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Discuss laws that are outrageous, outdated, wasteful, ridiculous and just plain funny here!

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Baked Beans - 06:08am Apr 17, 1999 PST(#3 of 166)
Nothing is so hard to do gracefully as getting off your high horse.

...or spit on the sidewalk in Salem, Massachusetts.

Diana Light - 11:00am Apr 17, 1999 PST(#4 of 166)

I know for that in Vancouver, BC, it is illegal to tie your horse on Main Street. It is also illegal for more than 4 women to reside together in the same residence, at the risk of it being labelled a brothel.

I remember reading someplace that it is illegal for a woman to buy a hat without her husband's permission.

Talk about out-dated laws!

Goodwin - 03:34pm Apr 17, 1999 PST(#5 of 166)
It's a kind of magic

LOL, what strange laws! They rise some questions to my mind:

1) How can one tell when the fish is drunk?

2)Can one shoot a rabbit from the front or side window of a moving street car?

3)Can one shoot a rabbit from the back window of a street car if the vehicle isn't moving?

4) Can one be expected to find a rabbit in the streets of S. Francisco?

5)Is there a beauty contest for horses in Washington?

6) Why would any texan want to carry an ice-cream cone in the pocket and why, oh why, should it be prohibited?

Darlene Campbell - 04:08pm Apr 17, 1999 PST(#6 of 166)

This is such a nice change from the tight ends on some other discussions. It's legal to whip a women once a month in Texas but only once a month, not that I agree with whipping women but who would ever think up a law like this.

P Marlowe - 01:10pm Apr 18, 1999 PST(#7 of 166)
Glenview 7537 - Hollywood

As far as I remember, Darlene, you can still be hanged in Texas for stealing another man's horse. Don't think the laws been changed, but don't think it's enforced either.

Marilyn Dickey - 07:28pm Apr 18, 1999 PST(#8 of 166)
This Too Shall Pass

Goodwin,Thanks for the light hearted humor. Darlene You are so right this is a nice change.

Goodwin - 07:50am Apr 19, 1999 PST(#9 of 166)
It's a kind of magic

Marylin: anytime! :-)

Darlene: What if she is carrying an ice-cream cone in her pocket? Is she whipped more than once ?

Rich Barr - 01:43pm Apr 19, 1999 PST(#10 of 166)

I don't remember the name now, but there is a town around Lansing, Michigan which is required to maintain public horse troughs by its city charter. A few years ago the residents of this town voted on a measure to eliminate this provision. The measure failed--the town is STILL required to maintain public horse troughs.

athena - 03:00pm Apr 19, 1999 PST(#11 of 166)

think i heard that in Kansas that there is only one position to have sex that is legal. Every other way is illegal, Clinton had better stay outta Kansas.

Jennifer Lopez - 03:39pm Apr 19, 1999 PST(#12 of 166)

It is illegal to sneeze on the streets of Pittsburgh. You might startle a horse. In Massachusetts, the Stubborn Child Law was passed in 1646. It called for the death of disobedient children, provided their parents' were not at fault. Public whipping was usually substituted. This law was not repealed until 1973.

Darlene Campbell - 04:36pm Apr 19, 1999 PST(#13 of 166)

I'm not really sure about the whipping thing. There is a website on all these stupid laws. I just can't remember it right now. I know here where I live in Canada we have a by-law that says you have to have your laundry in off your line by 6 pm some urban areas outside of Toronto you can't have an outside clothesline. So I guess you have to air your dirty laundry elsewhere.

Madonna Child - 01:55pm Apr 20, 1999 PST(#14 of 166)

In Chicago, it is against the law to smoke on the platform for the train. The platforms are mostly located OUTSIDE, only the subway portions are compltely enclosed in some places.

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