Last updated at 14:16 BST, Thursday, 17 May 2012

Texting and walking made illegal

A man walking and texting at the same time

Will this man fall down a hole or meet a bear?

Neil and Rosie discuss a new law in a town in the United States which has made texting and walking at the same time illegal. Hear some of the dangerous things that have happened to people as they, and their attention, has wandered.

This week's question: there are strange but true laws which exist in the UK. Which one of these three is NOT a real law?

a) It's illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament wearing a suit of armour.

b) A pregnant woman can go to the toilet anywhere she wants.

c) It's illegal to speak French in front of a dog.

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.

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Texting and walking

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Vocabulary

sidewalk

American word for pavement

jaywalking

American word for walking along a road

lumbering

walking in a slow and heavy way

residential area

a part of a town or city where people live

plunged

fell

sinkhole

a large hole in the ground which a river flows into

water fountain

a monument in which water is squirted into the air for decoration

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