Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Those Crazy Old Laws

Courtesy of: www.Cybersalt.org

Most of these are certainly outdated. But it's funny to think they ever were laws.

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

- In New York, it is against the law to throw a ball at someone's head for fun.

- In order for a pickle to officially be considered a pickle in Connecticut, it must bounce.

- To keep any of the incarcerated beasts from picking up bad habits, the town of Manville, NJ decreed that it is illegal to feed whiskey or offer cigarettes to animals at the local zoo.

- If you sell hollow logs in Tennessee, you are breaking the law.

- Compulsive gamblers stay out of Richmond, VA: it is even illegal to flip a coin in a restaurant to see who pays for the coffee.

- Don't bother the butterflies in Pacific Grove, CA unless you have an extra $500 for the offense.

- The same is true for bullfrogs and cottontails in Hayden, AZ. where disturbing them in the city limits is against the law.

- Have it your way, but don't share it in OK. This state forbids a person from taking a bite out of another person's hamburger.

- Need a radio on Sunday? In Spokane, WA, you can buy one on the Sabbath, but forget about purchasing a television!

- In the state of New York, you need a license to use a clothesline outdoors.

- If any retirees from the circus are thinking about settling down and farming in NC, they are forwarned right here and now that it is against the law in this state to use elephants to plow cotton fields!

- It is illegal to take more than 2 baths a month within Boston confines.

- In Calgary there is a by-law that is still on the books that requires businesses within the city to provide rails for tying up horses.

- In the England it is illegal to sell most goods on a Sunday, (this law is mostly ignored), it is however legal to sell a carrot. It is also legal to sell it at any price and to give free gifts with it, such as anything else one might want to buy on a Sunday!

2 comments:

labdancer51 said...

lolol!  I must try bouncing a pickle...! ;-)

Sandra xxxx

redonionsauce said...

It is illegal to lie a horse to a post in Manhattan on Fifth Ave.  It is also illegal to eat anything on the streets of Southhampton NY.  The best one is it is illegal in the state of New York to do anything but drive when you are behind the wheel.  There is a law in the Penal Code that says you can not eat, drink, smoke or do anything else but drive the vehicle.  No one believes me, but I did see it in the Penal Code under V & T.