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    Dumb Laws! - funny stuff -

    At a wake, mourners may eat no more than three sandwiches.

    Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.

    An old ordinance declares goatees illegal unless you first pay a special license fee for the privilege of wearing one in public.

    Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of their taxi during their shifts.

    All men must carry a rifle to church on Sunday.

    Hunting on Sundays is prohibited.

    It is illegal to go to bed without first having a full bath.

    A woman can not be on top in sexual activities.

    No gorilla is allowed in the back seat of any car.

    Tattooing and body piercing is illegal. (Repealed)

    Children may smoke, but they may not purchase cigarettes.

    Tomatoes may not be used in the production of clam chowder.

    Quakers and witches are banned.

    Bullets may not be used as currency.

    Massachusetts liquor stores can only open on Sundays if they are in Berkshire, Essex, Franklin, Middlesex or Worcester counties and are within 10 miles of the Vermont or New Hampshire borders.

    Alcoholic drink specials are illegal.

    Public boxing matches are outlawed.

    Shooting ranges may not set up targets that resemble human beings.

    It is illegal to give beer to hospital patients.

    Candy may not contain more than 1% of alcohol.







    http://dumblaws.com/states/index.html

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    yeah this has been posted before. still so funny though. CT has one wehre bikes may not go over 65 m/ph

    check out dumb bumber stickers too, its linked there.

    edit:
    * You can be stopped by the police for biking over 65 miles per hour.
    * In order for a pickle to officially be considered a pickle, it must bounce.
    * It is illegal to dispose of used razor blades.
    * You cannot buy any alcohol after 8pm or on Sundays.
    o Get the full text of this law.
    * It is illegal to discharge a firearm from a public highway.
    o Get the full text of this law.
    * Town records may not be kept where liquor is sold.
    o Get the full text of this law.

    Devon

    * It is unlawful to walk backwards after sunset.

    Guilford

    * Only white Christmas lights are allowed for display.

    Hartford

    * You aren't allowed to cross a street while walking on your hands.
    * You may not educate dogs.
    * It is illegal for a man to kiss his wife on Sunday.

    New Britain

    * It is illegal for fire trucks to exceed 25mph, even when going to a fire.

    Rocky Hill

    * An arcade may not have more than a total of four amusement devices such as ping-pong tables, pinball machines, or shuffleboard tables.
    o Get the full text of this law.

    Southington

    * Silly string is banned.
    o Why does this law exist?

    Waterbury

    * It is illegal for any beautician to hum, whistle, or sing while working on a customer.

    for the brits
    England Laws

    * Under the reign of Elizabeth I, any person found guilty of "harboring a Catholic priest" would be tortured or even hanged. Any priest of the Catholic faith that was caught would be hanged, drawn, and quartered.
    * With the exception of carrots, most goods may not be sold on Sunday.
    * All English males over the age 14 are to carry out 2 or so hours of longbow practice a week supervised by the local clergy.
    o Why does this law exist?
    * London Hackney Carriages (taxis/cabs) must carry a bale of hay and a sack of oats. (Repealed 1976)
    o Why does this law exist?
    * The severest Penaltys will be suffered by any commoner who doth permit his animal to have carnal knowledge of a pet of the Royal House (enacted by George I)
    * It is illegal to be drunk on Licensed Premises (in a pub or bar).
    * It is illegal for two adult men to have sex in the same house as a third person.
    o Why does this law exist?
    * Any person found breaking a boiled egg at the sharp end will be sentenced to 24 hours in the village stocks (enacted by Edward VI).
    * It is illegal to stand within one hundred yards of the reigning monarch when not wearing socks (enacted by Edward VI)
    * Chelsea Pensioners may not be impersonated.
    o Why does this law exist?
    * A bed may not be hung out of a window.
    * It is illegal for a lady to eat chocolates on a public conveyance.
    * During his reign, Oliver Cromwell banned the eating of mince pies on Christmas day, as they were insufficiently Puritan.
    o Get the full text of this law.
    o Why does this law exist?
    * Any boy under the age of 10 may not see a naked manequin.
    * It is illegal to leave baggage unattended.
    o Why does this law exist?
    * Picking up abandoned baggage is an act of terrorism.
    o Why does this law exist?
    * Those wishing to purchase a television must also buy a license.
    o Why does this law exist?
    * It is illegal for a Member of Parliament to enter the House of Commons wearing a full suit of armour.
    o Why does this law exist?
    * Destroying or defacing money is illegal.
    * If a steam locomotive is driven on roads, a man must walk in front of the vehicle with a red flag during the day and a red lantern at night to warn passersby.
    * All steam locomotives are limited to 4mph on roads.
    * Anal sex is prohibited.
    * You may not make out in public.
    * 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.
    o Why does this law exist?
    * Committing suicide is classified as a capital crime.
    * Interfering with the mail or sleeping with the consort of the Queen is classed as treason, and as such, carries a maximum penalty of death.
    * Placing a postage stamp that bears the Queen (or King) upside down is considered treason.
    * One may not "blemish the peace".
    * A license is required to keep a lunatic.
    * Damaging the grass is illegal.
    * Jesuits, Seminary Priests and other suchlike disobedient Persons must be banished.
    o Get the full text of this law.
    * Since 1313, MPs are not allowed to don armor in Parliament.
    o Get the full text of this law.

    Chester

    * You can only shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside the city walls and after midnight.

    Hereford

    * You may not shoot a Welsh person on Sunday with a longbow in the Cathedral Close.

    Liverpool

    * It is illegal for a woman to be topless in public except as a clerk in a tropical fish store.

    London

    * Companies may vote in local elections.
    * No cows may be driven down the roadway between 10 AM and 7 PM unless there is prior approval from the Commissioner of Police.
    o Get the full text of this law.

    York

    * Excluding Sundays, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow.

    Isle of Man

    * Crossbows are banned
    o Get the full text of this law.

    Isle of Sark

    * All land must be left to the eldest son.
    o Get the full text of this law.
    * Divorces are outlawed.
    o Get the full text of this law.
    Last edited by Hansel; September 2nd, 2003 at 10:44 AM.
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