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A Few Odd Laws..

Reading .Orgs post about odd laws, in the how often do we break the laws thread, amused me, so I have done a bit of research and found these.. some of them had us in fits of giggles....

Alabama
It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.
Boogers may not be flicked into the wind .
It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.
In Auburn men who deflower virgins, regardless of age or marital status, may face up to five years in jail.
Alaska
It is considered an offence to push a live moose out of a moving airplane.
Arizona
Any misdemeanor committed while wearing a red mask is considered a felony
You may not have more than two dildos in a house.
In Mohave County a decree declares that anyone caught stealing soap must wash himself with it until it is all used up.
Arkansas
The Arkansas River can rise no higher than to the Main Street bridge in Little Rock. (how the heck are you going to stop that happening)
A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month.
California
Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.
It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale
No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.
Colorado
Tags may be ripped off of pillows and mattresses. (Shame you dont live here sheepofblue!)
Connecticut
In New Britain It is illegal for fire trucks to exceed 25mph, even when going to a fire.
Delaware
It is illegal to fly over any body of water, unless one is carrying sufficient supplies of food and drink.
In Rehoboth Beach alcohol may not be served in nightclubs if dancing is occurring on the premises at the same time.
Florida
Unmarried couples may not commit “lewd acts” and live together in the same residence. (but you can live at different addresses and do it???)
If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.
Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal. (OUCH!!!!)
You may not fart in a public place after 6 pm
It is considered an offense to shower naked.
You may not kiss your wife’s breasts .
Georgia
The term “sadomasochistic abuse” is defined so broadly, that it could possibly be applied to a person handcuffing another in a clown suit.
All sex toys are banned .
No one may carry an ice cream cone in their back pocket if it is Sunday.
Hawaii
All residents may be fined as a result of not owning a boat.
Coins are not allowed to be placed in one’s ears.
Idaho
Illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.
In Coeur d Alene.. If a police officer approaches a vehicle and suspects that the occupants are engaging in sex, he must either honk, or flash his lights and wait for three minutes before approaching the car.
Illinois
In Champaign one may not pee in his neighbor’s mouth .
In Chicago Law forbids eating in a place that is on fire.
Indiana
The value of Pi is 3.
It is illegal for a man to be sexually aroused in public.
A man over the age of 18 may be arrested for statutory rape if the passenger in his car is not wearing her socks and shoes, and is under the age of 17.
You can get out of paying for a dependent’s medical care by praying for him/her.
If any person has a puppet show, wire dancing or tumbling act in the state of Indiana and receives money for it, they will be fined $3 under the Act to Prevent Certain Immoral Practices .
Iowa
A man with a moustache may never kiss a woman in public.
One-armed piano players must perform for free.
In Fort Madison the fire department is required to practice fire fighting for fifteen minutes before attending a fire.
In Marshalltown horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants.
In Mount Vernon one must obtain written permission from the City Council before throwing bricks into a highway.
Kansas
Pedestrians crossing the highways at night must wear tail lights.
If two trains meet on the same track, neither shall proceed until the other has passed.
In Lawrence all cars entering the city limits must first sound their horn to warn the horses of their arrival.
No one may wear a bee in their hat.
Kentucky
One may not dye a duckling blue and offer it for sale unless more than six are for sale at once.
In Fort Thomas dogs may not molest cars.
Louisiana
Biting someone with your natural teeth is “simple assault,” while biting someone with your false teeth is “aggravated assault.
It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.
Persons could land in jail for up to ten years for stealing an alligator. (as well as ending up missing parts of your anatomy)
Maine
You may not step out of a plane in flight .
In South Berwick it is illegal to park in front of Dunkin Donuts.
Maryland
In Baltimore it’s illegal to take a lion to the movies.
In Rockville persons may not swear while on the highway (so NO swearing at drivers who cut you up)
Massachusetts
At a wake, mourners may eat no more than three sandwiches.
Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.
An old ordinance declares goatees illegal unless you first pay a special license fee for the privilege of wearing one in public.
Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of their taxi during their shifts. (but it doesn’t say anything about the back seat)
A woman can not be on top in sexual activities.
No gorilla is allowed in the back seat of any car.
Michigan
It is illegal to kill a dog using a decompression chamber.
Couples are banned from making love in an automobile unless the act takes place while the vehicle is parked on the couple’s own property. (and where is the fun in that??)
Minnesota
A person may not cross state lines with a duck atop his head.
All men driving motorcycles must wear shirts.
In Hibbing it shall be the duty of any policeman upon finding any cat running at large, or found in any street, alley or public place, to kill such cat .
Mississippi
It is illegal to teach others what polygamy is.
In Tylertown it is unlawful to shave in the center of main street.
Missouri
It is not illegal to speed. (best we all move there then)
Montana
It is illegal to have a sheep in the cab of your truck without a chaperone.
Seven or more indians are considered a raiding or war party and it is legal to shoot them.
In Excelsior Springs worrying squirrels will not be tolerated.
Nebraska
It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup.
Nevada
It’s still “legal” to hang someone for shooting your dog on your property.
New Hampshire
Any cattle that crosses state roads must be fitted with a device to gather its feces :****: .
On Sundays citizens may not relieve themselves while looking up .
New Jersey
It is illegal to wear a bullet-proof vest while committing a murder.
It is against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.
It is against the law to “frown” at a police officer.
New Mexico
In Carrizozo it’s forbidden for a female to appear unshaven in public.
New York
Women may go topless in public, providing it is not being used as a business but it is illegal for her to be on the street wearing “body hugging clothing.
New Yorkers cannot dissolve a marriage for irreconcilable differences, unless they both agree to it.
North Carolina
Elephants may not be used to plow cotton fields. (but plowing any other kind of field is ok?)
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. (oops)
In Barber fights between cats and dogs are prohibited
In Dunn it is illegal to drive cars through city cemeteries for pleasure.
North Dakota
It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.
Ohio
It is illegal to get a fish drunk.
No one may be arrested on Sunday or on the Fourth of July. (woohoo.. Do what you want days)
In Canton if one loses their pet tiger, they must notify the authorities within one hour.
Oklahoma
It is illegal for the owner of a bar to allow anyone inside to pretend to have sex with a buffalo.
It is illegal to have the hind legs of farm animals in your boots
Cars must be tethered outside of public buildings.
Oregon
Dishes must drip dry. (no drying up)
It is illegal to whisper “dirty” things in your lover’s ear during sex.
In Klamath River it’s illegal to walk down a sidewalk and knock a snakes head off with your cane.
Pennsylvania
Any motorist driving along a country road at night must stop every mile and send up a rocket signal , wait 10 minutes for the road to be cleared of livestock, and continue.
Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass.
Rhode Island
No one may bite off another’s leg.
Riding a horse over any public highway for the purpose of racing, or testing the speed of the horse is illegal.
South Carolina
It is perfectly legal to beat your wife on the court house steps on Sundays.
South Dakota
No horses are allowed into Fountain Inn unless they are wearing pants.
Tennessee
Giving and receiving oral sex is still prohibited by law.
Texas
It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing
A recently passed anticrime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed.
Utah
Birds have the right of way on all highways
No one may have sex in the back of an ambulance if it is responding to an emergency call.
It is illegal to cause a catastrophe.
Vermont
Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.
Virginia
Police radar detectors are illegal .
It is illegal to tickle women
Washington
A law to reduce crime states: “It is mandatory for a motorist with criminal intentions to stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is entering the town.
In Seattle you may not carry a concealed weapon that is over six feet in length.
West Virginia
It is legal for a male to have sex with an animal as long as it does not exceed 40 lbs.
Whistling underwater is prohibited
Wisconsin
Livestock have the right-of-way on public roads.
Wyoming
You may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to April without an official permit. (obviously rabbit porn is illegal!)
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Re: A Few Odd Laws..

Most are false:
Urban Legends Reference Pages: Loony Laws in Arizona

So you didn't do enough research.
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Re: A Few Odd Laws..

Got me laughin
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It is illegal to cause a catastrophe.
Hahaha that ones priceless
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Still amusing!
That list is almost as old as you are.
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I guess some things really do stand the test of time haha
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It is illegal for a woman in Oklahoma to operate a horsless carriage without being precceded by a horse drawn buggy at a distance of 150' displaying a red lantern.
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It is illegal for a woman in Oklahoma to operate a horsless carriage without being precceded by a horse drawn buggy at a distance of 150' displaying a red lantern.
Why only a woman??? does a bloke driving one need aforementioned horse drawn buggy in front displaying the red lantern?????
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Why only a woman??? does a bloke driving one need aforementioned horse drawn buggy in front displaying the red lantern?????
Did I stutter whhen I typed woman? Geez loopy a little reading comprehension is all I ask.

I think this thing finally got pulled from the motor vehiclel code a few years ago but it used to be the funniest thing to read. It had been superseeded and rendered nonesense by superseding laws but they never removed the original from our law books, just kept adding ammendmnets, and superseding sections of it with new ammendments.

Haven't you ever heard of the rule of thumb?

It is OK to beat your wife provided the stick used is no larger round than your thumb.

It's a sexist world loopy, its getting better but during the 1800's and early 1900's wen such laws were written a woman wasn't much more than proprety in the eye's of the law.
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Did I stutter whhen I typed woman? Geez loopy a little reading comprehension is all I ask.

I think this thing finally got pulled from the motor vehiclel code a few years ago but it used to be the funniest thing to read. It had been superseeded and rendered nonesense by superseding laws but they never removed the original from our law books, just kept adding ammendmnets, and superseding sections of it with new ammendments.

Haven't you ever heard of the rule of thumb?

It is OK to beat your wife provided the stick used is no larger round than your thumb.

It's a sexist world loopy, its getting better but during the 1800's and early 1900's wen such laws were written a woman wasn't much more than proprety in the eye's of the law.
I was only joking

There are and have been weird laws in all countries all over the world.. some of them make for hysterical reading....

eg... in the UK a pregnant woman, if taken short, can 'relieve' herself where ever she wants!!!!!!! and that includes asking a copper to take his helmet off and use that as a makeshift loo
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Haven't you ever heard of the rule of thumb?

It is OK to beat your wife provided the stick used is no larger round than your thumb.
Best marry a bloke with skinny thumbs then!!!
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