Discuss laws that are outrageous, outdated, wasteful, ridiculous and just plain funny here!
Does that mean that Oswald would have been prosecuted under Texan state law ? And that a state could actually make it legal to kill the president ?
The saying 'rule of thumb' comes from a law in Pennsylvania which states a man can not beat his wife with anything bigger around than his thumb, and then not after 6 pm on a Sunday as the neighbors need their rest.
I'm not sure how that would work, but if there WAS a way to make it legal to kill the President, I'm sure Kenneth Starr would have found it by now!
I found a lot of sites looking up "strange laws" on Yahoo!
keep 'em coming!
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).
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!
IN ALABAMA THE DUI LAW DOES NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE WEARING FORMAL ATTIRE.
In Russia, at the beginning of the century a law was passed prohibiting men from beating their wives too much (my italics).
Of course that begs the question, "Who decides how much is too much?"
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!!
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.