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11-25-2003, 12:20 PM
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It's a good thing I don't live in Kentucky...it would through off my entire bathing schedule.

Crazy_dog no.3
11-25-2003, 03:04 PM

11-25-2003, 10:32 PM
What the???
Well, thats really messed up... but at the same time really funny. :)

11-26-2003, 06:44 AM

God Bless America

11-26-2003, 03:15 PM
Hehe, gotta love the American legal system. :bdroid1:


Sherack Nhar
11-26-2003, 07:08 PM
This reminds me of DumbLaws (http://www.dumblaws.com).

Sam Fisher
11-27-2003, 12:30 AM
That has got to be the funnist(and dumbest) laws ever seen :)

Orca Wail
12-01-2003, 12:50 PM
Not so bad...

I know somewhere else in Kentucky its illegal to name a cat "Pussy"

*gets looked at* WHAT!?!

12-01-2003, 01:01 PM
i don't know how accurate these are, but some of them are quite funny. :D


It is illegal to mispronounce Arkansas while in Arkansas


Community leaders passed an ordinance that makes it illegal for anyone to try and stop a child from playfully jumping over puddles of water.
It is illegal to eat an orange in your bath tub


It is illegal for a woman wearing a red dress to be out on the streets after 7 PM.


You can be stopped by the police for biking over 65 miles per hour.
You are not allowed to walk across a street on your hands.
A pickle is not officially a pickle unless it bounces


Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can the salon owner.
A special law prohibits unmarried women from parachuting on Sunday or she shall risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.
If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
(SARASOTA) It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit.
Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.


In Hawaii you will be fined if you do not own a boat.


It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animal kept as pets.


Bathing is prohibited during the winter.
Citizens are not allowed to attend a cinema or theatre nor ride in a public streetcar within at least four hours after eating garlic.


Kisses may last for as much as, but no more than, five minutes.


It is illegal to put ice cream on cherry pie in Kansas.
In Wichita, at the intersection of Douglas and Broadway, all motorists are required to stop at the intersection, exit their vehicles, and fire three shotgun rounds, before continuing on their way.


By law, anyone who has been drinking is "sober" until he or she "cannot hold onto the ground".
It is illegal to transport an ice cream cone in your pocket.


It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.
Biting someone with your natural teeth is "simple assault", while biting someone with your false teeth is "aggravated assault".


You cannot swear while inside the city limits of Baltimore.
You cannot throw a bail of hay out of a second story window in Annapolis.


Mourners at a wake may not eat more than three sandwiches.
Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.
An old ordinance declares goatees illegal unless you first pay a special license fee for the privilege of wearing one in public.


It is illegal to give or receive oral sex


A parent can be arrested if his child cannot hold back a burp during a church service.

New Jersey:

In Newark it is illegal to buy ice cream after 6:00 p.m.
It's also illegal in this state to throw a bad pickle on the street.

New Mexico:

Females are strictly forbidden to appear unshaven in public.

New York:

A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. This old law specifically prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking "at a woman in that way." A second conviction for a crime of this magnitude calls for the violating male to be forced to wear a "pair of horse-blinders" wherever and whenever he goes outside for a stroll.

North Dakota:

Beer & pretzels can't be served at the same time in any bar or restaurant.


Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.


Violators can be fined, arrested or jailed for making ugly faces at a dog.
Females are forbidden from doing their own hair without being licensed by the state.
Dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate in groups of three or more on private property.


A special cleaning ordinance bans housewives from hiding dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling.
No man may purchase alcohol without written consent from his wife.
If your car scares a horse that is on the road you must get out of your car and take it apart until the horse isn't scared anymore.

South Carolina:

It is legal to beat your wife on a Sunday morning on the steps of the state house.


A city ordinance states that a person cannot go barefoot without first obtaining a special five-dollar permit.
It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing.
It is legal to commit a homicide as long as you tell the person when, and how you are going to kill them. (not too sure about that one)
In Houston you cannot buy beer after midnight on Sunday, but you can buy it on Monday.
There is an old law in Texas that states you are unable to tuck your pants into one boot unless you own ten or more cattle.
It is illegal to spit on the sidewalk.
If two trains going in opposite directions on the same track meet each other, one can't move until the other does.


Lawmakers made it obligatory for everybody to take at least one bath each week -- on Saturday night.


All lollipops are banned.
A law to reduce crime states: "It is mandatory for a motorist with criminal intentions to stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is entering the town".

West Virginia:

No children may attend school with their breath smelling of "wild onions".

12-24-2003, 04:28 AM
none of these laws are... real... right?

12-24-2003, 02:52 PM
They're all real. I promise you, if you go to that state and search through all the bills that have been passed through the State Legislature, they are all there. Course it's even funnier to think pf when all of these laws actually applied. :D