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Bec
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0 posted 08-22-2003 02:16 AM       View Profile for Bec   Email Bec   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bec

Hi all...

I found this great site that lists dumb laws around the world. For example, did you know in Australia... "It is illegal to roam the streets wearing black clothes, felt shoes and black shoe polish on your face as these items are the tools of a cat burgular"?

Sites like this are great when you're having a bad day... A laugh is a better way to fix it than anything else I know of.

Have fun.

Bec
http://www.dumblaws.com

"Now, Harry you must know all about Muggles, tell me, what exactly is the function of a rubber duck?" ~ Arthur Weasley

Nan
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1 posted 08-22-2003 09:15 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

In Massachusetts...
quote:

Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.

Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of their taxi during their shifts.

All men must carry a rifle to church on Sunday.

It is illegal to go to bed without first having a full bath.

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

Children may smoke, but they may not purchase cigarettes.

Tomatoes may not be used in the production of clam chowder.

Quakers and witches are banned.

Bullets may not be used as currency.



That's CHOW-DAH 'round these here parts...


[This message has been edited by Nan (08-22-2003 09:17 AM).]

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2 posted 08-22-2003 10:46 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Kansas:

Rabbits may not be shot from motorboats.

Pedestrians crossing the highways at night must wear tail lights.

No one may catch fish with his bare hands.

The state game rule prohibits the use of mules to hunt ducks.

If two trains meet on the same track, neither shall proceed until the other has passed.

Derby, KS

It is illegal to urinate on the side of a building.

Hitting a vending machine that stole your money is illegal.

Persons may not "screech" their tires while driving.

Riding an animal down any road is against the law.

Dodge City, Kansas

It is illegal to spit on a sidewalk.

All places of business must provide a horse water troft

Lawrence, Kansas

All cars entering the city limits must first sound their horn to warn the horses of their arrival.

No one may wear a bee in their hat.

Overland Park, Kansas

One may not picket a funeral.

Russell, Kansas

Musical car horns are banned.

Salina, Kansas

It is against the law to leave your car running unattended.

Topeka, Kansas

The installation of bathtubs is prohibited.

Wichita, Kansas

Before proceeding through the interesection of Douglas and Broadway, a motorist is required to get out of their vehice and fire three shot gun rounds into the air.

Any person caught using or carrying bean snappers or the like shall upon conviction, be fined. -City ordinance 349 of Wichita, Kansas.

~*~

Hey, I just LIVE here!
eminor_angel
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3 posted 08-22-2003 10:49 AM       View Profile for eminor_angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for eminor_angel

In the teacher's manual of Saskatchewan, there's a section stating that teachers must arrive early to school to stoke the fire. Man, they don't burn them like they used to.
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4 posted 08-22-2003 11:26 AM       View Profile for Wind   Email Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wind


this is hilarious. in new york- The penalty for jumping off a building is death.


oh..I love california's

quote:
Peacocks have the right of way to cross any street, including driveways.

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

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

It is illegal to own a green or smelly animal hide.

It is illegal for a man to beat his wife with a strap wider than 2 inches without her consent.

You cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.

You may not hunt moths under a street light.

It is illegal to cry on the witness stand.

Toads may not be licked.

It is illegal to molest butterflies.

It is illegal to wipe one's car with used underwear.

Males may not dress as a female unless a special permit is obtained from the sheriff.

they had their reasons?



insanity is not a crime

[This message has been edited by Wind (08-22-2003 11:50 AM).]

littlewing
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5 posted 08-22-2003 02:44 PM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

OMG LMAOOOOO:

THIS IS NY :

A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. This old law specifically prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking "at a woman in that way." A second conviction for a crime of this magnitude calls for the violating male to be forced to wear a "pair of horse-blinders" wherever and whenever he goes outside for a stroll.

It is against the law to throw a ball at someone's head for fun.

The penalty for jumping off a building is death.

A person may not walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in his/her pocket.

Slippers are not to be worn after 10:00 P.M.

NO WONDER I AM SOOO CONFUSED LMAOOOOOO
Sunshine
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One of my favorite state laws?  

From California [where I was born...]

Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses.

That's a law????


Bec
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7 posted 08-22-2003 08:19 PM       View Profile for Bec   Email Bec   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bec

In Arizona...

Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs.

It is unlawful to refuse a person a glass of water.

Tombstone - It is illegal for men and women over the age of 18 to have less than one missing tooth visible when smiling.

Mohave County - A decree declares that anyone caught stealing soap must wash himself with it until it is all used up.

In California...

No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.

Blythe - You are not permitted to wear cowboy boots unless you already own at least two cows.

Indian Wells - Drinking intoxicating cement is prohibited.

Norco - All persons wishing to keep a rhinoceros as a pet must obtain a $100 license first.

Sometimes I have to wonder why on earth these laws were needed in the first place!

Bec

"Now, Harry you must know all about Muggles, tell me, what exactly is the function of a rubber duck?" ~ Arthur Weasley

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still laughing about the licking toads to get high

insanity is not a crime

Ron
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quote:
In California... No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.

That makes perfect sense in California, at least to anyone who has seen a house sliding off the side of a bluff.
Kielo
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It is illegal for a man to beat his wife with a strap wider than 2 inches without her consent.

I knew this one.... its the rule of thumb.... creepy that they needed it, eh?

Kielo

wounded and broken and hurting.... what scares me is that I'm starting to just not care, except that I wish I could cry the pain away....

Wind
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what woman would say "sure honey, I'll let you beat me with that belt?" ugh. weird weird weird

insanity is not a crime

littlewing
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12 posted 08-24-2003 01:21 PM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

LMAOOOO
I want to live here:

Tombstone - It is illegal for men and women over the age of 18 to have less than one missing tooth visible when smiling.
Not A Poet
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Whaling is illegal in Oklahoma.

It is also forbidden to have the hind legs of any farm animal in your boots.

Pete

Never express yourself more clearly than you can think - Niels Bohr

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Alrighty then, why don't we just take it from the top? Here's a slice of life from The Centennial State!

----------All Of Colorado----------


Tags may be ripped off of pillows and mattresses.

One may not mutilate a rock in a state park.

It is illegal to ride a horse while under the influence.

No liquor may be sold on Sundays or election days. (Repealed)

It is illegal for liquor stores to sell food or grocery stores to sell any alcohol except beer that is at most 3.2% alcohol.

Car dealers may not show cars on a Sunday.

-----------------Alamosa----------------

Throwing missles at cars is illegal.

Keeping a house where unmarried persons are allowed to have sex is prohibited.

To own a dog over three months of age, one must obtain a license.

Persons may not urinate in public.

-----------------Arvada-----------------

Establishments which sell alcohol must have enough lighting to read text inside them.

------------------Aspen-----------------

Catapults may not be fired at buildings.

-----------------Boulder----------------

It is legal to challenge a police officer, but only until he or she asks you to stop.

It is illegal to permit ones llama to graze on city property.

Boulders may not be rolled on city property.

Couches may not be placed on outside porches.

------------Colorado Springs------------

It is permissable to wear a holstered six-gun within city limits, except on Sunday, Election Day, or holidays.

--------------Cripple Creek-------------

It is illegal to bring your horse or pack mule above the ground floor of any building.

----------------Denver------------------

You may not drive a black car on Sundays.

It is unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next-door neighbor.

It is illegal to mistreat rats in Denver, Colorado.

The dog catcher must notify dogs of impounding by posting, for three consecutive days, a notice on a tree in the city park and along a public road running through said park.

----------------Durango-----------------

It is illegal to go in public dressed in clothes "unbecoming" on one's sex.

--------------Logan County--------------

It is illegal for a man to kiss a woman while she is asleep.

-------------Louisville-----------------

Residents may not own chickens, but may own up to three turkeys.

---------------Pueblo-------------------

It is illegal to let a dandelion grow within the city limits.

---------------Sterling-----------------

Cats may not run loose without having been fit with a taillight

-----------------Vail-------------------

It is illegal to crash into obstacles on a ski slope.

No one may keep junk close to someone else.

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Sincerely,
Noah Eaton



I don't need no proof when it comes to God and truth
I can see the sun set and I perceive

***Live***

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Jenn Cirrincione
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15 posted 09-01-2003 06:29 PM       View Profile for Jenn Cirrincione   Email Jenn Cirrincione   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jenn Cirrincione

FLORIDA
A women can be fined (only after death), for being electrocuted in a bath-tub because of using self-beautification utensils.

Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can the salon owner.

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

If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.

It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit.

Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.

Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal.

It is illegal to skateboard without a license.

When having sex, only the missionary position is legal.

You may not fart in a public place after 6 P.M. on Thursdays.

It is considered an offense to shower naked.

You are not allowed to break more than three dishes per day, or chip the edges of more than four cups and/or saucers.

Oral sex is illegal.

You may not kiss your wife's breasts.

Penalty for horse theft is death by hanging.
Miss_Alex
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16 posted 09-01-2003 07:33 PM       View Profile for Miss_Alex   Email Miss_Alex   Edit/Delete Message      Click to visit Miss_Alex's Home Page   View IP for Miss_Alex

In Texas:

When two trains approach eachother at a crossing, but must stop, and neither can continue until the other one is out of sight.

I think an Aggie wrote that one.
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