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Discuss laws that are outrageous, outdated, wasteful, ridiculous and just plain funny here!

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Rob Lewis - 03:22pm May 8, 1999 PST(#38 of 166)


Someone better alert Dennis Rodman to that.

Bogie - 04:34pm May 8, 1999 PST(#39 of 166)

Dennis better not ever go to Carmel, NY, either, where a man can't go outside while wearing a jacket and pants that do not match.

Sometimes I love America.

Rob Lewis - 11:37pm May 10, 1999 PST(#40 of 166)

That' ought to be illegal.

R.H. - 11:50pm May 11, 1999 PST(#41 of 166)

It is said that Burlington, Wi. had a law as late as the 1970's (some say it may still be on the books) that Negros could not stay in the city overnight. Up to the 1960's, nearby Lake Geneva, Wi. banned Jews from even entering the town.

Tennessee - 12:43pm May 14, 1999 PST(#42 of 166)

Here's one from Texas: It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing.

chaos1090 - 10:45pm May 16, 1999 PST(#43 of 166)

if you think those ones are bad, here in Pocatello, Idaho, although no one ever obeys the law, it's illegal to be seen on the streets of Pocatello NOT smiling......

dewey - 10:25pm May 17, 1999 PST(#44 of 166)

in cali it's illegal to have a mamale hanging 3 feet out of a truck bed cuz some weird freak did it once

kffacrd - 10:15am May 19, 1999 PST(#45 of 166)

In Huntington, New York, you cannot drive a motor car on the main streets, In Minnisota you can`t spit in public.

Niamh McInnes - 04:02am May 25, 1999 PST(#46 of 166)

I don't know if this is still a law but up untilrecently in England it was illegal NOT to practise archery on a Sunday

-Susan C - 02:17pm May 27, 1999 PST(#47 of 166)

MORE MORE MORE I love these

Phillip Steuben - 03:52pm May 28, 1999 PST(#48 of 166)

Here's one of my favorites: It is a violation of local law for any pilot or passenger to carry an ice cream cone in their pocket while either flying or waiting to board a plane. - Lowes Crossroads, Delaware

Hugh Drummond - 08:00am Jun 15, 1999 PST(#49 of 166)
" I have a criminal mind... I see bad in everyone," (Mr. J.G. Reeder)

It's perfectly legal here in Chester to do to death a Welshman inside the City Walls, so long as you do it with a crossbow after eight PM (Curfew. Or it was, long ago).

Up in Scotland, in Jedburgh, they used to practise something called 'Jedhart Justice'. In simple language, this penal code meant that you hanged a man, then put him on trial. Not surprisingly, very few people were aquitted.


caza - 08:26am Jun 17, 1999 PST(#50 of 166)

It is illegal to swim on dry land in some states

Hugh Drummond - 07:51am Jun 18, 1999 PST(#51 of 166)
" I have a criminal mind... I see bad in everyone," (Mr. J.G. Reeder)

That's not silly. They used to teach swimming on dry land. It was called 'Land Drill'.


Rob Lewis - 05:11pm Jun 18, 1999 PST(#52 of 166)

But why is it illegal?

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