Check off one other hypothetically-funny question that we've been dying to know the answer to:
If our forefathers, the founders of this country, were alive today, they would've been too hampered by regulation to dump tea into Boston Harbor.
Case in point:
A Cedar Rapids group will do a symbolic tea dumping into the Cedar River on Saturday because state officials won’t let them use the real thing.
Tea, although natural and quite tasty, is considered a pollutant that can’t go into a body of water without a permit, said Mike Wade, a senior environmental specialist at the DNR’s Manchester field office.
“Discoloration is considered a violation,” Wade said.