Saturday, September 19, 2009

Our Wonderful Legal System

This is a list of stupid laws in various states that I got from one of my law professors.
I noticed that California has the most... no surprise there!

• It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.
• It is illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.
• Putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death.
• It is legal to drive the wrong way down a one-way street if you have a lantern attached to the front of your automobile.
• You must have windshield wipers on your car.
• Men may not spit in front of the opposite sex.

• Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.
• It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.
• No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.
• Many animals are illegal to own as pets, including snails, sloths, and elephants.
• Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.
• It is illegal for a man to beat his wife with a strap wider than 2 inches without her consent.
• It is illegal to cry on the witness stand.
• Molesting butterflies can result in a $500 fine.
• It is illegal for a secretary to be alone in a room with her boss.
• One may not carry a lunch down the street between 11 and 1 o'clock.
• Persons classified as "ugly" may not walk down any street.
• It is illegal to pile horse manure more than six feet high on a street corner.

• If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
• Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal.
• You may not fart in a public place after 6 P.M. on Thursdays.
• It is considered an offense to shower naked.
• You are not allowed to break more than three dishes per day, or chip the edges of more than four cups and/or saucers.

• It is illegal to use profanity in front of a dead body which lies in a funeral home or in a coroner’s office.
• Signs are required to be written in English.
• It is against the law to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.
• One man may not be on another man's back.
• It is illegal for a chicken to cross the road.
• Though it is illegal to spit from a car or bus, citizens may spit from a truck.

• It's illegal to keep a mule on the second floor of a building not in a city unless there are 2 exits.
• It's illegal to sell fewer than 24 ducklings at a time before May 1, or to sell rabbits, chicks, or ducklings that have been painted a different color.
• No gorilla is allowed in the back seat of any car.
• Children may smoke, but they may not purchase cigarettes.
• Affiliation with the Communist party is illegal.
• It is illegal to frighten a pigeon.
• Peeping in the windows of automobiles is forbidden.

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