Dumb Laws Still On The Books

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Dumb Laws Still On The Books

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:04 am

Just for fun, here are the top ten dumbest laws in the United States:

1. Donkeys cannot be kept in the bathtub in states such as Georgia and Arizona.

2. Lollipops are illegal in the great state of Washington.

3. It is illegal for more than five women to live in the same house in Ohio.

4. It is illegal to wear a mask of any kind in public in Alabama.

5. Anyone who flirts in the state of New York can be charged a $25 fine.

6. It is illegal to walk around town with an ice cream cone in your back pocket in states such as Alabama and Georgia.

7. Every man must carry a rifle to church on Sunday in Massachusetts.

8. It is illegal for a woman to do her own hair in Oklahoma, unless she has a beauty license from the state.

9. Montana declares that it’s a felony for a wife to open her husband’s mail. Yet it is not a felony for a husband to open his wife’s mail.

10. Minnesota has a law banning a person from crossing the state lines with a duck on top of their head.

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And here are some International dumb laws:

Law: "You may never use dice to play craps."
Place Law Is From: Canada - Unknown

Law: "It is illegal to dispose of used razor blades."
Place Law Is From: United States - Connecticut

Law: "It is illegal to flush the toilet after 10 P.M."
Place Law Is From: Switzerland - Unknown

Law: "It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol."
Place Law Is From: United States - Louisiana

Law: "It is illegal to repaint a house without a painting license and the government's permission."
Place Law Is From: Sweden - Unknown

Law: "A recently passed anti-crime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed."
Place Law Is From: United States - Texas

Law: "When two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone."
Place Law Is From: United States - Texas

Law: "It is illegal to be drunk on Licensed Premises (in a pub or bar)."
Place Law Is From: United Kingdom - Unknown

Law: "If you are released from prison, it is required that you are given a handgun with bullets and a horse, so you can ride out of town."
Place Law Is From: Canada - Unknown

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Re: Dumb Laws Still On The Books

Postby Potato » Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:20 am

In the city of Detroit, Michigan, it is illegal to walk a cow down Michigan Avenue.
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Re: Dumb Laws Still On The Books

Postby Clueless Git » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:22 am

Lol! Some good ones in there!

A couple (''quaint' rather than funny) I know of from Blighty ...

Throwing 'projectiles' into the Grand Union Canal still carries the penalty of deportation to Australia.

On common land any and all other activities have to give way to archery practice.

If you have recieved the honour of being made a Freeman of the City of London then you have the right to drive your flock of sheep across London Bridge.
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Re: Dumb Laws Still On The Books

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:00 am

Greetings,

Clueless Git wrote:Throwing 'projectiles' into the Grand Union Canal still carries the penalty of deportation to Australia.


I wonder what Australian immigration would make of that!

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