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Discuss laws that are outrageous, outdated, wasteful, ridiculous and just plain funny here!

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Rik Shepherd. - 04:59pm Aug 13, 1999 PST(#65 of 166)
Never hire a ferret to do a weasel's job

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 ?

Shelly Dee - 08:03am Aug 14, 1999 PST(#66 of 166)
Your value has nothing to do with your valuables.

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.

~LAYLA~ - 05:45pm Aug 19, 1999 PST(#67 of 166)
"Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality" "Still round the corner there may wait a new road or secret gate"


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!

Eclipse - 09:19am 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).


Oksana - 09:58pm 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 - 04:44am Sep 23, 1999 PST(#70 of 166)


Hugh Drummond - 08:33am 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).


Rob Lewis - 08:32pm Sep 28, 1999 PST(#72 of 166)


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

B. Scott - 08:55pm 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 - 02:50am 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.


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