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AuraAshley
January 14th, 2009, 04:27 PM
i was bored so i was looking up silly laws.<< basicly laws that are, as they sound, silly but in the past u could get arrested for it xD. here are some i know.

In Ottumwa, Iowa, "It is unlawful for any male person, within the corporate limits of the (city), to wink at any female person with whom he is unacquainted."

In Los Angeles, you cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.

In Zion, Ill., it is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animals kept as pets.

In Carmel, N.Y., a man can't go outside while wearing a jacket and pants that do not match. << Note: this law isn't silly. Write your legislators today and get this PASSED in your area now!!>>

In St. Louis, it's illegal to sit on the curb of any city street and drink beer from a bucket.

In Hartford, Conn., you aren't allowed to cross a street while walking on your hands.

In Baltimore, it's illegal to throw bales of hay from a second-story window within the city limits. It's also illegal to take a lion to the movies.

In Oxford, Ohio, it's illegal for a woman to strip off her clothing while standing in front of a man's picture.

In Carrizozo, N.M., it's forbidden for a female to appear unshaven in public (includes legs and face).

In Pennsylvania it is illegal to have over 16 women live in a house together because that constitutes a brothel...however up to 120 men can live together, without breaking the law.

In Michigan, a woman isn't allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's permission.

BakingBluePotatoe
January 15th, 2009, 09:20 AM
WTF... and they say we have rights of free speech >.>

What a country.

Mitchman
January 15th, 2009, 09:25 AM
XD lolo fashion laws enforced! Lol i love the los angeles thing. Why not they going to turn gay or something? Oh wow that picture law is hilarious. If they cant and they do how do the law enforcers know? That there is invasion of privacy.

Kazukii
January 15th, 2009, 09:35 AM
I lol'd at the Oxford Ohio one xD

NoBel_ToKYo ™
January 15th, 2009, 10:53 AM
Lol those are just RIDICULOUS. who takes a lion to the movies anyway? 0.o

Forci Stikane
January 15th, 2009, 10:57 AM
I once heard of a New York law that stated that it was illegal to wash a goat in a bathtub during certain hours.

These laws are nothing strange in particular.

the bitter end.
January 15th, 2009, 11:25 AM
In Nashville, Tennessee it's illegal to play pinball if your under 18 xD

AuraAshley
January 15th, 2009, 01:07 PM
In Nashville, Tennessee it's illegal to play pinball if your under 18 xD

ahh lol thats really funny

Jorah
January 15th, 2009, 01:39 PM
Some British ones ~

- It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.
- In London, it is illegal to flag down a taxi if you have the plague.
- In York, it is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow. (some say this is banned on Sunday's, though)
- It is treasonous to place a postage stamp bearing the British king or queen's image upside-down
- Eating mince pies on Christmas Day is banned
- It is illegal not to tell the tax man anything you do not want him to know, but legal not to tell him information you do not mind him knowing

score_under
January 15th, 2009, 01:48 PM
In Zion, Ill., it is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animals kept as pets.
That's a very sensible law. If you did give them a cigar in most countries now, you'd be done for animal cruelty.

Also, dogs tend to shy away from anything remotely hot. (Try letting one smell your hot chocolate... even though they love chocolate, they'll always stay at least a foot away from the hot drink).

Gumball Watterson
January 15th, 2009, 02:05 PM
If you want REAL insanity, you should check out these Texas Laws

Stolen Borrowed from ahajokes.


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

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.

It is unlawful for a person to consume an alcoholic beverage while operating a motor vehicle upon a public roadway, if the person is observed doing so by a peace officer.

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

When two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone.

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

You can be legally married by publically introducing a person as your husband or wife 3 times.

A city ordinance states that a person cannot go barefoot without first obtaining a special five-dollar permit.

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.

Abiline

It is illegal to idle or loiter anyplace within the corporate limits of the city for the purpose of flirting or mashing.

Austin

Wire cutters can not be carried in your pocket.

Beaumont

Collegiate football is banned at Lamar University.

Borger

It is against the law to throw confetti, rubber balls, feather dusters, whips or quirts (riding crop), and explosive firecrackers of any kind.

Clarendon

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

El Paso

Churches, hotels, halls of assembly, stores, markets, banking rooms, railroad depots, and saloons are required to provide spittoons "of a kind and number to efficiently contain expectorations into them."

Houston

Beer may not be purchased after midnight on a Sunday, but it may be purchased on Monday.

It is illegal to sell Limburger cheese on Sunday.

Galveston

It is illegal to drive a motor car down Broadway before noon on Sundays.

Jasper

Dogs must be on a leash at ALL times. Fine of 100 dollars.

LeFors

It is illegal to take more than three swallows of beer while standing.

Lubbock County

It is illegal to drive within an arm's length of alcohol - including alcohol in someone else's blood stream.

Mesquite

It is illegal for children to have unusual haircuts.

Port Arthur

Obnoxious odors may not be emitted while in an elevator.

Richardson

It is now illegal to place a "for sale" sign on a car if it visible from the street.

It is illegal to do "U Turns".

San Antonio

It is illegal for both sexes to flirt or respond to flirtation using the eyes and/or hands.

It is illegal to urinate on the Alamo.

Temple

No one may ride a horse and buggy through the town square.

You can ride your horse in the saloon.

Cattle thieves may be hanged on the spot.

Texarkana

Owners of horses may not ride them at night without tail lights.

El Gofre
January 15th, 2009, 02:17 PM
If I remember correctly in York, England, it is legal to shoot at a Scotsman with a bow and arrow so long as you are both within the city gates. The British government are also yet to abolish the law that dictates all men over the age of 14 must perform an hour of archery training per day =]

matt561
January 15th, 2009, 03:21 PM
I have some
IN ALABAMA: it is illegal to carry a comb in your pocket

IN OKLAHOMA: it's illegal to hunt whales (hmm wait a minute)

IN FRANCE: it's illegal to sell an alien doll on the champs elysees

s0nido
January 15th, 2009, 03:26 PM
OK...Those laws are very unusual. Very. It's a good thing we don't have such weird laws in Australia.

Wait...In Western Australia it is illegal to crush beercans between your breasts in the pub! A 31 year old barmaid who worked at the Premier Hotel in Pinjarra, south of Perth, ended up in court and was fined $1000.
n Australia it is compulsory to vote, even if you can not find any political candidate that you could possibly have any confidence in you still have to go to the polling station and cast your vote. As by this stage your name has been recorded as having shown up it now does not matter anymore what you actually write on the ballot paper as it can not be traced back to you so identities like Donald Duck tend to get quite a few votes even though they are not actually running in the elections.
After the february 7 elections in Queensland electoral commissioner Bob Longland said that many letters had been sent out informing people they had to pay a fine unless they had a good excuse. The ECQ collects more than $1 million from non-voters at each election. Many excuses were made and you could have walked across Moreton Bay for all the broken-down fishing boats but the best one of all was a woman whose excuse was that she was having group sex with 30 men in hippie-haven Nimbin, NSW, and could not get to a polling booth in Queensland on time to vote.

icomeanon6
January 15th, 2009, 04:12 PM
These states' constitutions do not allow "idiots" to vote:

Arkansas
Iowa
Kentucky
Mississippi
New Mexico
Ohio

These states broke new ground in the eternal battle against idiots who have the nerve to vote, and I salute them!

AuraAshley
January 15th, 2009, 04:34 PM
OK...Those laws are very unusual. Very. It's a good thing we don't have such weird laws in Australia.

Wait...In Western Australia it is illegal to crush beercans between your breasts in the pub! A 31 year old barmaid who worked at the Premier Hotel in Pinjarra, south of Perth, ended up in court and was fined $1000.
n Australia it is compulsory to vote, even if you can not find any political candidate that you could possibly have any confidence in you still have to go to the polling station and cast your vote. As by this stage your name has been recorded as having shown up it now does not matter anymore what you actually write on the ballot paper as it can not be traced back to you so identities like Donald Duck tend to get quite a few votes even though they are not actually running in the elections.
After the february 7 elections in Queensland electoral commissioner Bob Longland said that many letters had been sent out informing people they had to pay a fine unless they had a good excuse. The ECQ collects more than $1 million from non-voters at each election. Many excuses were made and you could have walked across Moreton Bay for all the broken-down fishing boats but the best one of all was a woman whose excuse was that she was having group sex with 30 men in hippie-haven Nimbin, NSW, and could not get to a polling booth in Queensland on time to vote.

ah lol thats hillarious

sometimes i wonder if these laws are sill enforced

Cassino
January 16th, 2009, 06:33 AM
Australia — it's illegal to put mirrors on your shoes in order to look up womens' skirts.
New York, US — it's illegal to traverse the sidewalk with an ice-cream cone in your pocket on a Sunday.
York, England — it is legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow if he is inside the city walls after dark.

the bitter end.
January 16th, 2009, 06:54 AM
These states' constitutions do not allow "idiots" to vote:

Arkansas
Iowa
Kentucky
Mississippi
New Mexico
Ohio

These states broke new ground in the eternal battle against idiots who have the nerve to vote, and I salute them!

Of course, the witty geniuses ^.^

I Laugh at your Misfortune!
January 16th, 2009, 01:15 PM
A few more british laws :P

-With the exception of carrots, most goods may not be sold on Sunday.
-It is illegal to be drunk on Licensed Premises
-It is illegal to stand within one hundred yards of the reigning monarch when not wearing socks
-A bed may not be hung out of a window.
-It is illegal for a lady to eat chocolates on a public conveyance.
-Any boy under the age of 10 may not see a naked mannequin.
-It is illegal for a Member of Parliament to enter the House of Commons wearing a full suit of armour.
-It is legal for a male to urinate in public, as long it is on the rear wheel of his motor vehicle and his right hand is on the vehicle.
-Suicide is punishable by death.
-In Liverpool, it is illegal for a woman to be topless in public except as a clerk in a tropical fish store.
-Anal sex is prohibited.

Aphrodite
January 16th, 2009, 01:35 PM
In Alabama, putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death and keeping an ice cream cone in your back pocket at any time is a crime. A law in Fairbanks, Alaska does not allow moose to have sex on city streets. In Alaska, you may hunt a bear safely but it is illegal to wake a bear and take a picture for photo opportunities.

Alaska is absolutely awesome.

Man of Faith
January 16th, 2009, 01:35 PM
Apparently, somewhere in California, if a nuclear device is set off within city limits, you will be fined $500.

Wait, what? D:

Tangerine Fox
January 16th, 2009, 06:19 PM
Alaska is absolutely awesome.

I've also heard that it is illegal to push a moose out of a moving airplane.



Granted, Florida isn't much better on the logical laws. It is apparently illegal to sing in a public plane while in a swimsuit or to have sexual relations with porcupines. Mmhmm.

True Reign
January 16th, 2009, 07:34 PM
England ~ Picking up abandoned baggage is an act of terrorism.
Those wishing to buy a televesion, must first buy a license.

Zimbabwe ~ Anal sex is illegal to have. Punishable my death.

I'll come up with more later.

s0nido
January 16th, 2009, 07:54 PM
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Zimbabwe ~ Anal sex is illegal to have. Punishable my death.



I'm not surprised, though. It should be; it could cause prostate and anal diseases.

Ex Trainer Ruiisu
January 16th, 2009, 08:27 PM
In new york its illegal to stick your thumb to your nose and wiggle your fingers around while in an elevator.

In New york, Women may go topless in public, providing it is not being used as a business.

In New York, It is illegal for a woman to be on the street wearing “body hugging clothing.

In New York, A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. LAWL

In New York, It is against the law to throw a ball at someone’s head for fun. (you heard them people, start throwing balls with malicious intent)
In New York, The penalty for jumping off a building is death.

In New York,

In florida, its illegal to move a passing tortoise crossing the street/highway/road, you will be fined 500 dollars if you even touch the tortoise.

In Florida, It is illegal to sell your children. damn i was so close too...

In Florida, A special law prohibits unmarried women from parachuting on Sunday or she shall risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.
In Florida, If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
In Florida, It is considered an offense to shower naked. <- now this is just retarded.
Florida, Penalty for horse theft is death by hanging. <-- who the hell steals a horse

kingofjokers
January 16th, 2009, 08:30 PM
If you're an unmarried female in Chicago you must be careful how you address any bachelors you might meet. The proper title to use is "Master," not Mister.
Drivers are required to contact the Chicago Police Department before entering the city in one of those dangerous, life-threatening contraptions known as an automobile.
A hat pin is considered a concealed weapon in Chicago. It is part of the same law that makes it illegal for people to carry switchblades.
In Chicago, it is a criminal offense for anyone except a police officer to use a slingshot.
It is illegal in Illinois for a human being to give a lighted cigar to a cat, a dog, or any other domesticated animal kept as a pet.
Illinois has a law that forbids citizens from giving whiskey to dogs.
There is a Chicago law that makes it illegal for male Chicagoans to fish in their pajamas.
It is illegal for Chicago residents to take their French poodles to the opera.
There is an Oak Park ordinance prohibiting them from crowing before six in the morning.
Illinoisians are forbidden by law to speak English. You wanna talk to da neighbors? Speak American.
Illinois cities and towns are allowed by law to force all their citizens between the ages of 21 and 50 to labor in the streets for free two days each year.
Chicago city law gives police the right to arrest for vagrancy anyone who does not carry a minimum of one dollar in his/her person.
If you ever decide to go to a dance in Chicago, make sure you don't take a nap on the dance floor, or you could get arrested.
Flying kites within Chicago city limits is forbidden by law.
It is LEGAL for anyone seventeen and under to protest naked in front of City Hall.
Illinois law prohibits people from dancing barefoot? It is also illegal for state residents to take a bath during the winter.
thats what i copied from my text book

>Feelings<
January 17th, 2009, 05:42 AM
Oh man, all these are too downright stupid and ancient, but funny anyways XD.

AuraAshley
January 17th, 2009, 07:23 AM
In Philippines, cars whose license plates end with a 1 or 2 are not allowed on the roads on Monday, 3 or 4 on Tuesday, 5 or 6 on Wednesday, 7 or 8 on Thursday, and 9 or 0 on Friday from 7:00 AM onwards to keep roads free of traffic jams.
In Singapore, it is illegal to come within 50 meters of a pedestrian crossing marker on any street.
In South Korea, traffic policemen are required to report all bribes that they receive from motorists.
In Sweden, prostitution is legal but it is illegal to use the services of a prostitute.
In Switzerland, it is illegal to flush the toilet after 10 PM.
In Thailand, it is illegal to leave your house without wearing underwear.

Idiot!
January 18th, 2009, 02:47 AM
All these nonsense made me think: why are they there in the first place?

The Post Count
January 18th, 2009, 06:04 AM
In Hartford, Conn., you aren't allowed to cross a street while walking on your hands.


XD How the hell did they come up with that one? XD

Trap-Eds
January 18th, 2009, 11:14 AM
In Arizona:

There is a possible 25 years in prison for cutting down a cactus.

Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs.

It is unlawful to refuse a person a glass of water. <<kinda funny, Arizona's a desert xD

You may not have more than two dildos in a house. <<What the heck is a dildo?!

If you bother the cottontails or bullfrogs, you will be fined.

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

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

Women may not wear pants. [in Tuscon] <<What the heck?? This isn't the 1800's!!

In New York:

Women may go topless in public, providing it is not being used as a business.

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

The penalty for jumping off a building is death. << xDDDDD

A person may not walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in his/her pocket. << What if it's an ice cream sundae?

During a concert, it is illegal to eat peanuts and walk backwards on the sidewalks.

Websites: http://www.dumblaws.com/laws/united-states/new-york http://www.dumblaws.com/laws/united-states/arizona

Aokiji
January 18th, 2009, 12:32 PM
Those are some stupid laws. xD

Ceilidh
January 25th, 2009, 11:47 AM
lmfao =)) =)) it makes me wonder who actually thought these laws up.