Strange Laws....

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CRC, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I'm jailable.....Unmarried, and went parachuting....oh well...

    will y'all pay my bail if I get caught???? [violin]


    It's against the law for a man to seduce "a chaste woman by means of temptation, deception, arts, flattery or a promise of marriage."

    It is legal to drive the wrong way down a one-way street if you have a lantern attached to the front of your automobile.


    It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.

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

    Sunshine is guaranteed to all residents.


    No liquor may be sold on Sundays or election days.


    This state still retains an old law forbidding any kind of "private sexual behavior between consenting adults."

    You can be stopped by the police for biking over 65 miles per hour.


    Women can be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer. The salon owner can also be fined for this horrible crime.

    A special law prohibits unmarried women from parachuting on Sunday or ''she shall risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.''


    One man may not be on another man's back.

    You have the right to commit simple battery if provoked by ''fighting'' words.

    It's against the law to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.

    In Marietta, It is illegal to spit from a car or bus, However, citizens may spit from a truck.

    In Kennesaw, it's the law that every head-of-household own a gun unless they have some sort of moral objection to owning a gun "Kennesaw Gun Law"


    You may shoot Native Americans if there are more than five of them on your property at any one time.


    You are not allowed to carry a cocktail from the bar to a table. The waiter or waitress has to do it.

    It is illegal for a man to be sexually aroused in public.

    It is illegal for a liquor store to sell cold soft drinks.


    All bachelors should be called master, not mister, when addressed by their female counterparts.


    Rituals that involve the ingestion of blood, urine, or fecal matter are not allowed.

    Biting someone with your natural teeth is "simple assault," while biting someone with your false teeth is "aggravated assault."

    You may not tie an alligator to a fire hydrant.

    It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.


    It is illegal to sell condoms from vending machines with one exception-prophylactics may be dispensed from a vending machine only "in places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises."


    Mourners at a wake may not eat more than three sandwiches.

    Peeping in the windows of automobiles is forbidden.

    It's illegal to sell fewer than 24 ducklings at a time before May 1, or to sell rabbits, chicks, or ducklings that have been painted a different color.

    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.

    No gorilla is allowed in the back seat of any car.


    You may not swear in front of women and children in the state of Michigan.

    A woman isn't allowed to get her hair cut without her husband's permission.

    Any person over the age of 12 may have a license for a handgun as long as he/she has not been convicted of a felony.

    It is legal for a robber to file a law suit, if he or she got hurt in your house.

    New Jersey:

    If you are convicted of driving while intoxicated, you are no longer allowed to apply for personalized license plates.

    North Carolina:

    It is against the law to roller blade on a state highway.

    If a man and a woman who aren't married go to a hotel/motel and register themselves as married then, according to state law, they are legally married.

    All couples staying overnight in a hotel must have a room with double beds that are at least two feet apart. Making love in the space between the beds is strictly forbidden.

    If you are in possession of illegal substances you must pay taxes on them. However, paying taxes on these items does not make them legal.

    Elephants may not be used to plow cotton fields.

    Fights between cats and dogs are prohibited.

    It is illegal to have sex in a churchyard

    North Dakota:

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


    According to Ohio law, it's against the law to kill a housefly within 160 feet of a church without a license.

    It is illegal to get a fish drunk.

    It is illegal for more than five women to live in a house.

    A policeman may bite a dog to quiet him. However, the reverse is not true, even if it's a police dog.

    Owners of tigers must notify authorities within one hour if the tiger escapes.

    It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday.

    Riding on the roof of a taxi cab is not allowed.

    No one may be arrested on Sunday or on the Fourth of July.


    No one is allowed to sleep on a refrigerator. Stoves, dishwashers and microwave ovens are not specifically mentioned.

    Ministers are not allowed to perform marriages if either the bride or groom is drunk.

    Fireworks stores may not sell fireworks to Pennsylvania residents.

    You may not sing in the bathtub.

    Rhode Island:

    This state still prohibits unmarried people from having sex under any circumstances. However, if caught, the lovers are both fined only 10 dollars

    It's a misdemeanor to keep more than 11 inoperable vehicles in front of a house.


    It is illegal for a person to shoot a buffalo from the second story of their hotel. Apparently, it is okay to do it from your house or apartment.

    It is illegal to milk another person's cow.

    It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing.

    No one other than a "registered pharmacist" may sell condoms or other kinds of contraceptives "on the streets or other public places.

    It is illegal to drive without windshield wipers. Curiously, it doesn't specify that you need a windshield, but you must have the wipers.

    West Virginia:

    A person may not hold public office if they have ever taken part in a duel.

    A person may be jailed for up to six months for making fun of someone who does not accept a challenge.
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    I'm pretty sure I got away with a few of those --. Almost tested one in NC once upon a time, but --

    The elephant got away --
  3. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    The truely sad part about some of those is the fact that you know someone did it for them to outlaw it. lol
  4. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Pirate Biker

    Think there are a few ya missed, however the one about killing houseflies within 160 feet of a church, do the flies in church count? Or do ya call 'em church flies? (note: church flies are kind of like bar flies, only religious.) :D
  5. poacher

    poacher Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I know at one time both Ks and Ok had laws on their books stating that every male member that attended church HAD to bring a firearm and 20 rnds of ammo with it for protection from indians. If you didn't it was a 5.00 fine. Hell for that matter Tx. still says you can hang a cattle rustler on the spot if caught in the act.
    Amazing isn't it.. at one time judgement was swift and you got fined if you DIDN'T carry a gun. My how things changed.
    Take care Be safe Poacher.
  6. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I think all states and Fed should have and expand the 'fighting words' doctrine where some statments of 'fighting words' were considered so offensive that any assault by the other party was considered as self defence. It would take care of things like Fred Phelps quite quickly not to mention most likely make a lot of folks a lot more polite.
  7. ricdoug

    ricdoug Monkey+++

    That's good news. My Hunting Liscense is current and...

    I'm gonna' get in the car and shoot me some Whales! Ric
  8. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    We'll bail you out.......or...just don't get caught! :)
  9. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Good thing we don't live there Tracy and I were smashed when we got married. We consumed alot of alcohol free of charge waiting for the Justice of the Peace in Virginia City, NV. :D
  10. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Lovely, Dear. :rolleyes: Can't leave you alone for a week... :rolleyes:

    True story. Now you all know how I became Mrs. CC.
    Step 1: [beer] says We

    Step 2: [contract] says He

    Step 3: [imwithstupid1] says She

    ~giggle~:lol:[ROFL] Just funnin'!

    I missed you guys!

    Hey - there are no strange laws in Oregon? I find that a little hard to believe!
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