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Hey everybody!

So in Physics today, to keep us paying attention, my physics teacher puller up a bunch of dumb laws. They made me laugh pretty hard.

Here's some from my homeland of Canada! Woot-woot! LOL

In the City of Edmonton: If you are released from prison, it is required that you are given a handgun with bullets and a horse, so you can ride out of town.

When raining, a person may not water his/her lawn.

If you have a water trough in your front yard it must be filled by 5:00 a.m

You may never use dice to play craps. (what else are you going to play with!?!)

Citizens may not publicly remove bandages

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

In Alaska: (these are good!)

You may not throw an intoxicated moose out of a moving airplane. (First off, how do you get a moose drunk? Second, how do you get a drunk moose on and airplane? Third, how do you throw a drunk moose out of a moving airplane? Fourth, Why did they need to make this law?!?!)

Bear wrestling matches are prohibited.

You may not drive barefooted.

It is considered an offense to open an umbrella on a street, for fear of spooking horses.

It is illegal to sell peanuts in Lee County after sundown on Wednesday.

Dominoes may not be played on Sunday.

It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.

Putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death.

Boogers may not be flicked into the wind.

Women are able to retain all property they owned prior to marriage in the case of divorce. However, this provision does not apply to men. ( I like that one!!)

It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle. (NO DUH!!!)

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This is another law in Texas that makes not even an ounce of sense:

A recently passed anti-crime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either verbally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed.

As if this would ever happen.......wait a sec it might in Hazzard....'smirks...'

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This is an awesome post! Thanks GL Girl! You inspired me to look up some dumb Ohio Laws, because um, well there are a lot of Duke fans on here who are buckeyes and I have some friends there so... Here are some dumb Ohio Laws.

1) Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.

2) It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday. (As if you could find a whale in Ohio? What? Let's fish for whales in Lake Erie? Bahahaha! Yeah right.)

3) It is illegal to get a fish drunk. (Go tell all the Islanders in Lake Erie that! By the way, how do you get a fish drunk?)

4) It is illegal for more than five women to live in a house. (Sometimes I wonder how more than five women could live together? At my house we have problems with just having two under the same roof! LOL)

5) No one may be arrested on Sunday or on the Fourth of July. (Woohoo! I know on what days I'm going to fishing for whales, get fish drunk, wear patent leather shoes, and rent a house with four other women in it!)

I'll post some city ones at a later date. This is a cool thread! Thanks GL!

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There are some from the great state of PA...

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No more than two packages of beer at a time may be purchased, unless you are buying from an official "beer distributor"

You may not catch a fish by any body part except the mouth.

You may not catch a fish with your hands.

(this is except if you get them drunk in Ohio)

It it illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors.

You may not sing in the bathtub.

(There goes my Saturday night)

Fireworks stores may not sell fireworks to Pennsylvania residents.

Dynamite is not to be used to catch fish.

(We apparently like to blow up things too)

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.

(16!?!?!)

Though you do not need a fishing license to fish on your own land, but a hunting license is required to hunt on your own land.

Any motorist driving along a country road at night must stop every mile and send up a rocket signal, wait 10 minutes for the road to be cleared of livestock, and continue.

A person is not eligible to become Governor if he/she has participated in a duel.

Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass. If the horses appear skittish, the motorist must take his car apart, piece by piece, and hide it under the nearest bushes.

Ministers are forbidden from performing marriages when either the bride or groom is drunk.

All liquor stores must be run by the state.

A special cleaning ordinance bans housewives from hiding dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling.

It is contrary to Pennsylvania law to discharge a gun, cannon, revolver or other explosive weapon at a wedding

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There are some from the great state of PA...

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Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass. If the horses appear skittish, the motorist must take his car apart, piece by piece, and hide it under the nearest bushes.

ROFLMAO. I wanna see the law book this one's from. Khee!

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There are some from the great state of PA...

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You may not catch a fish with your hands.

(this is except if you get them drunk in Ohio)

Now Doc, if the fish is caught with a beer can but released into the Ohio River and swims to Ohio? Is that illegal? Or is a fish caught with your hands in Ohio, that slips through your fingers and gets with your beer can in PA illegal?

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I found some that just plain cracked me up....

Kentucky

1. In Lexington, Kentucky, it is against the law to carry an ice cream cone in your pocket.

2. In Owensboro, Kentucky, it is illegal for a woman to buy a new hat without her husband trying it on first. (how many husband are going to do that for there wives)

3. In Kentucky, no female is allowed to appear in a bathing suit on a highway unless she is escorted by at least two police officers, or armed with a club.

Hawaii:

1. In Hawaii it is illegal to insert pennies into your ear.

Georgia:

1. Georgia has a law prohibiting people from saying 'oh boy' in public.

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Loving this thread! Here are some funny ones from here in West Virginia:

Whistling underwater is prohibited. (Who's going to hear that?!)

A person may be placed in jail for up to six months for making fun of someone who does not accept a challege.

One may not walk a lion, tiger or leopard, even on a leash. (Why would anyone want to do that?)

It is legal to beat your wife so long as it is done in public on Sunday, on the courthouse steps. (I think I would be far away from the courthouse on Sundays)

No children may attend school with their breath smelling of "wild onions." (I think every kid would do this just to get out of school!)

It is unlawful for chickens to lay eggs before 8AM and after 4PM. (You try making the chicken wait to lay her egg until after 4!)

And last but not least...Roadkill may be taken home for supper.

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I would think that whistling under water is about as easy as smoking under water. LOL.

Apparently, all lollipops are banned in Washington state. Here are some more dumb Washington laws.

It is mandatory for a motorist with criminal intentions to stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is entering the town.

It is illegal to pretend one's parents are rich.

People may not buy a mattress on Sunday.

When two trains come to a crossing, neither shall go until the other has passed.

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I can't find many dumb laws for Ireland (I'm sure we're not short of them), although up until a couple of years ago, all the road signs gave distances in kilometers while speed limits were in miles per hour - we're all in kilometers now. Here's some dumb laws from Britain:

It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.

It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside-down.

Mince pies cannot be eaten on Christmas Day.

A pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants, including (if she requests) in a policeman’s helmet.

It is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament in a suit of armour.

London Hackney Carriage drivers (taxis/cabs) must carry a bale of hay and a bucket to feed and water his horse.

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.

In the city of York, it is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow.

It is illegal to be drunk on licensed premises.

In London it is illegal to hail a taxi while suffering from bubonic plague.

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.

Mufn - here's a couple more from Washington that I discovered along the way:

In Seattle it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon that is over 6 feet in length.

In Seattle if a woman is sitting on a man's lap while riding a bus, train, or trolley, there must be a pillow between them.

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Dumb animal laws

IN NEVADA

It is illegal to drive a camel on a highway

IN VERMONT

At one time it was illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole (I assume it would be legal now)

IN ALASKA

While it is legal to shoot bears, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited

IN ARIZONA

Hunting camels is prohibited

IN ARKANSAS

Alligators may not be kept in bathtubs (So keep them in your refrigerator)

IN CALFORNIA

It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale (Well I should have seen that coming)

IN DENVER, COLORADO

The dog catcher must notify dogs of impounding by posting, for three consecutive days, a notice on a tree in the city park and along a public road running through said park (Because dogs can read?)

IN FLORIA

If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle

and

Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal

IN GEORGIA

Donkeys may not be kept in bathtubs (What is it with people keeping animals in bathtubs?)

IN IDAHO

You may not fish on a camel’s back

and if fishing in Boise not from a giraffe's back either

IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

It is illegal to give a dog whiskey

and

It is forbidden to fish while sitting on a giraffe’s neck

IN INDIANA

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

IN MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA

Horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants

IN KANSAS

Rabbits may not be shot from motorboats

AND

The state game rule prohibits the use of mules to hunt ducks

IN KENTUCKY

One may not dye a duckling blue and offer it for sale unless more than six are for sale at once

AND

It is illegal to fish with a bow and arrow in Kentucky

IN BALITMORE, MARYLAND

It’s illegal to take a lion to the movies

IN MASSACHUSETTS

No gorilla is allowed in the back seat of any car (so take him with you in the front seat)

IN MINNESOTA

A person may not cross state lines with a duck atop his head

IN NEBRASKA

It is Illegal to go whale fishing

IN NEW JERSEY

It is illegal to delay or detain a homing pigeon

IN NORTH CAROLINA

Elephants may not be used to plow cotton fields

IN OKLAHOMA

Fish may not be contained in fishbowls while on a public bus

IN PENNSYLVANIA

Though you do not need a fishing license to fish on your own land, but a hunting license is required to hunt on your own land

IN RHODE ISLAND

Riding a horse over any public highway for the purpose of racing, or testing the speed of the horse is illegal

IN SOUTH CAROLINA

Horses may not be kept in bathtubs

IN SOUTH DAKOTA

No horses are allowed into Fountain Inn unless they are wearing pants

IN TENNESSEE

Skunks may not be carried into the state (Bet you could walk them on a leash)

AND

It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish

IN TEXAS

It is illegal for one to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.

AND

It is illegal to milk another person’s cow

IN UTAH

Birds have the right of way on all highways

IN VIRGINIA

No animal may be hunted for on Sunday with the exception of raccoons, which may be hunted until 2:00 AM

IN WEST VIRGINIA

It is legal for a male to have sex with an animal as long as it does not exceed 40 lbs

IN WISCONSIN

Livestock have the right-of-way on public roads

AND FINALLY

IN WYOMING

You may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to April without an official permit

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