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Why does Glenn love Texas?


Could it have something to do with "noodling"?

For Texans who are fed up with fishing poles, the Legislature has heeded their catfish catches woes. Starting Thursday fisherman will be allowed to "noodle" or wade into the muddy waters of Texas lakes and rivers and pull out catfish with their bare hands.

"No one knows why it was illegal," the bill's author Rep. Gary Elkins, R-Houston, told Texas Monthly.

The goal of noodling, which is legal in 17 other states, is to get a catfish to bite the noodler's hand by sticking it in underwater nooks. Once bitten the fisherman wrestles the catfish out of the water.

Before the law legalizing "noodling" was passed, hand fishing, or "grabbing," was a class C misdemeanor that came with a $500 fine.

So is Glenn secretly a noodler?  Or maybe he enjoys Texas' enviable new 85 mph speed limit?

"The Texas legislature is often a circus of curious legislation. You can go to any session and pull out a few things that are unusual to say the least," Jim Henson, the director of the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin told ABC News.

Click here for a look at some other interesting new laws in the Lone Star State.

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