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Really Stupid Laws That are Still on the Books

Posted on: June 10, 2008 12:02 pm
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I have not posted a new blog in a while so I thought that it was time to do so.  Although this one is not at all sports related, I thought that it was pretty funny.  I actually got the idea from reading the back of a cereal box.  How lame am I that I actually take the time to read the back of a children's cereal box?  I could not believe what I was reading so I got suckered into researching the topic on the internet.  I can't believe how many sites are dedicated to this topic.  My source for this information came from the following link... http://www.dumblaws.com

I have no affiliation with this website, I just wanted to make sure that I gave proper credit for the information.  Please feel free to add any additional stupid laws that you can come up with.  Please just try to make sure that they are true and post your source.  Lets try to have some fun with this one.  I'll start with a sampling from my home state....


New York State:

  1. Women may go topless in public, prividing it is not being used as a business.
  2. It is illegal for a woman to be on the street wearing body hugging clothing.
  3. Citizens may not greet each other by “putting one’s thumb to the nose and wiggling the fingers”.
  4. A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting.
  5. It is against the law to throw a ball at someone’s head for fun.
  6. The penalty for jumping off a building is death.
  7. A person may not walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in his/her pocket.
  8. While riding in an elevator, one must talk to no one, and fold his hands while looking toward the door.
  9. Slippers are not to be worn after 10:00 P.
  10. Women may not wear high heels while in the city limits. - Carmel, NY

 

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Since: Jun 6, 2009
Posted on: June 6, 2009 2:40 am
 

Really Stupid Laws That are Still on the Books

what, it is illegal to get a dish drunk? guess i cant let my fish swim in my vodka bottle, i mean come on what a stupid law. I bet the fish are none too happy either since they cannot partake in a little absolut vodka tasting. some even stupider laws
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Since: Aug 6, 2008
Posted on: August 6, 2008 11:05 am
 

Really Stupid Laws That are Still on the Books

These are great! I love reading about the rediculous laws placed into todays world that no one obeys. Keep them coming in the future it is always a good laugh.



Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: June 25, 2008 9:08 am
 

Really Stupid Laws That are Still on the Books

Maryland:

  1. It’s illegal to throw bales of hay from a second-story window within the city limits. - Baltimore, MD
  2. It’s illegal to take a lion to the movies. - Baltimore, MD
  3. It is a violation of city code to sell chicks or ducklings to a minor within 1 week of the Easter holiday. - Baltimore, MD
  4. Though you may spit on a city roadway, spitting on city sidewalks is prohibited. - Baltimore City, MD
  5. You may not curse inside the city limits. - Baltimore City, MD
  6. Persons may not swear while on the highway. - Rockville, MD
  7. It is illegal to remove a public building by writing on it. - Rockville, MD
  8. Citizens may not swim in the public fountains within the city limits. - Rockville, MD

 




Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: June 24, 2008 8:45 am
 

Really Stupid Laws That are Still on the Books

Today we will investigate.......

Virginia:

  1. Not only is it illegal to have sex with the lights on, one may not have sex in any position other than missionary.
  2. If one is not married, it is illegal for him to have sexual relations.
  3. Driving while not wearing shoes is prohibited.
  4. Children are not to go trick-or-treating on Halloween.
  5. It is illegal to tickle women.
  6. No one may wash a mule on the sidewalk. - Culpeper, VA
  7. Spitting on a sea gull is not tolerated. - Norfolk, VA
  8. Women must wear a corsette after sundown and be in the company of male chaperone. - Norfolk, VA
  9. A man may face 60 days in jail for patting a woman’s derriere. - Norfolk, VA
  10. No person may keep a skunk as a pet. - Prince William County, VA

 




Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: June 20, 2008 4:30 pm
 

Really Stupid Laws That are Still on the Books

Today we will visit....

Pennsylvania:

  1. It is illegal to have over 16 women live in a house together because that constitutes a brothel.
  2. It it illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors.
  3. A special cleaning ordinance bans housewives from hiding dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling.
  4. Fireworks stores may not sell fireworks to Pennsylvania residents.
  5. A person is not eligible to become Governor if he/she has participated in a duel.
  6. You may not catch a fish by any body part except the mouth.
  7. You may not sing in the bathtub.
  8. It is contrary to Pennsylvania law to discharge a gun, cannon, revolver or other explosive weapon at a wedding.
  9. Any motorist driving along a country road at night must stop every mile and send up a rocket signal, wait 10 minutes for the road to be cleared of livestock, and continue.
  10. Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass.



Since: Dec 20, 2007
Posted on: June 16, 2008 11:14 am
 

Really Stupid Laws That are Still on the Books

From my neighbors to the north Oregon

  1. Drivers must yield to pedestrians who are standing on the sidewalk. (J walkers be careful)
  2. One may not test their physical endurance while driving a car on a highway
  3. It is illegal to place a container filled with human fecal matter on the side of any highway (luckly I can pull off and leave it on the street)
  4. Babies may not be carried on the running boards of a car
  5. A door on a car may not be left open longer than is necessary
  6. Dishes must drip dry
  7. It is illegal to whisper “dirty” things in your lover’s ear during sex (I'm never moving here)
  8. Ice cream may not be eaten on Sundays (yet another ice cream law)
  9. Canned corn is not to be used as bait for fishing



Since: Dec 20, 2007
Posted on: June 16, 2008 10:39 am
 

Really Stupid Laws That are Still on the Books

From my home State California (hence my screen name)

  1. Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses (obviously never been to S.F. where its overcast 80% of the time)
  2. Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.
  3. Bathhouses are against the law
  4. It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale. (I can't tell you how many times I've been happy I can pop a shot off at the whales while I'm driving down the PCH)
  5. Women may not drive in a house coat.
  6. No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour (so I won't be in trouble if my car drives down the street at 50?)



Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: June 16, 2008 9:42 am
 

Really Stupid Laws That are Still on the Books

Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to this blog.  We are getting some very funny stuff here and I encourage anyone who wants to add commentary or additional strange laws to do so.  Today's installment is from the great state of.....

Delaware:

  1. It is illegal to fly over any body of water, unless one is carrying sufficient supplies of food and drink.
  2. It is illegal to wear pants that are “firm fitting” around the waist. - Lewes, DE
  3. Getting married on a dare is grounds for an annulment. - Lewes, DE
  4. No person shall change clothes in his or her vehicle. - Rehoboth Beach, DE
  5. No person shall pretend to sleep on a bench on the boardwalk. - Rehoboth Beach, DE
  6. Alcohol may not be served in nightclubs if dancing is occurring on the premises at the same time. - Rehoboth Beach, DE
  7. All persons must carry a bag with them at all times when they walk their dog in case said dog “poops”, or risk a $100 fine. - South Bethany, DE



Since: Jun 2, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2008 1:42 pm
 

Really Stupid Laws That are Still on the Books

No one may bite off another's leg.

You may not sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday. - Providence, RI

O come on! Seriously these are incredibly stupid...



Since: Feb 18, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2008 9:29 am
 

Really Stupid Laws That are Still on the Books

Arkansas

1. The Arkansas River can rise no higher than to the Main Street bridge in Little Rock.    Ok so who gets in trouble here

2. A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month.   

3. Alligators may not be kept in bathtubs.    WHAT  why not it holds water

City Laws in Arkansas

Fayetteville It is illegal to kill “any living creature”. Little Rock Honking one’s car horn at a sandwich shop after 9 PM is against the law. No one may “suddenly start or stop?  their car at a McDonald’s.  ( Gives new meaning to drive thru) Dogs may not bark after 6 PM. Flirtation between men and women on the streets of Little Rock may result in a 30-day jail term. It is unlawful to walk one’s cow down Main Street after 1:00 PM on Sunday.


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