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Discuss laws that are outrageous, outdated, wasteful, ridiculous and just plain funny here!

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S. Marsh - 10:57am Feb 24, 2000 PST(#88 of 166)

In is a hanging offense to steal anothers horse

In is illegal to take a bath more than once a month in the winter and more than once every three weeks in the summer. It is also illegal for anyone to take a bath on Saturday and Sundy.

This isnt a law, but more of a police joke...In Knoxville TN, you can be pulled over for having anything relating to the University of Florida displayed in your vehicle

Sadie Nix - 03:55pm Mar 14, 2000 PST(#89 of 166)

My friend and I were reading in this book about funny laws and such, that it is illegal for the post master of a post office to shoot ducks in season or not!

Lisa Robinson - 06:27pm Mar 26, 2000 PST(#90 of 166)
Better for people to think you are stupid, than open your mouth and prove it!

In Wilmington,NC it is against the law to walk backward down the street with one foot in the gutter and the other on the side walk while whistling! There is also a law allowing a husband to beet his wife on the steps of city hall once a month. In West Reading,PA the law is that no more that three unrelated people can live in one house. This one as of 2000 is inforced if you are not white,middle class and friends with the county commish.

Lisa Robinson - 06:31pm Mar 26, 2000 PST(#91 of 166)
Better for people to think you are stupid, than open your mouth and prove it!

In Leland, NC you cannot be prosecuted for beating your dog, cat etc. Animals are considered property and you can beat them but, if someone else hits your animal they can be put in jail. Let Green peace catch wind of this!

charlie bee - 09:26am Apr 3, 2000 PST(#92 of 166)
life is for living

in the UK, even though the death sentence has been banned for every other crime, you could still be hung for commiting treason.

davina campbell - 11:50am Apr 11, 2000 PST(#93 of 166)

In Alabama it's illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle. I wonder why they had to put that one on the books?

stikeforce - 09:29am Apr 13, 2000 PST(#94 of 166)
"It's a cult... they worship blue oysters"... MST3K 'The Final Sacrifice'

Davina; Probably because some fool did it once. Altho, why a law, you would think some other law would cover that situation. I did see a magician (or maybe psychic) drive around with a blindfold on some tv show a while back.It wasn't in Alabama tho. I think it was in Las Vegas. he did drive good, a lot better than some people!

Mister E. - 11:00pm May 19, 2000 PST(#95 of 166)
"Ye do always resist the Holy Ghost."

I believe it is illegal in Boston, Massachusetts for a woman to wear red lipstick, especially on Boston Commons.

And I think it is still a hanging offence, or at least punishable by death to commit treason in America. hmmm.... I'd watch out if I were Linda Trip.

P Marlowe - 12:50am Jul 4, 2000 PST(#96 of 166)
Glenview 7537 - Hollywood

In Mesquite, Texas it is illegal to have an unusual haircut.

Eclipse - 11:30am Jul 12, 2000 PST(#97 of 166)
The hasty stroke goes oft astray-J.R.R.Tolkien

Who decides what's 'unusual'?

Tim Sismey - 05:36am Jul 24, 2000 PST(#98 of 166)

Pregnant women are entitled to urinate in Policemen's helmets in Britain.

And there is apparently a day when it is legal for a Welshman to kill an Englishman, as long as he uses a longbow and is standing a certain distance away.

lilM - 03:55pm Jul 24, 2000 PST(#99 of 166)

If only I had know that last time I was in London!! (The part about uriniating, not about killing Englishman!)

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