Crazy Laws from Virginia and West Virginia
Since I had so much fun reading about crazy laws in Pa and Md I figured why not branch out and see who else has some crazy laws for us all to enjoy.
· It is illegal to ride on the handlebars of a bicycle
· It is illegal to skate down a sidewalk
· A man can beat his wife on the courthouse steps but only before 8 p.m. (From Stafford County)
· In Waynesboro, Va it is illegal for a woman to drive a car down Main st unless her husband is in front of the car waving a red flag (retribution for the previous one?)
· It is against the law to tickle a woman
· No washing your mule on the sidewalks
· It is illegal to kick your wife out of bed (ha-ha, guess it is legal to kick your hubby out of bed though)
· A man can get up to 60 days in jail for patting a woman’s behind
· You must honk your horn when passing another car
· Children are not allowed to trick-or-treat on Halloween (But how will I get any candy then?)
· Flipping a coin in a restaurant to see who pays is a violation
· Parking your car on the railroad tracks can get you jailed (Now where am I going to park?)
· Cussing about other people is prohibited
· It is illegal to own a skunk as a pet
· A woman is to be in the company of men after sundown and must also wear a corset
· There will be no spitting on sea gulls
· There is a statute that prohibits corrupt practices or bribery being done by anyone other than political candidates ( I think this one may still be in use)
Now onto a few more from West Virginia-
· It’s illegal to take a nap on the train
· If you swear in public you are to be fined one dollar per incident
· An unmarried couple that lives together may not “lewdly associate” with one another of they face up to a year in jail ( no wonder there is prison overcrowding)
· It is a misdemeanor to commit adultery and you can be fined up to twenty dollars
· You may not hold a public office is you have ever participated in a duel ( well there goes my big dreams)
· You are allowed to take home road kill for dinner
· Whistling while underwater is an illegal act
· You may not walk a lion, tiger or a leopard even if it is on a leash (well how am I supposed to walk them then?)
· It is illegal for a fireman to whistle at a woman who walks passed the fire station
· No clergy may not tell a joke from the pulpit (now that’s just ridiculous)
· It is illegal for anyone other than a baby to ride in a baby carriage
· Bestiality is allowed as long as the animal is under 40 pounds ( just ewwww)
· Children are not allowed to go to school with breath smelling of onion
Boy I wish we had that law where I grew up I could have gotten out of a lot of school then! I hope you enjoyed reading these I know I enjoyed finding them.
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