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Only in America: The bingo ban

A Kentucky teen gets in big trouble for falsely yelling "bingo" in a bingo hall — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A Kentucky teen was charged with disorderly conduct for falsely yelling "bingo" in a bingo hall. District Judge Douglas Grothaus likened 18-year-old Austin Whaley's prank to yelling "fire" in a crowded theater, and ordered the teen not to say the word "bingo" for six months. "People take their bingo very seriously," the judge said.