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14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/29/07 - 1:28:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
Lmao....
Anyways Jesse inspired me, and is a sloght twist on his journal.

What are the blue laws in your state that are just plain weird?

Maine:

Shotguns are required to be taken to church in the event of a Native American attack.


You may not step out of a plane in flight.


After January 14th you will be charged a fine for having your Christmas decorations still up.(this is still enforced!)

It is illegal to expectorate from any second-story window.

Advertisements may not be placed in cemeteries.

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/29/07 - 1:32:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ohio:

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.

Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.

It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday. (There are whales in Lake Erie?!)

It is illegal to get a fish drunk.

The Ohio driver's education manual states that you must honk the horn whenever you pass another car.

Participating or conducting a duel is prohibited.

Breast feeding is not allowed in public. ()

It is illegal for more than five women to live in a house.

No one may be arrested on Sunday or on the Fourth of July.

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/29/07 - 1:32:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's illegal to worry squirrels in La Crosse.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/29/07 - 1:33:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
Alaska:

Moose may not be viewed from an airplane.

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

It is considered an offense to push a live moose out of a moving airplane.
In Anchorage where I live:

No one may tie their pet dog to the roof of a car.

It is illegal to string a wire across any road.

Persons may not live in a trailer as it is being hauled across the city.

Plus...

We are the only state that DOESN'T have "Sunday" laws. Yay for us!

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/29/07 - 1:33:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
The Ohio driver's education manual states that you must honk the horn whenever you pass another car.

maybe that is a good idea??

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/29/07 - 1:35:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's against the law to sing off key

Elephants may not be used to plow cotton fields.

If a man and a woman who aren't married go to a hotel/motel and register themselves as married then, according to state law, they are legally married.

Organizations may not hold their meetings while the members present are in costume.

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/29/07 - 1:38:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
For Idaho..

Illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.

You may not fish on a camel's back.

Riding a merry-go-round on Sundays is considered a crime.

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/29/07 - 1:41:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
In Chester: You are allowed to shoot [with a bow and arrow] welshmen between sundown and sunrise - goes back to the days of wars between the English and the Welsh - 12th and 13th century, I think.

In London: Cabbies are allowed to urinate in public, up against their vehicle's wheels. Comes from the days of horse-drawn hansom cabs. If a cabbie left to go for a wee, the horse would bolt, causing mayhem.

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/29/07 - 1:43:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
In South Carolina: By law, if a man promises to marry an unmarried woman, the marriage must take place.

Fortune tellers are required to obtain a special permit from the state.

Horses may not be kept in bathtubs.

A permit must be obtained to fire a missle.

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.

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/29/07 - 1:45:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/29/2007 1:41:34 PM chips2001 wrote:
In London: Cabbies are allowed to urinate in public, up against their vehicle's wheels. Comes from the days of horse-drawn hansom cabs. If a cabbie left to go for a wee, the horse would bolt, causing mayhem.

Heh...especially if they took a wee a lil too close!

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/29/07 - 1:46:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
#16!

some great ones!

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/29/07 - 1:47:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/29/2007 1:41:34 PM chips2001 wrote:
In Chester: You are allowed to shoot [with a bow and arrow] welshmen between sundown and sunrise - goes back to the days of wars between the English and the Welsh - 12th and 13th century, I think.

I'll be staying away from Chester...
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/29/07 - 1:48:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
In Pennsylvania:

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

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 special cleaning ordinance bans housewives from hiding dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling.
You may not sing in the bathtub.

Fireworks stores may not sell fireworks to Pennsylvania residents.

You may not catch a fish with your hands.

You may not catch a fish by any body part except the mouth.
Dynamite is not to be used to catch fish.

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/29/07 - 1:49:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
Connecticut:

A local ordinance in Atwoodville, Connecticut prohibits people from playing Scrabble while waiting for a politician to speak.

A pickle is not officially a pickle unless it bounces

In Connecticut any dogs with tattoos must be reported to the police.

In Connecticut it is illegal to pirouette while crossing the street

In Devon, Connecticut, it is unlawful to walk backwards after sunset.

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

No one may use a white cane, unless they are blind.

You may not educate dogs.

You are not allowed to walk across a street on your hands.

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/29/07 - 1:53:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Candy may not contain more than 1% of alcohol.

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.

A woman can not be on top in sexual activities.

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

Tomatoes may not be used in the production of clam chowder.
Tattooing and body piercing is illegal.

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/29/07 - 1:54:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
In Maryland, where I grew up:

It's illegal to throw bales of hay from a second-story window within the city limits.

It's illegal to take a lion to the movies.

Though you may spit on a city roadway, spitting on city sidewalks is prohibited.

You may not curse inside the city limits.

It is a violation of city code to sell chicks or ducklings to a minor within 1 week of the Easter holiday.

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/29/07 - 1:59:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
PALDING, OH
A police officer may bite a dog to quiet him.1

ZION, IL
It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animals kept as pets.1

VENTURA COUNTY, CA
Cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit.2

HARTFORD, CT
It is illegal to educate dogs.1

OKLAHOMA
People who make "ugly faces" at dogs may be fined and/or jailed.2

NEVADA
It is "legal" to hang a person for shooting your dog on your property (but it's not legal to drive a camel on the highway).

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/29/07 - 1:59:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
One may not dye a duckling blue and offer it for sale unless more than six are offered for sale at once.

It's illegal to fish with a bow and arrow in Kentucky(difficult, I'd imagine, as well)

And city laws:
Owensboro:
One may not receive anal sex(but giving is fine, I suppose?)

A woman may not buy a hat without her husband's permission.
Uh-oh. Will y'all visit me in jail?

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/29/07 - 2:00:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
Oral sex is also illegal in Missouri, apparently.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/29/07 - 2:01:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
In Texas, it's against the law for anyone to have a pair of pliers in his or her possession.

In Philadelphia, you can't put pretzels in bags based on an Act of 1760.

Alaska law says that you can't look at a moose from an airplane.

In Corpus Christie, Texas, it is illegal to raise alligators in your home.

In Miami, it is forbidden to imitate an animal.

It is against the law to mispronounce the name of the State of Arkansas in that State.

In Illinois, the law is that a car must be driven with the steering wheel.

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/29/07 - 2:02:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/29/2007 1:28:43 PM falconwing wrote:
After January 14th you will be charged a fine for having your Christmas decorations still up.(this is still enforced!)

My dad never listens to that one. And yes, I live in Maine

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/29/07 - 2:03:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
( Oh, and btw, i am totally sexay, just a rebel)

(The no caps and tongue sticking out is to indicate that I'm kidding, y'all, don't go shattering my illusions and stuff, k?)

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/29/07 - 2:05:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
It the state of Michigan, you cannot tie your alligator to a fire hydrant.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/29/07 - 2:05:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/29/2007 2:02:56 PM darkflames14 wrote:
On 6/29/2007 1:28:43 PM falconwing wrote: After January 14th you will be charged a fine for having your Christmas decorations still up.(this is still enforced!) My dad never listens to that one. And yes, I live in Maine

Midcoast? Inland, up north???


LMAO Inno...no worries on THAT note *chortles*

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/29/07 - 2:06:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/29/2007 2:05:15 PM Djm984 wrote:
It the state of Michigan, you cannot tie your alligator to a fire hydrant.

In Rochester, Michigan, the law is that anyone bathing in public must have the bathing suit inspected by a police officer !


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