Old 11-27-2008, 03:04 PM   #1
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Just having a laugh on the boards of the game I play, with some silly laws that are still on the statute books.

This one caught my eye.

In Georgia
It's unlawful for a barber to advertise his prices.
It is a misdemeanor for any citizen to attend church worship on Sunday unless he is equipped with a rifle and it is loaded.
In Jonesboro: Forbidden to say "Oh, boy".

the bottom line especially.

taken from here

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/539768/posts

I think Idaho's 1st one will have the vote from the ladies here tho.
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:35 PM   #2
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Here there's one that it's forbidden to drive a taxi unless it carries a certain amount of hay. (from back in the days when taxis are pulled by horses I recon )
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:01 PM   #3
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At the place I'm at it's illegal to walk across the street on your hands.

This makes me wish I could walk on my hands just to do that and see what happens.
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LOL

How amazing!!!
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Old 11-27-2008, 08:03 PM   #5
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LOL

In Alabama, putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death and keeping an ice cream cone in your back pocket at any time is a crime. A law in Fairbanks, In Alaska, you may hunt a bear safely but it is illegal to wake a bear and take a picture for photo opportunities.
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In Switzerland, it is illegal to flush the toilet after 10 PM.
In Thailand, it is illegal to leave your house without wearing underwear.
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In Arizona, US, donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs and you may be imprisoned for 25 years for cutting down a cactus. In Arkansas, schoolteachers who bob their hair are not eligible for a raise and it is illegal to buy or sell blue light bulbs. In Baldwin Park, California, nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool while in Los Angeles, a man can legally beat his wife with a leather belt or strap, but the belt can't be wider than 2 inches, unless he has his wife's consent to beat her with a wider strap. Consent should be given prior to the event, as is carefully stipulated.
In Philippines, cars whose license plates end with a 1 or 2 are not allowed on the roads on Monday, 3 or 4 on Tuesday, 5 or 6 on Wednesday, 7 or 8 on Thursday, and 9 or 0 on Friday from 7:00 AM onwards to keep roads free of traffic jams.
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I have a book full of crazy laws. Here's a few for you all (all laws are in the United States):
  • A law in Comal County, Texas, specifically prohibits Mickey Mouse from running for Public Office.
  • Horses are not allowed to eat a fire hydrant in Marshalltown, Iowa.
  • People who make ugly faces at dogs in Oklahoma can be fined or jailed.
  • It is illegal for a secretary to be alone with her boss in Pasadena, California.
  • In Atwoodville, Connecticut, it is illegal for people to play Scrabble when waiting for a politician to start speaking.
  • Everyone must take a bath on Saturday night in Barre, Vermont.
  • A woman can not drive a car in Memphis, Tennessee, unless a man is running or walking in front of the car and waving red flags to warn pedestrians.
If anybody wants more, then tell me.
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:31 AM   #9
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It would appear that in England every woman who wears perfume is breaking the law.
A very very old law has never been repealed.
It states that it is acceptable for a man to wear scented herbs beneath his wig to disguise his natural odour, but illegal for a woman to wear perfume 'wherewith to entice her man'.
Make of that what you will!
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  • A woman can not drive a car in Memphis, Tennessee, unless a man is running or walking in front of the car and waving red flags to warn pedestrians.
I take it all men in Memphis are really good runners?



keep em coming, mate!
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Here's a few more. I'm getting all of these from a book called "Wacky Laws, Weird Decisions & Strange Statutes".
  • "The speed limit for ambulances is 20 miles per hour in Por Huron, Michigan."
  • "There's an ordinance in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, that prhoibits a woman from wearing cosmetics without a permit."
  • "Everyone walking on the street in Elko, Nevada, is required to wear a mask."
  • "You may not sleep in a refrigerator if you are in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania."
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Wow - my god!

Amazing stuff!
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Jassian - I'm not a good runner!
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Although I cannot talk for other men!
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Old 11-29-2008, 02:34 PM   #15
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I should suggest that people wave red flags to warn people when I'm driving. I'm a male, but I'm probably a bad enough driver to warrant that.
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I know theres some sort of law in the uk that says a man can go to the toilet over the back wheel of his vehicle if he gets caught short while out and about. As a female who drives for a living i find this very unfair. (not that i would want to do it on my back wheel )
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Jassian - I'm not a good runner!
Then either you or your girlfriend's in trouble if you go to Memphis.
You could possibly get away with it if you sit on the bonnet.
Good luck waving flags at the same time!
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I know theres some sort of law in the uk that says a man can go to the toilet over the back wheel of his vehicle if he gets caught short while out and about. As a female who drives for a living i find this very unfair. (not that i would want to do it on my back wheel )
I'm sure the guys may prefer a handy bush as well if it presents itself.
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In parts of the US it's illegal to get a fish drunk.

In parts of CA you cannot enter a bar if you have more than three eyes.
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In parts of CA you cannot enter a bar if you have more than three eyes.
Oh Well,.. there went my plans for that night...
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In parts of CA you cannot enter a bar if you have more than three eyes.
I guess that excludes those with Multiple Personality Disorder.

If you don't understand, say the sentence out loud really slow.
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I guess that excludes those with Multiple Personality Disorder.

If you don't understand, say the sentence out loud really slow.


I love puns! That was very good.
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gotcha LOL !
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