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Odd US laws

Post by x9200 » Mon, 15 Apr 2013 11:43 am

http://www.harford.edu/faculty/dvolkart ... e_laws.htm

Alabama

In Jasper, it is illegal for a husband to beat his wife with a stick larger in diameter than his thumb.
It is illegal to play Dominos 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.

Alaska

In Fairbanks, it is illegal to feed alcoholic beverages to a moose.
While it is legal to shoot bears, waking sleeping bears for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited.


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Post by zzm9980 » Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:38 pm

I'm pretty sure most of the items on the list are just bizarre interpretations of various laws that are technically accurate, but never enforced:


If you've ever been to the Midwest, you'll agree with this one though:

In Guernee (Illinois), it is illegal for women weighing more than 200 pounds to ride horses in shorts.

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Post by x9200 » Mon, 15 Apr 2013 3:37 pm

Surely they are "dead" but still it's funny to see something like this just because somebody have not bothered to remove it. One of the reasons could be they are not only not enforced but simply ineffective. I.e. even if I have the right size of the stick I would unlikely be allowed to hit my wife with it as she is protected by some different law.

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Post by JR8 » Mon, 15 Apr 2013 6:47 pm

In London it is legal to urinate on the street, as long as you shout 'In pain!' three times before doing so.

I believe this dates from when there were no public toilets.

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