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bluecat
August 6th, 2001, 03:46 AM
I get stuff like this from time to time in my e-mail:



Be careful, many of these laws are still on the books
1-When visiting Louisiana, remember that it is illegal to gargle in public...you can do just about anything else in public, but NO gargling!

2-And be careful that you do not get caught shaving while driving in Massachusetts or you'll be in real trouble.

3-If you're going to be driving through Utah, be alert because the birds have
the right of way on the state highways.

4-And walking down the streets of Maine with your shoes strings untied is also
illegal.

5-Oh, and in Atlanta, not only is it illegal to tie your giraffe to a
telephone pole but if you get caught dressing a mannequin without shutting the
window shades, you could be in big trouble.

6-When in Nebraska, keep in mind not to spit against wind because not only is
it messy, its also illegal.

7-Eating out in Connecticut became so much more pleasant once the law
requiring restaurateurs to provide separate nose-blowing and non-nose-blowing
sections, went into effect.

8-And if you decide to order cherry pie while eating in Kansas, don't waste
your time asking it to be served with a scoop of ice-cream on top...it against
the law.

9-In California, its against the law to peel an orange in your hotel room....I
guess its ok to peel it in the hallway & then go into your room.

10-If you're planning to do any fishing while visiting Chicago, be sure you
don't do it in your pajamas or you might spend the rest of your vacation in
jail.

11-And if you're going to set a fire under your mule, don't do it in
Ohio..yep, its against the law. Can you believe it?

12-Whistling under water will result in more than getting water in your nose,
it will also get you put in jail if you do it in Vermont.

13-And while you and your beloved spouse are enjoying the Florida sun, don't
throw dishes if you happen to have a little disagreement with each other. If
you break more than 3 a day, you could spend the rest of your vacation eating
off of metal trays in the county jail.

We're not the only ones with the wacky laws. If you're planning a trip out of
the country be aware that.... 14-It is illegal to land a flying saucer in the
vineyards of France.

15-And last but not least, if you take ill while in Iceland, never seek
medical help from anyone who's shingle reads: "Scottulaejnir". You see, ANYONE,
can practice medicine in Iceland as long as they display this sign. Loosely
translated it means, "Quack Doctor"


Please add what you have found to this.

Blue :cool:

Mairwen
August 6th, 2001, 12:12 PM
It's also illegal to fish for whales in Tennessee ... And here where I live, it's illegal to be caught downtown with an icecream cone in your pocket. :rolleyes:

BrightStar
August 6th, 2001, 03:33 PM
Hi all!
We have some odd laws still on the books here.Legislatures seem to dislike abolishing old out of date laws.
When approaching a 4 way intersection,one must get out of the vehicle and fire their pistol twice in the air!
Stealing a chicken is a felony.Under a 3 strikes and you're out law,a 3 time chicken thief could be sentenced to life without parole.
We do allow cockfighting though.
Any alcoholic beverage with over 3.2% alcohol can't be refrigerated and must be sold by a licensed liquor store.No refrigeration allowed in liquor stores.
Peace and Love
BrightStar

silvermoon
August 21st, 2001, 09:32 PM
Thanx Bluecat (esp for the warning :rolleyes:)

These laws are hilarous 8O 8O 8O. Who thinks up these laws??????:confused: Aren't most of these laws just stupid and irrelevent ????????:confused:

I'm stupid laws are on the books in Australia BUT I can't be bothered sifting through the boring, dull and legitimate laws to get to the silly ones ........... I'm sure I can use my time more productively.............

BB

silvermoon

bluecat
August 21st, 2001, 09:53 PM
Originally posted by silvermoon
Thanx Bluecat (esp for the warning :rolleyes:)

These laws are hilarous 8O 8O 8O. Who thinks up these laws??????:confused: Aren't most of these laws just stupid and irrelevent ????????:confused:

I'm stupid laws are on the books in Australia BUT I can't be bothered sifting through the boring, dull and legitimate laws to get to the silly ones ........... I'm sure I can use my time more productively.............

BB

silvermoon

You are welcome. Heh, I don't spend any of my time looking these up, they seem to come from other sources. As far as using your time in a productive manner, you would certainly do so if you weren't taking the time as these folks did to create such laws. Oh, well, people are still people.

Blue

bloodstone20
August 21st, 2001, 10:09 PM
In miami men can't wear strapless gowns in public.
In montana wives can't open they're husbands mail
In Virgina it illegal to take a bath without a doctors permission.
In NJ, its illegal to fish on a horse; and to shoot open a can of beans with a rifle.

Thats all i can think of off hand.

Earth Walker
August 21st, 2001, 10:21 PM
National: You may not pay for a fifty-cent item with only pennies.

Citizens may not publicly remove bandages.

British Columbia

It is illegal to shoot or kill a sasquatch

Alberta

Wooden logs may not be painted.

New Brunswick

Driving on the roads is not allowed.

Nova Scotia

When raining, a person may not water her/his lawn.

Quebec

Margarine producers can't make their margarine yellow.

City laws; Etobicoke: No more that 3.5" of water allowed in
a bathtub.

Guelph: The city is classified as a no-pee zone.

Toronto: You can't drag a dead horse down Yonge St.
on a Sunday.

ladyrowan
August 22nd, 2001, 06:56 AM
Heard that in Texas it's illegal for a woman to own more than 5 vibrators!

(posted this elsewhere, but thought you might need to know!!!)

8O 8O 8O

BB

SpikesPet5150
August 22nd, 2001, 03:00 PM
Here in Colorado it's illegal to drive a car without someone running ahead of you, carrying a lantern. :) I've always wanted to do this, and then when I get stopped by the cops, let them have a good laugh too, cause there's nothin' they can do about it.
~Bree
:elf:

Earth Walker
August 22nd, 2001, 05:53 PM
Originally posted by ladyrowan
Heard that in Texas it's illegal for a woman to own more than 5 vibrators!

(posted this elsewhere, but thought you might need to know!!!)

8O 8O 8O

BB

8O 8O 8O

clef0628
August 22nd, 2001, 06:50 PM
Cannot pumb your our gas in NJ! That's right, no self-serve gas in NJ. We have to be the only state with out it;)

SpikesPet5150
August 22nd, 2001, 08:59 PM
Actually, Oregon is like that too... no self-serve gas stations! :)
~Bree

SimplyStrange
August 22nd, 2001, 11:09 PM
I can't remember where I learned this, but I recently heard that it is legal for doctors to prescribe marijuana for medicinal purposes, but it is illegal for them to give it to the patient...

So what's the point?

Tigerwallah
August 22nd, 2001, 11:26 PM
Not only is it illegal to have sex with the lights on, one may not have sex in any position other than missionary.
It is illegal to sell peanut brittle on Sundays. (Repealed)
You cannot sell lettuce on Sunday, but you can sell beer, wine etc. (Repealed)
There is a state law prohibiting "corrupt practices of bribery by any person other than candidates."
You may not work on Sunday. (Repealed)
It is illegal to spit on sidewalk.
If one is not married, it is illegal for him to have sexual relations.
You may not have oral or anal sex.
Driving while not wearing shoes is prohibited. (Repealed)
Police radar detectors are illegal.
Citizens must honk their horn while passing other cars.
Children are not to go trick-or-treating on Halloween.
It is illegal to tickle women.
You cannot buy hardware of any kind on Sunday. (Passed in 1975, repealed in 1977)

Myst
August 22nd, 2001, 11:32 PM
Originally posted by SimplyStrange
I can't remember where I learned this, but I recently heard that it is legal for doctors to prescribe marijuana for medicinal purposes, but it is illegal for them to give it to the patient...

So what's the point?

Actually on this one I'm under the impression that people are supposed to get their marijuana from the government and/or a government-approved source (ie. like the doctor giving you a prescription for antibiotics except you go to the government instead of your pharmacy to pick them up).

silvermoon
August 22nd, 2001, 11:32 PM
:D :) ;) :cool:

These laws are getting more and more hilarous due to their stupidity 8O 8O 8O

What kind of mind comes up with these laws :confused: :eek: ???

silvermoon

Tigerwallah
August 22nd, 2001, 11:54 PM
The collective mind of Government. :smash:

silvermoon
August 23rd, 2001, 12:05 AM
:D :D :D 8O 8O :D :D :D

Classic, Tigerwallah

Sage Witch
August 25th, 2001, 05:47 PM
Not sure what state, seem to think it was Utah:
It is illegal to have sex in a moving ambulance

Maryland(very recently repealed)
any house of 6 or more women is considered a brothel. That's why all of the colleges down there don't have sorrority houses.

Earth Walker
August 25th, 2001, 06:25 PM
It is illegal to enter a Canadian aircraft while it is in flight.

Jump from an airplane without a parachute in Canada and
you're in major trouble -- from the police, and you face
federal prosecution.

Texas State Representative Jim Kaster introduced a bill requiring
anyone wanting to commit a crime to tell the future victim at
least twenty-four hours in advance -- and to notify them of the
right to use deadly force.

In 1980, the Wyoming legislature banned the photographing of
rabbits from January through April without written permission.

A bill was introduced in Oklahoma requiring men to get advance,
WRITTEN permission from any female with whom they have sex.
In addition, men would be required to tell women they could get
pregnant and that pregnancy could be hazardous to health --
introduced by Oklahoma State Representative Cleta Deatherage.
In a politically correct touch, she added a requirement that if a
female could not read the written warnings, she must be read
them in her native language.

A Great Britian law makes it illegal for trucks to drive under
bridges that are too low for them to drive under.

gunner
September 2nd, 2001, 01:50 AM
"Jump from an airplane without a parachute in Canada and
you're in major trouble -- from the police, and you face
federal prosecution."

???

"then suddenly he hit the ground
he made an awful splat!
the crunchies heard the impact
and they wondered 'what was that?'
his boots went through his tunic,
they went right up through his hat.
and he ain't gonna jump no more.

(chorus)
gory gory, what a hell of a way to die.
gory gory, what a hell of a way to die,
gory gory, what a hell of a way to die
he ain't gonna jump no more!"

approximately to the tune of "the battle hymn of the republic"
courtesty of the u.s.army airborne

EasternPriest
September 2nd, 2001, 02:05 AM
lol gunner

Dellit Tandannon
September 2nd, 2001, 05:29 PM
Originally posted by SpikesPet5150
Actually, Oregon is like that too... no self-serve gas stations! :)
~Bree

and washington

Elistariel
August 16th, 2002, 11:15 PM
The true scary thing is the reasoning behind those laws. I've come up with 2 explanations.
1.) The government was extremely bored the day the created the law(s)
2.) even scarier, is that someone had to do something to make the law a law. I can just see a group of teens sneaking off in the night to tie a giraffe to a phone pole.

Elistariel
August 16th, 2002, 11:19 PM
STATE LAWS:
Persons in possession of illegal substances must pay taxes on them. However, paying taxes on these items does not make them legal.

A three dollar tax must be paid on all white goods sold.

Organizations may not hold their meetings while the members present are in costume.

Bingo games may not last over 5 hours unless it is held at a fair.

Serving alcohol at a bingo game is not allowed.

No one may be a professional fortune-teller, and if one wishes to pursue the practice as an amateur, it must be practiced in a school or church.

It's against the law to sing off key.

Elephants may not be used to plow cotton fields.

While having sex, you must stay in the missionary position and have the shades pulled.

If a man and a woman who aren't married go to a hotel/motel and register themselves as married then, according to state law, they are legally married. *so much for Vegas :P*

All couples staying overnight in a hotel must have a room with double beds that are at least two feet apart. Making love in the space between the beds is strictly forbidden.

It is illegal to have sex in a churchyard.

Oral sex is considered a crime against nature.

A marriage can be declared void if either of the two persons is physically impotent.

The mere possession of a lottery ticket is illegal in North Carolina and may result in a $2,000 fine.

Elistariel
August 16th, 2002, 11:21 PM
this is the last one on NC

Barber
Fights between cats and dogs are prohibited.

Chapel Hill
It is a misdemeanor to urinate or defecate publicly.

Charlotte
Women must have their bodies covered by at least 16 yards of cloth at all times.

Dunn
It is illegal to drive cars through city cemeteries for pleasure.

No one may visit their departed loved ones late at night.

Cars may not be driven on sidewalks.

It is illegal to throw rocks at a city street.

No person shall spit on a city street.

Elon College
There is to be no rollerblading during daylight hours, on the roads, or on the bricks. All the sidewalks at this college are made of brick.

Forest City
You must stop and call City Hall before entering town in an automobile. This is so the townspeople will have time to go out and hold their horses until you get through town.

Greensboro (my home)
Restaurants "with on sidewalk dining" must post their menu so that it is clearly readable from the sidewalk, but is not readable from the street.

Kill Devil Hills
You may not ride a bicycle without having both your hands on the handle bars.

Rocky Mount
It is required that you must pay a property tax on your dog.

Southern Shores
It is against the law to rollerblade on a state highway.

Djiril
August 17th, 2002, 02:18 AM
I heard that until recently in Maryland, trial by combat was still legal. It was outlawed when an insurance company was given the chioce of dropping their case or choosing a champion to fight to the death.

gunner
August 17th, 2002, 05:46 AM
"I heard that until recently in Maryland, trial by combat was still legal. It was outlawed when an insurance company was given the chioce of dropping their case or choosing a champion to fight to the death."

i heard the same basic story as happening in england some years ago when a party to a lawsuit showed up in full armour to claim his right to trial by combat.
"gunner"

gunner
August 17th, 2002, 05:49 AM
"It is against the law to rollerblade on a state highway."

and "you can't rollerskate in a buffalo herd".
(title of a country-western song.)
"gunner"

materra
August 17th, 2002, 11:15 AM
In Wisconsin it is illegal to serve apple pie without a piece of cheese with it... :D