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Strange Laws
 
Laws against feminine wiles? It's illegal to drive more than two thousand sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time?

Discuss laws that are outrageous, outdated, wasteful, ridiculous and just plain funny here!



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Eclipse - 10:19am Aug 22, 1999 PST(#68 of 166)
The hasty stroke goes oft astray-J.R.R.Tolkien

I -have- read all of these posts, but I can't remember all of them, so if I am repeating please excuse it.

Bull throwing is illegal in Washington D.C.

In Natoma, Kansas, its illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits.

Its against the law to whistle underwater in Vermont.

In California, its illegal to hunt whales from your car.

Also in California it's illegal to use your dirty underwear as a dirt rag.

In St. Louis, Missouri, its illegal to drink beer from a bucket while sitting on a curb.

A law in Hartford, Connecticut prohibits the teaching of dogs.

Arkansas law prohibits teachers with "bobbed" hairdos from getting a raise.

Its illegal to ride a camel on Nevada Highways.

In Logan County, Colorado, It is illegal to kiss a sleeping woman.

In Barber, North Carolina, its illegal for a cat to fight a dog (or vice versa).

Interesting---


Oksana - 10:58pm Aug 30, 1999 PST(#69 of 166)
A 'clue' originally meant a ball of thread. That's why one is said to 'unravel' the clues of a mystery!

These are so funny! I get the idea that people just sit around thinking, "What law should I come up with next!" If anybody could send me the website of somecrazy laws, that would be great!


VICTORIA WRIGHT - 05:44am Sep 23, 1999 PST(#70 of 166)

IN ALABAMA THE DUI LAW DOES NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE WEARING FORMAL ATTIRE.


Hugh Drummond - 09:33am Sep 28, 1999 PST(#71 of 166)
" I have a criminal mind... I see bad in everyone," (Mr. J.G. Reeder)

In Russia, at the beginning of the century a law was passed prohibiting men from beating their wives too much (my italics).

HUD


Rob Lewis - 09:32pm Sep 28, 1999 PST(#72 of 166)
ICQ#31475045

Hugh,

Of course that begs the question, "Who decides how much is too much?"


B. Scott - 09:55pm Oct 2, 1999 PST(#73 of 166)

It is illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole in Atlanta. Gargling in public in Louisiana. In Gary, Indiana it is illegal to enter a theatre within four hours of eating garlic. (that I agree with) Fishing in your pajamas in chicago. ....back to Indiana... It is illegal to SHOOT OPEN A CAN OF FOOD in Indiana. and my favorite....Florida... breaking more than 3 dishes per day is in fact a crime!!


Hugh Drummond - 03:50am Oct 5, 1999 PST(#74 of 166)
" I have a criminal mind... I see bad in everyone," (Mr. J.G. Reeder)

I should hope so too! It's probably designed to punish bad domestic servants. Sydney Horler felt that bad domestic servants ought to be sent for six months' hard labour in cotton mills.

HUD


Just Jen - 01:51pm Oct 10, 1999 PST(#75 of 166)

It's illegal to ride your bicycle into a swimming pool in Huntington Beach, CA.

It's illegal for frogs to crok after midnight in Memphis, TN.

I think it's still illegal in CA to drive in your bathrobe.

In Oxford, MS (Hotty Toddy!) it's illegal to drive around the town square more than 100 times in successsion.

In Utah, a husband is responsible for all crimes committed by his wife while in his presence.

And my favorite....In Montana, it's illegal to have a sheep in the cab of your truck without a chaperone.


Dave N. Batchelder - 03:50pm Oct 10, 1999 PST(#76 of 166)
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Darn! Nick will have to find a chaperone to take his sheep through Montana...


Dave N. Batchelder - 04:00pm Oct 10, 1999 PST(#77 of 166)
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A few of my own...

You are breaking a law if you offer a cigar to a dog while in Zion, Illinois. There was a huge problem with smoking, I was told.

Don't even think about throwing a knife at a man in a striped suit in Natoma, Kansas. Okay. So people can murder a polka dotted guy, but not a striped guy? Wear stripes, people!

It's against the law to whistle underwater in Vermont. True... but I live across the way in New Hampshire, and I still can't do it.

Logan County, California has a law prohibiting kissing a sleeping woman. So, there's another version of Sleeping Beauty for the lawmakers of Logan County?

My favorite... While in California, do not, under penalty of law, use your dirty underwear as a dirt rag. Oh, man!


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