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In Connorsville, Wisconsin a man is legally prohibited from shooting a gun while his female partner is having an orgasm.
Any weird laws you know of?
It's not weird.
if the guy is able to shoot, it means his girlfriend is having sex with someone else !
I read somewhere that in one state in america if you're driving down the highway and people on horseback come the other way, you have to pull over and cover your car over with a tarp or summat.
There is a website with all these silly laws on them, I can't remember what it is called, but I'm sure it'll come up if you google 'stupid laws'!
The UK has a few odd ones. I am off to go take my heard of sheep over London Bridge
While at Brown, I heard of a RI law that states; A person is not allowed to bite off another person's leg off. Like that was needed to be enforced.
It would seem the smaller the population, the more likely the local governance is likely to address seemingly peculiar issues (at least as far as big-city folk are concerned).
Big-city councils have way too many bigger issues to deal with, and there just isn't the time.
And the farther back in history you go, the more strange these ordinaces seem.
You should check out StormRyder's 2 hubs on 'Letter-of-the-Law.
These are (or were) real laws in Illinois. There are hundreds of them but here are 5:
1. In Chicago, Illinois, it is illegal to fish in pajamas.
2."Dwarf-tossing," the strange practice of hurling dwarfs in padded suits, is outlawed in the bars of Springfield, Ill., because it's dangerous and exploitative. The practice is apparently allowed elsewhere in town, with a special permit.
3. Chicago: Law forbids eating in a place that is on fire; It is illegal to give a dog whiskey; Kites may not be flown within the city limits; Spitting is forbidden.
4. In Chicago it is also illegal to take a French poodle to the opera, and for women over 200 pounds (90 kilos) to ride horses in shorts.
5. It is against the law for a monster to enter the corporate limits of Urbana, Illinois.
Oh and this one is good too:
You may be convicted of a Class 4 felony offense, punishable by up to three years in state prison, for the crime of "eavesdropping" on your own conversation. -720 ILCS 5/14-2.
I did a Hub about a few of the odd laws that are still on the books in some states you might want to check out. it is called Law of the Land
Still against the law in Texas to carry anything capable of cutting wire, I don't believe its being enforced though!
From West Virginia:
No children may attend school with their breath smelling of "wild onions."
A person may be placed in jail for up to six months for making fun of someone who does not accept a challenge.
A person may not hold public office if he or she has ever participated in a duel.
According to the state constitution, it is unlawful for anyone to own a red or a black flag.
Road-kill may be taken home for supper.
Firemen may not whistle or flirt at any woman passing a firehouse. (Huntington)
It is legal to beat your wife so long as it is done in public on Sunday, on the courthouse steps. (Huntington)
No member of the clergy is allowed to tell jokes or humorous stories from the pulpit during a church service (Nicholas County)
From other places:
Alabama: It is illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.
Arizona: Hunting camels is prohibited.
Arkansas: It is illegal to mispronounce Arkansas while in Arkansas.
Idaho: Riding a merry-go-round on Sundays is considered a crime.
Illinois: It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animal kept as pets.
Indiana: Bathing is prohibited during the winter. (This one stinks )
Kansas: It is illegal to put ice cream on cherry pie in Kansas.
Kentucky: By law, anyone who has been drinking is "sober" until he or she "cannot hold onto the ground."
Louisiana: Biting someone with your natural teeth is "simple assault," while biting someone with your false teeth is "aggravated assault."
Massachusetts: You may not, at any time take a crap on your neighbor.
Montana: It is illegal to have a sheep in the cab of your truck without a chaperone.
New Jersey: It is illegal to wear a bulletproof vest while committing a murder
North Carolina: Elephants may not be used to plough cotton fields.
Rhode Island: Any marriage where either of the parties is an idiot or lunatic is null and void. (I suspect this covers about 99% of all marriages )
Tennessee: You can't shoot any game other than whales from a moving automobile. (Since when are there whales in Tennessee?)
Virginia: There is a state law prohibiting "corrupt practices of bribery by any person other than candidates." (Well, that explains a lot.)
Hope you enjoyed 'em!
In some cities, it's against the law to walk on the sidewalk with an ice cream cone in your pocket. Who knew??
In Chicago, people who are diseased, mamed, mutilated, or deformed to the point of being an unsightly or disgusting object are banned from going out in public.
A state law in Illinois mandates that all bachelors should be called master, not mister, when addressed by their female counterparts.
In Oblong, Illinois it's punishable by law to make love while hunting or fishing on your wedding day.
Get outta here. Are you kidding?
I think that one is about the silliest one I've heard!
it is illegal under California law to wear the insignia or apparel of a secret society, fraternal organization, etc. without the authorization of the involved group. See California Penal Code section 538b.
In Texas, it's against the law for anyone to have a pair of pliers in his or her possession.
In Philadelphia, you can't put pretzels in bags based on an Act of 1760.
Alaska law says that you can't look at a moose from an airplane.
In Corpus Christie, Texas, it is illegal to raise alligators in your home.
In Miami, it is to imitate an animal.
It is against the law to mispronounce the name of the State of Arkansas in that State.
In Illinois, the law is that a car must be driven with the steering wheel.
California law prohibits a woman from driving a car while dressed in a housecoat.
In Memphis, Tennessee, a woman is not to drive a car unless a man warns approaching motorists or pedestrians by walking in front of the car that is being driven.
In Tennessee, it is against the law to drive a car while sleeping.
In New York, it is against the law for a blind person to drive an automobile.
In West Virginia, only babies can ride in a baby carriage.
In Georgia, it is against the law to slap a man on the back or front.
A barber is not to advertise prices in the State of Georgia.
In Louisiana, a bill was introduced years ago in the State House of Representatives that fixed a ceiling on haircuts for bald men of 25 cents.
In Oklahoma, no baseball team can hit the ball over the fence or out of a ballpark.
In South Carolina (I think) a woman must wear at least 18 yards of material in her dress.
I found a new one, "In Ventura County, California, cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit."
I think this is so silly too.
by nightwork47 years ago
should walking while you text be against the law?isn't this getting to be a bit too much. to me this is just another way of removing our freedom.
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