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« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2004, 02:51:45 am »
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Come on... Is this crap really true?
Sounds like it was invented by the Personal Damage Trial people...

Yup.  You'd be surprised at the weird laws still on the books in some states...

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« Reply #26 on: July 29, 2004, 01:59:32 pm »
When I become the Evil Overlord of this Planet, I will end these laws... *Ebil Grin.*
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« Reply #27 on: July 29, 2004, 09:35:26 pm »
In Ohio it is illegal to hunt whales on Sundays. I think some lawmaker was very very confused '<img'>

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« Reply #28 on: July 29, 2004, 11:33:43 pm »
I've got a really good question. If there are so many of these stupid laws being written in towns, cities, and states and nobody pays attention to them or they are outdated because they are months or decades old, then why don't the city councils, city halls, etc. go through all their law books and delete all these laws? This country is getting lawed to death! It sounds to me like the laws aren't stupid, just the people who invent and write them.
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« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2004, 02:51:51 am »
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I've got a really good question. If there are so many of these stupid laws being written in towns, cities, and states and nobody pays attention to them or they are outdated because they are months or decades old, then why don't the city councils, city halls, etc. go through all their law books and delete all these laws? This country is getting lawed to death! It sounds to me like the laws aren't stupid, just the people who invent and write them.

I've been wondering that, too. I mean, from what I've heard, pretty much everyone who has heard of these laws, finds them stupid too.

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« Reply #30 on: July 30, 2004, 08:57:35 am »
Hahaha.... Good ol' Michigan....

You may not swear in front of women and children.

Cars may not be sold on Sunday.  
 
There is a law that makes it legal for a farmer to sleep with his pigs, cows, horses, goats, and chickens.

Security guards at Joe Louis Arena will confiscate any item they feel might be thrown onto the ice. Furthermore, any person seen throwing an octopus onto the ice at a Red Wings game will be taken to jail.

It is illegal to paint sparrows to sell them as parakeets.

In Kalamazoo it is against the law to serenade your girlfriend.

In Rochester, all bathing suits must have been inspected by the head of police.
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« Reply #31 on: July 30, 2004, 08:06:51 pm »
In Michigan, I heard, it is illegal for a married woman to get a haircut without the permission from her husband and it is illegal to sleep in your bathtub...
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« Reply #32 on: July 30, 2004, 11:50:22 pm »
Massachusetts would declare that it is wholly illegal to use one's neighbour as a commode.  Kentucky drinking laws dictate that no matter how much alcohol one has ingested, one is wholly sober until one 'cannot maintain their hold on the ground' ("Good God, that man's drunk!", "It was a banana peel!", "You'll have to come with me, Sir.", "Look.  Peel.  Sober.  Peel.  Sober.  Breathalizer.  Peel.  Follow?", "Sorry Sir, you lost your 'hold on the ground' and therefore you are drunk and as you'd just gotten out of your Car...").  Iowa would tell its residents that they must clock their kisses by a stopwatch, for no kiss may last longer than five minutes; by which time both participants in the kiss might need CPR.  In Georgia, it's illegal to take a bath in orange peel; one would surmise this is because of the Cult of the Blood Orange and that in 1973, the entire state of Georgia was evacuated because of the smell, at which point they performed a coup d'etat and wiped everyone's memories of it, making it illegal so that no one might ever usurp them.  Probably!  Finally, ticked off politications in Arkansas have declared it an illegality to mispronounce their state name.  "If I hear one more Ark-hands-us, I'll be sending you to the gallows, friend!"
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« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2004, 02:18:40 am »
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Finally, ticked off politications in Arkansas have declared it an illegality to mispronounce their state name.

I think Australia needs that law for the cities of Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane (quick tip: say it faster).
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Anyway, for another interesting law, it is illegal to climb or ascend "sails" of the Sydney Opera House. Why? Because last year, two guys walked up a sail (fyi, there are steps running up the spine of each sail) and painted "NO WAR" in huge red letters.
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« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2004, 06:44:04 am »
In New York City, itís illegal to shake a dust mop out of a window.

In Michigan, a man legally owns his wifeís hair.

In Idaho, the law states all boxes of candy given as romantic gifts must weigh more than 50 pounds.

Kansas law prohibits shooting rabbits from a motorboat.

In Florida, having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal.

In Nogales, Arizona, it is illegal to wear suspenders.

In Texas, itís illegal to milk another personís cow.

Itís against the law to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas.

In Alabama, dominoes may not be played on Sunday.

In Texas, it is illegal to curse in front of, or indecently expose oneself to, a corpse.

In New York, itís against the law to throw a ball at someoneís head for fun.

In Pueblo, Colorado, it is illegal to let a dandelion grow within city limits.

In Atlanta, Georgia, it is illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.

In Logan County, Colorado, itís illegal for a man to kiss a woman while sheís asleep.

In the state of Washington, itís illegal to catch a fish by throwing a rock at it.

It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on in North Dakota.

In Berkeley, California, you canít whistle for an escaped bird before 7 am.

Putting salt on a railroad track can be punishable by death in the state of Alabama.

In the state of Texas, it is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing. Itís also illegal to put graffiti on someone elseís cow.

A person is not eligible to become governor in Pennsylvania if they have participated in a duel.

In Connorsville, Wisconsin a man is legally prohibited from shooting a gun while his female partner is having an orgasm.

In California, animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school or place of worship.

In California, it is also a misdemeanour to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.

Thereís a San Francisco law that states itís illegal to play poker in public or gamble in a barricaded room.

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« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2004, 07:50:02 pm »
South Carolina

It is illegal to beat your wife, unless it is on Sunday on the Courthouse steps (technially you have to beat her with a wooden rod no wider than your thumb).
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« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2004, 04:07:54 pm »
about the suicide laws, i heard that if u kill yourself, then all life insurance and other plans that would intitle your family to benifits from your death would be confiscated and your family wouldn't get a cent of that money.
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« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2004, 01:00:34 pm »
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Why, why, why were these "laws" even invented???  ':shock:'

Evidently, at one point, someone was dumb enough to try most of these.  I don't remember what town/state, but I know that in the hometown of the man listed in the Guiness Book of World Records for longest distance traveling on one hands, it is illegal to hand-walk across a sidewalk.

Others take some thought before they make sense.  Like the Massachusetts concealed weapon law; when we think "concealed weapon," we generally think of a guy with a trenchcoat.  Obviously it'd be difficult to conceal a howitzer this way, but if having one in your garrage counts as concealment, then it could make sense.

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« Reply #38 on: August 15, 2004, 12:00:04 pm »
I believe in arkansas or alabama it is illegal to drive while blind folded, no lie '<img'>