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post #1 of 25
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These have not been verified by this particular website, but I really got a kick out of these laws!


" United States Weird Laws

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Alabama
It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.

Dominoes may not be played on Sunday.

It is illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.





California
Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses.

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

Bathhouses are against the law. [Get the full text of this law.]

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

Women may not drive in a house coat.





Florida
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.





Kansas
Prohibits shooting rabbits from a motorboat.





Louisiana
It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.





Indiana
It is illegal for a liquor store to sell cold soft drinks.

Liquor stores may not sell milk.





Michigan
You may not swear in front of women and children in the state of Michigan.




Nebraska
It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup.




New York
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.

A license must be purchased before hanging clothes on a clothesline.

The penalty for jumping off a building is death.





North Dakota
Beer and pretzels can't be served at the same time in any bar or restaurant.

It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.





Ohio
It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday.

It is illegal to get a fish drunk.





Pennsylvania
A person is not eligible to become Governor if he/she has participated in a duel.





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

It is illegal to drive without windshield wipers. You don't need a windshield, but you must have the wipers.

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.





Wisconsin
You must manually flush all urinals in a building.

Butter substitutes are not allowed to be served in state prisons.




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post #2 of 25
That is funny! Where do they come up with these laws? Thanks for sharing it with us!
post #3 of 25
At least there's no New Jersey ones listed!
I must agree with this one though...

Alabama
It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.
post #4 of 25
Dang it. I work near the Ohio River. I was planning on getting a fish drunk today.
post #5 of 25
Gee, not only is sex with a porcupine illegal, it can be downright painful!
post #6 of 25
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Originally Posted by stormy
At least there's no New Jersey ones listed!
http://www.dumblaws.com/laws.php?sit...=184&region=30
post #7 of 25

Yikes! I asked for it didn't I!!!
These ones crack me up!

It is against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.

If you have been convicted of driving while intoxicated, you may never again apply for personalized license plates.


My brother should have been arrested for this one a long time ago!
You may not slurp your soup.

The town ones are hilarious too!!
post #8 of 25
This reminds me of the British students who intend to travel across the US and break as many of these silly laws as possible.
http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/news/arc...cked_utah.html
post #9 of 25
LOL, those Florida laws were funny!
post #10 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by stormy
Yikes! I asked for it didn't I!!!
These ones crack me up!

It is against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.

If you have been convicted of driving while intoxicated, you may never again apply for personalized license plates.


My brother should have been arrested for this one a long time ago!
You may not slurp your soup.

The town ones are hilarious too!!
For several years, I co-rented a house in Ocean City, NJ, and since then, I've considered weird laws the norm!
post #11 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by bumpy
This reminds me of the British students who intend to travel across the US and break as many of these silly laws as possible.
http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/news/arc...cked_utah.html

They really are quite silly really!
post #12 of 25
In the last house my husband and i owned, the deeds to it said we couldn't have a fence any higher than 18" on the front lawns because they wanted the estate to look the same, which i admit did look better than having different sized fences all around!. Nor could we keep pigs on the lawn

I remember saying to my husband, "so does that mean we can have a cow or a goat?!"
post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
INor could we keep pigs on the lawn

I remember saying to my husband, "so does that mean we can have a cow or a goat?!"
You couldn't keep pigs on the lawn! Were many of your neighbours planning to keep pigs?! You should have bought a goat just to get at the rule makers!
post #14 of 25
Acutally Sarah when i think about it, it's a clause in many people deeds when they buy a house?!, because theres a couple of people at work said the same.

It's must be something that happend years and years ago?!.
post #15 of 25
LOL - I think the pigs thing is a local issue - not that I'm saying anything about people in the north-east but the ones in relation to fencing/walls are very common where houses are on developments.

Added to that we're not permitted to have overland telephone wires (they all have to be buried) nor are we allowed to have caravans on the front garden or use the house for a doctor's surgery.

Up until a few years ago there was a requirement for all black cabs in London to keep a bale of hay in the boot for the horse (from the days when they were horsedrawn carriages)
post #16 of 25
That is so odd! I had better make sure that I don't buy myself a pig before I try to get on the property ladder then!

It does make me laugh the way they have these laws and then sort of forget to change them as the times change!

There is one Law loophole in Chester, from back in the day, that says you can take a Welshman within the city walls on a full moon and shoot him with a bow and arrow....why would they still leave that around!! You'd think they'd have made that illegal too, by now!

....although, I do own a bow!
post #17 of 25
Beth were not allowed caravans either, or transit vans on the drive!.

I wonder who thinks these things up??
post #18 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by rosiemac
Beth were not allowed caravans either, or transit vans on the drive!.

I wonder who thinks these things up??
Where the property is part of a development it's usually local authority planning controls at the time the development was given planning permission.

Some come from the builder who wanted to achieve a particular look - or the person who sold the land if they are still to live nearby and want to exert a kind of private planning control.

But most from the local authority.

Who thinks these things up - people like me
post #19 of 25
Oh so your to blame are you!!!! I have to deal with the planning departments for applications submitted for new illuminated signs for customers and most of the time i'm like this in the hope that they approve it!
post #20 of 25
Yep - although I've never worked for a planning department - far too bureaucratic for me. But I'm sure they've got you adopting exactly the kind of pose they would have wished for
post #21 of 25
Those are great! I'll be sure not to sing in public while wearing a bathing suit. Though...I may have already done that before. Uh-oh...I'm a criminal...
post #22 of 25
Thread Starter 
I wonder how many kids in Florida actually have a license to scateboard.
post #23 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rockcat
I wonder how many kids in Florida actually have a license to scateboard.
Probably none. We could help this fine state out by making a few citizens arrests!
post #24 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by katspixiedust
Probably none. We could help this fine state out by making a few citizens arrests!
Could you see the look on their faces when we asked for their scateboard license?
post #25 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rockcat
Could you see the look on their faces when we asked for their scateboard license?
That would just be such a laugh! Maybe you all could try it and film it for us all to see! I'd take a bodyguard though, just on the offchance!
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