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scottish2 
Posted: 22-Oct-2003, 04:25 PM
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You should all visit this website. You might actually get a laugh at some of the stupid laws government has on the books then you'll wonder why we let politicians waste so much time effort and our money writing such rediculous laws. Here is a few examples.

http://www.stupidlaws.com/

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Hunting camels is prohibited in Arizona


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Stop that Black Beauty!
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In Marshalltown, Iowa, horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants.


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You are under arrest for not listening!
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In Ohio, if you ignore an orator on Decoration day to such an extent as to publicly play croquet or pitch horseshoes within one mile of the speaker's stand, you can be fined $25.00.


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The candy is on the back of the truck!
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It is illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds in Idaho


If you want more pages of stupid laws here is the search results. Turned up over 13,000 pages. I'm sure some are irrelevent but not all of them are.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-...2stupid+laws%22
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Posted: 22-Oct-2003, 07:25 PM
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I do not know if this was in the website you mentioned, but:

It is illegal to walk an alligator, on a leash, down the sidewalks in Troy, Ohio.

Can anyone picture that?


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Posted: 22-Oct-2003, 07:33 PM
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Well around here I can picture it being we have them around here but would still be a stupid law.
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  Posted: 22-Oct-2003, 07:53 PM
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These are from my State of Missouri!

It is illegal to have oral sex.

Single men between the ages of twenty-one and fifty must pay an annual tax of one dollar (enacted 1820).

It is not illegal to speed. (Try telling THAT to the highway patrol!)

Hardobjects may not be thrown by hand.

Worrying squirrels will not be tolerated.

Minors are not allowed to purchase cap pistols, however they may buy shotguns freely.

Installation of bathtubs with four legs resembling animal paws is prohibited.

It is illegal for more than four unrelated persons to occupy the same dwelling (The Brothel Law).

Four women may not rent an apartment together.

Frightening a baby is in violation of the law.

It shall be unlawful to provide beer or other intoxicants to elephants.






It's illegal to sit on the curb of any city street and drink beer from a bucket. This law refers back to the extinct Italian celebration, Hill Day, when beer was served in buckets.


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Posted: 22-Oct-2003, 09:16 PM
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Maryellen not critizing you just critizing the law don't want my responses to be misinterpreted.

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It is illegal to have oral sex.


Yeah right and how are the authorities going to know?

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Single men between the ages of twenty-one and fifty must pay an annual tax of one dollar (enacted 1820).


Is this actually collected do you know?

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It is not illegal to speed. (Try telling THAT to the highway patrol!)


next time you get a ticket tell the cop you'll sue him for false prosection and possibly false arrest. See what he says then. Then show up with the law and shut the dumb cop down.

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Hardobjects may not be thrown by hand.


Humm wonder what baseball fans say about this law?

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Worrying squirrels will not be tolerated.


Oh great so what are we going to do invite the pet Psychic down to talk to them?

Well just to pick on a few.
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Posted: 22-Oct-2003, 09:28 PM
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Here's some from my state of South Carolina

By law, if a man promises to marry an unmarried woman, the marriage must take place.

A railroad my not remove itself from a town of more than five hundred people.

No work may be done on Sunday.

An exception to the above law is that light bulbs may be sold.

It is considered an offense to get a tattoo.

Horses may not be kept in bathtubs.

A permit must be obtained to fire a missle. jawdrop.gif jawdrop.gif jawdrop.gif

It is illegal to give or receive oral sex in South Carolina.

When approaching a four way or blind intersection in a non-horse driven vehicle you must stop 100 ft from the intersection and discharge a firearm into the air to warn horse traffic.

It is perfectly legal to beat your wife on the court house steps on Sundays.

Every adult male must bring a rifle to church on Sunday in order to ward off Indian attacks.

It is a capital offense to inadvertently kill someone while attempting suicide.

A person must be eighteen years old to play a pinball machine.

The Fire Department may blow up your house. This law was made so that the fire department could create a fire brake.

Horses are to wear pants at all times.

The drinking age on Furman University campus is 60 years old.

Eating watermelons in the Magnolia Street cemetery is forbidden.

It is illegal to communicate with a woman using obscene messages.

Charleston

It is against the law to drive a motorized vehicle on King Street.

Lancaster County

It is illegal to dance in public in Lancaster.

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Posted: 23-Oct-2003, 11:21 AM
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In Indiana:

One may not sniff glue.

A person must get a referral from a licensed physician if he or she wishes to see a hypnotist unless the desired procedure is to quit smoking or lose weight.

Baths may not be taken between the months of October and March.

It is illegal to sell cars on Sunday.

Oral sex is illegal.

A man over the age of 18 may be arrested for statutory rape if the passenger in his car is not wearing her socks and shoes, and is under the age of 17.

It is against the law to pass a horse on the street.

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

Liquor stores may not sell milk.

Grocery stores may not sell any type of cold liquor.

You can get out of paying for a dependent's medical care by praying for him/her.

One man may not back into a parking spot becasue it prevents police officers from seeing the license plate.

Smoking in the state legislature building is banned, except when the legislature is in session.

Check forgery can be punished with public flogging up to 100 stripes.

Pedestrians crossing the highway at night are prohibited from wearing tail lights.

No one may catch a fish with his bare hands.

Men are prohibited from standing in a bar.

You are not allowed to carry a cocktail from the bar to a table. The waiter or waitress has to do it.

Drinks on the house are illegal.

Drinking from your own bottle in a bar can lead to your arrest.

You are required to pour your drink into a glass.

"Spiteful Gossip" and "talking behind a person's back" are illegal.

State government officials who engage in private duels can be dismissed from their post.

All males 18 to 50 years old must work six days a year on public roads.

Mustaches are illegal if the bearer has a tendency to habitually kiss other humans.

Hotel sheets must be exactly 99 inches long and 81 inches wide.

If any person has a puppet show, wire dancing or tumbling act in the state of Indiana and receives money for it, they will be fined $3 under the Act to Prevent Certain Immoral Practices.

Anyone 14 or older who profanely curses, damns or swears by the name of God, Jesus Christ or the Holy Ghost, shall be fined one to three dollars for each offense, with a maximum fine of ten dollars per day.

A three dollar fine per pack will be imposed on anyone playing cards in Indiana under the Act for the Prevention of Gaming.

The value of Pi is 4, and not 3.1415.

It is illegal for a man to be sexually aroused in public.


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Posted: 23-Oct-2003, 12:35 PM
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OK I've had my laugh now back to sniffing my glue and not taking my bath since it's October LOL laugh.gif
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Posted: 23-Oct-2003, 06:20 PM
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Oral sex seems to be illegal in many states. I wonder if it condoned in Leviticus or somewhere and thats why? some seem to be bible related, just different intrepretations, like don't work on Sunday and don't swear God.
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Posted: 25-Oct-2003, 04:37 PM
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I just thought of another stupid one in my area. (Piqua, Ohio)

It is illegal to transport alcohol in either Opened or Closed Containers in your vehicle.

However my question is, how is the alcohol transported to the stores to be sold?

Note: You may purchase the alcohol in Stores, Carry-outs and Drive Thru unsure.gif
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Posted: 28-Oct-2003, 12:33 PM
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Yeah I wondered that also. How also would you transport it home after legally buying it at a store? unsure.gif
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