Stupid weird laws in your state............

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  1. Prowl_Delta_31

    Prowl_Delta_31 Eating your donuts

    Mar 30, 2007
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    So this is for Alabama but I would like to hear about some other dumb laws in your neck of the wood.
    1. Bear wrestling matches are prohibited. 13A-12-5
    2. Incestuous marriages are legal. 30-1-3
    3. Women are able to retain all property they owned prior to marriage in the case of divorce. However, this provision does not apply to men. 30-4-1
    4. No person may spit on the floor of a church. Auburn Section 9.08.010
    5. Wearing head phones while operating a motor vehicle is illegal.
    6. Men who deflower virgins, regardless of age or marital status, may face up to five years in jail. (Blue Law)
    7. You may not have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at any time. (Blue Law)
    8. Putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death. (Blue Law)

    and some from Tennessee cause I'm right on the border.........
    1. You can’t shoot any game other than whales from a moving automobile.
    2. More than 8 women may not live in the same house because that would constitute a brothel.
    3. It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.
    4. Giving and receiving oral sex is still prohibited by law.
    5. It is legal to gather and consume roadkill.
    6. It is illegal to dare a child to purchase a beer.
    7. Skunks may not be carried into the state.
    8. It is illegal for a woman to call a man for a date.
  2. Deceptikitty

    Deceptikitty all about the hasubandos

    Nov 5, 2007
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    - Illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.
    - You may not fish on a camel’s back.
    - Riding a merry-go-round on Sundays is considered a crime.
  3. RoboticPlanet

    RoboticPlanet Exclusively Exclusive

    Jul 11, 2004
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    I couldn't remember any off hand, but this site takes care of that:

    Some gems for Washington:

    -No person may walk about in public if he or she has the common cold.
    -All lollipops are banned.
    -It is illegal to paint polka dots on the American flag.
    -People may not buy a mattress on Sunday.
    -All motor vehicles must be preceded by a man carrying a red flag (daytime) or a red lantern (nighttime) fifty feet in front of said vehicle.
    -It is illegal to pretend that one’s parents are rich.
    -When two trains come to a crossing, neither shall go until the other has passed.
    -You cannot buy meat of any kind on Sunday.
    -It is illegal to entice girls away from the Maple Lane School for girls.
    -X-rays may not be used to fit shoes.

    A law from this crazy little town north of me:

    -Dancing and drinking may not occur at the same establishment.

    The scary thing is they DO enforce it.
  4. Heat Guy

    Heat Guy Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2004
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    It is illegal for the owner of a bar to allow anyone inside to pretend to have sex with a buffalo.
    Oklahoma will not tolerate anyone taking a bite out of another’s hamburger.
    Whaling is illegal.
    Oral sex is a misdemeanor and is punisable by one year in jail and a $2,500 fine.
    Ada: If you wear New York Jets clothing, you may be put in jail.
    Tulsa: You may not open a soda bottle without the supervision of a licensed engineer.
  5. Ecmagee1984

    Ecmagee1984 Big E

    Aug 21, 2007
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    long beach, Mississippi

    It is illegal to teach others what polygamy is.

    A man may not seduce a woman by lying, and claiming he will marry her.

    Private citizens may personally arrest any person that disturbs a church service.

    Cattle rustling is punishable by hanging.
    Horses are not to be housed within 50 feet of any road.
    Adultery or Fornication (living togeather while not married or having sex with someone that is not your spouse) results in a fine of $500 and/or 6 months in prison.

    Full TextUnnatural intercourse, if both parties voluntarily participate, results in a maximum sentence of 10 years and $10,000.

    It is illegal for a male to be sexually aroused in public.
  6. darkmgmstr

    darkmgmstr Blue Lantern Corps Member

    Jan 31, 2007
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    Here are some crazy laws from my state:

    California Crazy Law
    - Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses.

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

    - Many animals are illegal to own as pets, including snails, sloths, and elephants.

    - Bathhouses are against the law.

    - In an animal shelter, lizards and snakes are treated under the same guidelines as cats and dogs.

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

    - Women may not drive in a house coat.

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

    Here are some from cities within the state:

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

    - You cannot leave your car on the street overnight without the proper permit.

    Baldwin Park
    - Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.

    - City Council order reads: "No dog shall be in a public place without its master on a leash."

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

    - It is illegal to spit, except on baseball diamonds.

    - Ice cream may not be eaten while standing on the sidewalk. (Repealed when Clint Eastwood was mayor)

    - Women may not wear high heels while in the city limits.

    - Detonating a nuclear device within the city limits results in a $500 fine.

    - It is illegal to wash your car in the street. (Passed 1995).

    - It is illegal to drive more than two thousand sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time.

    - You are forbidden to spit on the ground within 5 feet of another person.

    - It is illegal to own or sell "Silly String".

    - It is illegal to posses, own or raise roosters. This is considered disturbing the peace.

    Long Beach
    - It is illegal to curse on a mini-golf course.

    - Cars are the only item allowed in a garage.

    Los Angeles
    - Toads may not be licked.

    - You may not hunt moths under a street light.

    - It is a crime for dogs to mate within 500 yards of a church. Breaking this law is punishable by a fine of $500 and/or six months in prison.

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

    - Zoot suits are prohibited.

    - It is illegal to cry on the witness stand.

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

    - Roosters may not crow in the city limits.

    Pacific Grove
    - Molesting butterflies can result in a $500 fine.

    Palm Springs
    - It is illegal to walk a camel down Palm Canyon Drive between the hours of four and six PM.

    - It is illegal for a secretary to be alone in a room with her boss.

    - Two bathtubs may not be installed in the same house.

    - Motor vehicles may not drive on city streets unless a man with a lantern is wallking ahead of it.

    - One may not carry a lunch down the street between 11 and 1 o'clock.

    San Diego
    - The owners of houses with Christmas lights on them past February second may be fined up to $250.

    - It is illegal to shoot jackrabbits from the back of a streetcar.

    San Francisco
    - Persons classified as "ugly" may not walk down any street.

    - Prohibits elephants from strolling down Market Street unless they are on a leash.

    - It is illegal to pile horse manure more than six feet high on a street corner.

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

    San Jose
    - It is illegal to have more than two cats or dogs. -Ord. 7.08.595

    Santa Monica
    - You may not play percussion instruments on the beach.

    - Ducks have the right of way to cross Rancho California St. at all times.

    I live in Riverside, and I should trying carrying my lunch in public to see what happens... :D 
  7. Prowl_Delta_31

    Prowl_Delta_31 Eating your donuts

    Mar 30, 2007
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    I would love to hear the story on this one.
  8. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

    Sep 29, 2005
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    sad part is these were approved laws by more than one person.
  9. Harbinger

    Harbinger ecnayonnA

    Jul 3, 2002
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    my area of the world from the site....

    A life sentence is 25 years.

    Children may not purchase cigarettes, but they may smoke them.

    You may never leave your car keys in an unattended vehicle.

    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.

    It is illegal to walk on the right hand side of a footpath.

    Under Australian Communications Authority (ACA) regulations, a modem can’t pick up on the first ring.

    Taxi cabs are required to carry a bale of hay in the trunk.

    Bars are required to stable, water and feed the horses of their patrons.

    The legal age for straight sex is 16, unless the person is in the care/custody of the older person, in which case it is 18.

    Only licensed electricians may change a light bulb.

    It is illegal to wear hot pink pants after midday Sunday.

    You must have a neck to knee swimsuit in order to swim at Brighton Beach.

    Until the Port Arthur Killings it was legal to own an AK-47 but not legal to be gay.

    Lawmakers are proposing a new law that will not allow anyone to come closer than 100 meters from a dead whale’s carcass.

    the joys of living in Australia, wait? hot pink pants on a Sunday?
  10. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

    Jul 4, 2002
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    PLEASE tell me that these laws are not actually enforced? Please tell me that that they are either for a good laugh or simply old/outdated/absurd laws that no one has ever bothered to revise/scrap/review/enforce? If these things are actually enforced... I don't even know what to say if they are actually enforced.

    In Canada (can't remember which province) there's some law that two or more Indians (first nations, aboriginals, or whatever the spinning wheel has decided what to call them today) on your property constitutes a raiding party and you're allowed to shoot them. (not actually enforced, I'm sure you'd be arrested and tried if you attempted to use it as a defence for shooting Indians on your property.
  11. Turbocharger

    Turbocharger We should get more letter

    Jul 29, 2003
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    A lot of the laws they post on that dumblaws site don't cite any sources. Which to me says they're either making them up, or they're so old and outdated they can't find a source.
  12. RoboticPlanet

    RoboticPlanet Exclusively Exclusive

    Jul 11, 2004
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    But it's on the ninnernets, it MUST be true. :lol 
  13. Jeremy.B

    Jeremy.B Leader Blackout LIVES!!!

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    Actually, most probably are true. Mainly because these laws go back to when the constitution was first written and each state drew up their own constitution and laws. A lot of these were written in a time very different, maybe 150-200 yrs ago. Or longer. Society had a different mentality, different pov.

    Up until about three years ago, my wife and I could not have gotten married - the state of Alabama banned interracial marriages, going back to the early 1800s when we were founded. Of course, the past 30+ years or so it was not enforced, but you get the idea.
  14. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

    Jul 1, 2002
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    Throwing eggs at a public speaker could result in up to one year in prison.

    One may not dye a duckling blue and offer it for sale unless more than six are for sale at once.

    It is illegal to fish with a bow and arrow in Kentucky.

    Owensboro, Kentucky:

    A woman may not buy a hat without her husband’s permission.

    One may not receive anal sex.
  15. Star Sabre James

    Star Sabre James The JUICE TFW2005 Supporter

    May 12, 2004
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    Waite Park, MN
    St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Hamburgers may not be eaten on Sundays.

    I wish I would have known about this yesterday, I was talking to the Mayor. I can say for a fact that this law isn't enforced.
  16. lars573

    lars573 Well-Known Member

    Mar 29, 2007
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    I should note that in Canada laws are a little different. As the fedeal goverment retians sole right to make criminal laws. But other laws can be made by the provincial governments and municipal governments. I've only commented on the ones that I know are true and/or know something about.

    Comic books which depict any illegal acts are banned.
    -not enforced at all

    35% of a radio stations content must be “Canadian Content”.
    -Not a dumb law IMO. It also applies to TV. But if the show is filmed in Canada, or has financial backing from a Canadian production company it qualifies.

    You may not pay for a fifty-cent item with only pennies.

    Citizens may not publicly remove bandages.

    It is illegal for clear or non-dark sodas to contain caffeine.
    -not enforced really.

    Businesses must provide rails for tying up horses.

    Wooden logs may not be painted.

    You may never use dice to play craps.

    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.

    When raining, a person may not water his/her lawn.

    It is illegal to turn right on a red light at any time.

    Margarine producers can’t make their margarine yellow.

    All business signs in the province of Quebec must be in French.
    -Not a dumb law either. And it's not entirely accurate. Signs have to be primarily in French. English text can be there but is usually 1/4 the size of French text.

    If you have a water trough in your front yard it must be filled by 5:00 a.

    Homeowners are responsible for clearing snow off of municipal sidewalks.
    -True, but I don't see what's dumb about it.

    The city is classified as a no-pee zone.

    The color of house and garage doors is regulated by city bylaws (a purple door get you a fine).
    -Also very true. But locally it's only enforced if the neighbours complain enough about their property values.

    You can’t work on your car in the street.

    It’s illegal to climb trees.
  17. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    Hasbroland, Rhode Island
    Dumb Laws in Rhode Island:

    Cap guns are illegal. I think a cop accidentally shot a kid dead because the kid had a cap gun.

    Ropes may not be strung across a highway.

    No one may bite off another's leg.

    Rhode Island recently applied to the US Government to make all the coastal waters of Rhode Island a “No Discharge Zone”.

    Impersonating a town sealer, auctioneer, corder of wood, or a fence-viewer is against the law.

    Riding a horse over any public highway for the purpose of racing, or testing the speed of the horse is illegal.

    Exercising any labor, business, or work, or using any game, sport, play, or recreation, or causing any of the above to be done to or by your children, servants, or apprentices on the first day of the week (Sunday) results in a penalty of $5 for the first offense and $10 for the second.

    ^So wait, if my Dad had me do yard work around the house on Sundays then does that mean he broke the law? Damn at this rate he'll owe a shitload of money.

    Professional sports, except ice polo and hockey, must obtain a license to play games on Sunday.

    Any marriage where either of the parties is an idiot or lunatic is null and void. Well, Duh.

    It is considered an offense to throw pickle juice on a trolley.One must make a loud noise before passing a car on the left.

    City Laws in Rhode Island:


    You cannot smoke a pipe after sunset.


    There is not an appeals process for exemtion of property tax due to a disability or poverty.

    It is illegal to wear transparent clothing.

    You may not sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday. This has probably been broken a gazillion times.


    It is illegal to drive down any street with beer in your car, even if it is unopened. I think this has to do with drunk driving laws.

    West Warwick:

    It is illegal to use water on even-numbered days for the sole purpose of watering plants, gardens, or lawns.

    ^I think that has to do with limited town water supply.
  18. jourdo

    jourdo TFW2005 Supporter

    Aug 12, 2004
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    The sadder part is they had to create some of these laws in the first place.

    I need a source on this one... just in case.
  19. onesock

    onesock Banned

    Aug 14, 2006
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    That's Alabama for you.
  20. grimlockams prime

    grimlockams prime Check you feet

    Dec 11, 2006
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    some from where i live, Texas

    *One must acknowledge a supreme being before being able to hold public office.

    *It is illegal to sell ones eye.

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

    *It is illegal for one to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.

    *It is illegal to milk another person’s cow.

    *A recently passed anticrime 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.

    *The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home

    El Paso
    Urinating on the streets is illegal.

    It is illegal to dust any public building with a feather duster.

    and thay say nothings illegal in Texas.

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