  The first subway system in the United States was actually build in Boston not New York City

7.  The first computer that operated in real time was enacted in the state of Massachusetts

8.  There is a state law that forbids snoring unless all of your doors and windows are locked

9.  The fig Newton was named after Newton Massachusetts

10.  Boston Common was the first public park in the United States of America

11. In Massachusetts goatees are illegal unless you pay a special license fee to wear one in public

12.  The first Dunkin’ Donuts ever was opened in the state of Massachusetts

13.  The Boston terrier is the official state dog in the state of Massachusetts

More Funky Facts…

14.  It’s illegal to give beer to hospital patients

15.  Candy may not contain more than 1% alcohol

16.  In 1659 Christmas was outlawed

17.  A Massachusetts court ruled that a sandwich must have two slices of bread and that legally barred tacos, burritos, and quesadillas from being called sandwiches

18.  Water pistol dueling is illegal

19.  Shooting ranges may not set up targets that look like human beings

20.  At a wake mourners may not eat more than three sandwiches

21.  Traffic drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of their taxi during their shifts

22.  All men must carry a rifle to church on Sunday

23.  Hunting on Sunday is prohibited

24.  It is illegal to go to bed without having a full bath first

25.  Tattooing and body piercing is illegal

26.  Bullets may not be used as currency

27.  Alcoholic drink specials are illegal

28.  Public boxing matches are outlawed

29.  And many many more….

Needham Mass was an interesting place to visit and we loved the time with my sister and her family 🙂  As I said learned alot about all the crazy laws and rules that have come and gone in this State.

Till Our next Adventure …


12 comments on “Needham Massachussets? 29 Funky Things

  1. What funny and interesting funky facts about Massachusetts. Can’t believe it’s illegal to snore without your doors and windows being locked shut. We wouldn’t last long there! Haha! Thanks for sharing Rachel! 🙂

  2. Brian and Felecia, yeah crazy laws and info right? Needham is a nice place to visit, but not close enough to the beach for me 🙂 Thanks for stopping by

  3. Wow, never been to Massachusetts. Since it is illegal to snore there, I don’t think I should go there. My husband use to say that my snoring could wake up the dead. LOL. 🙂

    • Maria, Yea so true many funky things have been written in the state of Massachusetts… Still a pretty cool place to visit and loads of History

  4. I enjoyed this! Those are some great facts and funny! I have never been to Massachusettes but now I know not to make clam chowder with tomatoes or to not take a bath before bed haha great just loved this.

    • ha ha I enjoyed writing this post as well lots of funky things going on in the state of Massachusetts not sure they’re all still in effect to this day but it sure was interesting looking into the history

  5. I would to go to Massachusets, especially Boston. Great information. Sounds like so much fun.

    • Luanne is was a great place to visit, very beautiful and full of history, culture and many universities. Hope you get to this place soon for a getaway or quick vacation.

  6. A fun post! Some of your funky facts are really funny and made me laugh~!

  7. Love the crazy laws! I would probably be in jail. Lol. Sounds like a nice/strict place to visit. I think it is awesome how y’all can travel like that with y’all kids! Life of freedom! Thanks for sharing Rachel!

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