Really strange Laws 2  

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10/7/2005 2:51 pm

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Really strange Laws 2


Any couple making out inside a vehicle, and accidentally sounding the horn during their lustful act, may be taken to jail according to a Liberty Corner, New Jersey law.

In Ames, Iowa, a husband may not take more than three gulps of beer while lying in bed with his wife.

Hotel owners in Hastings, Nebraska are required by law to provide a clean, white cotton nightshirt to each guest. According to the law, no couple may have sex unless they are wearing the nightshirts.

In Bozeman, Montana, you can't perform any sexual acts in the front yard of any home, after sundown, and if you are nude.

A law in Alexandria, Minnesota makes it illegal for a husband to make love to his wife if his breath smells like garlic, onions or sardines.

A law in Oblong, Illinois makes it a crime to make love while fishing or hunting on your wedding day.

If a police officer in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, suspects a couple is having sex inside a vehicle they must honk their horn three times, and wait two minutes before being allowed to approach the scene.

In Ventura County, California, cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit.

A law in Fairbanks, Alaska, does not allow moose to have sex on city streets.

A Helena, Montana, law states that a woman cannot dance on a saloon table unless her clothing weights more than three pounds, two ounces.

Bikini car washes (where women wash cars topless) are prohibited in most states, but the fine is only $50 per incident, so places charge an extra $50 to recoup their legal costs.

Florida prohibits topless walking or running within a 150 foot zone between the beach and the street.

In Kingsville, Texas, there is a law against two pigs having sex on the city's airport property.

Hotels in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, are required by law to furnish their rooms with twin beds only. There should be a minimum of two feet between the beds, and it is illegal for a couple to make love on the floor between the beds.

North Carolina forbids sex outside of marriage, or "fornication," but the girlfriend as well as the man would have to be prosecuted.

Florida deals with its prostitution problem by giving prostitutes spending money, a five-year banishment, and a bus ticket out of town.

Belgium is the only country that has never imposed censorship for adult films.

Cattle branding in the United States did not originate in the West. It began in Connecticut in the mid-nineteenth century, when farmers were required by law to mark all their pigs.

Chewing gum is outlawed in Singapore because it is a means of "tainting an environment free of dirt."

In Texas it's legal for a chicken to have sex with you, but it's illegal to reciprocate.

An ordinance in Newcastle, Wyoming, specifically bans couples from having sex while standing inside a store's walk-in-meat freezer.

In Winnipeg, it is against the law to go naked in your own home if you leave the blinds up.

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

The only acceptable sexual position in Washington D.C. is the missionary position. Any other sexual position is considered illegal.

In Atlanta, Georgia, it is illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.


During the time of Peter the Great, any Russian man who wore a beard was required to pay a special tax.

Every citizen of Kentucky is required by law to take a bath once a year.

Federal law forbids recycling used eyeglasses in the United States.

Hailed as a wonder drug in the late nineteenth century, cocaine was outlawed in the United States in 1914.

Impotence is grounds for divorce in twenty-four states in the United States.

In 1838, the city of Los Angeles passed an ordinance requiring that a man obtain a license before serenading a woman.

In Alaska it is illegal to look at a moose from the window of an airplane or any other flying vehicle.

In ancient times, any Japanese who tried to leave his homeland was summarily put to death. In the 1630s, a decree in Japan forbade the building of any large ocean-worthy ships to deter defection.

In Canada, if a debt is higher than 25 cents, it is illegal to pay it with pennies.

In Hazelton, Pennsylvania, there is a law on the books that prohibits a person from sipping a carbonated drink while lecturing students in a school auditorium.

In Idaho, a citizen is forbidden by law to give another citizen a box of candy that weighs more than 50 pounds.

In Milan, Italy there is a law on the books that requires a smile on the face of all citizens at all times. Exemptions include time spent visiting patients in hospitals or attending funerals. Otherwise the fine is $100 if they are seen in public without a smile on their face.

In most American states a wedding ring is exempt by law from inclusion among the assets in a bankruptcy estate. This means that a wedding ring cannot be seized by creditors, no matter how much the bankrupt person owes.

In New York State it is still illegal to shoot a rabbit from a moving trolley car.

In Pakistan, it is rude to show the soles of your feet or point a foot when you are sitting on the floor.

In Paraguay, dueling is legal provided both parties are registered blood donors.

In Pennsylvania, ministers are forbidden from performing marriages when either the bride or groom is drunk.

In San Salvador drunk drivers can be punished by death before a firing squad.

In seventeenth-century Japan, no citizen was allowed to leave the country on penalty of death. Anyone caught coming or going without permission was executed on the spot.

In Somalia, Africa, it's been decreed illegal to carry old chewing gum stuck on the tip of your nose.

In New Jersey, it is illegal to slurp soup.

In Eureka, Nevada men who wear moustaches are forbidden from kissing women.

In Omaha, Nebraska, if a child burps during a church service his/her parents may be arrested.

In Montana, it is a felony for a wife to open her husband's mail.

In Waterville, Maine, it is illegal to blow one's nose in public.

In Gary, Indiana, it is illegal to attend the theatre within four hours of eating garlic.

In Los Angeles courts it is illegal to cry on the witness stand.

In Arkansas, a man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month.

In Chicago, Illinois, it is illegal to fish in pajamas.

In Chicago, people who are diseased, maimed, mutilated, or "otherwise an unsightly or disgusting object" are banned from going out in public.

In Chicago it is also illegal to take a French poodle to the opera, and for women over 200 pounds to ride horses in shorts.

In Miami, Florida it is illegal for a man to wear any kind of strapless gown.

In Sarasota, Florida it is illegal to sing while wearing a bathing suit.

In Utah, the husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence.

In Vermont, women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.

In Wisconsin, it is illegal to cut a woman's hair or to kiss on a train.

In Mesquite, Texas it is illegal for kids to have unusual haircuts.

In Oklahoma, people who make "ugly faces" at dogs may be fined and jailed.

In Cleveland, Ohio, women are forbidden from wearing patent leather shoes, lest men see reflections of their underwear.

In Asheville, North Carolina, it is illegal to sneeze on city streets.

Hornytown, North Carolina has banned all massage parlors.

It's illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona.


In Alabama it is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.

It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona.

In California, community leaders passed an ordinance that makes it illegal for anyone to try and stop a child from playfully jumping over puddles of water.

In Connecticut you are not allowed to walk across a street on your hands.

In Florida, women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can the salon owner.

Alfalfa Bill Murray was a legendary legislator in Oklahoma around the turn of the century who became speaker of the house and governor. He was also a tall fellow, and nothing ticked him off more than going into a hotel and having short sheets on the bed. In 1908 he had a law passed that required all hotels in the Sooner state to have sheets that covered the bed and had three extra feet of linen to cover the head and feet. The so-called "Nine Foot Sheet" stayed on the books for several decades, until after Alfalfa went to his last resting place.

Georgia officials were revising their state laws in 1981, and noticed they still allowed pensions for Confederate widows. That week the last widow died. Lawmakers bowed their heads, and deleted the law.

In Washington state it's illegal for a candidate to buy anyone a drink on Election Day.

An old Virginia law was titled, "An Act to Prevent Corrupt Practices or Bribery by Any Person Other Than a Candidate."

In 1985, an Arizona legislator proposed that each candidate for the legislature take a reading and an I.Q. test three months before the election. The scores would have been posted on the ballot, had the bill passed. But a majority of legislators, for whatever reason, voted it down.

A Utah legislator proposed a resolution urging that each TV weather person be required to provide an ice cream cone to every member of the state House of Representatives whenever the forecast was wrong. The resolution failed, perhaps on First Amendment grounds.

In California it's against regulations to let phones ring more than nine times in state offices.

An Arkansas legislator not long ago proposed that the state provide growth hormones to dwarfs.

In Simsbury, Conn., it's illegal for a politician to campaign at the town dump.

If the Rushville, Ill., city council doesn't have a quorum, those sent can have the cops go out and arrest absent members and bring them to the meeting.

A law passed in the '50s by officials of Avignon, France, made it illegal for any flying saucer to land in the city.

A federal law makes it illegal to "utter" a false or counterfeit money order.

Each year, the mayor of Danville, Ky., must appoint "three intelligent housekeepers" to the Board of Tax Supervisors.

An old federal law made it illegal to import tiny sponges, smaller than four inches in diameter.

Call a Vermont court a "kangaroo court" or some similar moniker, and you might be looking at a $200 fine. It is illegal to defame a court.

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