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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:05 pm 
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While researching legal sites on the Internet, I discovered numerous absurd laws that actually exist.

In spite of the principle of separation of church and state, many frivolous laws pertain only to Sunday.

1) In Florida, it’s illegal for single, divorced, or widowed women to parachute on Sunday afternoons.
2) In Massachusetts, it’s unlawful to deliver diapers on Sunday.
3) In Thomasville, North Carolina, it’s illegal to fly an airplane over the town on Sundays between 11 AM and 1 PM.
4) In Providence, Rhode Island, it’s illegal to sell both toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday.

Many laws still on the books are clearly out of date.

1) In Hollywood, California, it’s illegal to drive more than 2000 sheep at a time down Hollywood Boulevard.
2) In Utah, it’s illegal for pharmacists to sell gunpowder as a headache cure.
3) In Pennsylvania, motorists driving along country roads are required to stop every mile, send up a rocket and wait 10 minutes for the road to be cleared of livestock before continuing.
4) In Nebraska, motorists approaching a horse at night are required to stop their vehicle, send up rockets and throw a tarp over their car to conceal it from the horse.

Special rules often exist for women.

1) In Oklahoma, women are forbidden from doing their own hair, unless licensed by the state.
2) In Cleveland, Ohio, women are not allowed to wear patent-leather shoes.
3) In Michigan, a woman’s hair legally belongs to her husband.
4) In Helena, Montana, a woman cannot dance on a saloon table unless her clothes weigh more than three pounds, two ounces.
5) In Kentucky, a law reads that no female shall appear in a bathing suit on any highway within the state unless escorted by at least two officers or unless armed with a club. An amendment to this law states that it shall not apply to females weighing less than 90 pounds nor exceeding 200 pounds, nor shall it apply to female horses.

Some laws are downright insane.

1) In Tennessee, it’s illegal to operate a motor vehicle while sleeping.
2) In Alabama, it’s illegal to operate a motor vehicle while blindfolded.
3) In Virginia, bribery is prohibited by anyone other than candidates for public office.
4) In Seattle, Washington, it’s illegal to carry a concealed weapon greater than six feet long.
5) In New Hampshire, it’s against the law to tap your feet or in any way keep time to the music in a tavern, restaurant or café.
6) In Texas, to go barefoot requires a five-dollar permit.
7) In Oregon, a dead person cannot be required to serve on a jury.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:06 pm 
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frankly I don't believe these - but willing to be proved wrong!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:19 pm 
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It's illegal to wash your car in the street in England.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:21 pm 
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hamster wrote:
It's illegal to wash your car in the street in England.


Looking at my Vectra.....clearly I havent broken the law in a long time :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:47 pm 
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:lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:54 pm 
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we're just as crazy, it seems. I've justy been informed by AgencyScum that it is still LEGAL in Monmouth to kill a welshman with a bow and arrow across the River Wye!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:22 pm 
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nic wrote:
we're just as crazy, it seems. I've justy been informed by AgencyScum that it is still LEGAL in Monmouth to kill a welshman with a bow and arrow across the River Wye!


As an English man. Sounds good . can we include the Scots :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:17 pm 
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It's still illegal to eat christmas pudding on christmas day, thanks to Oliver Cromwell...pagan ingredients or something!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:14 am 
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tintin40 wrote:
nic wrote:
we're just as crazy, it seems. I've justy been informed by AgencyScum that it is still LEGAL in Monmouth to kill a welshman with a bow and arrow across the River Wye!


As an English man. Sounds good . can we include the Scots :lol:


Just this year a law was rescinded which allowed englishmen to shoot any scots inside York city centre with a bow and arrow. :|


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:03 am 
Ain't no party like an S Club party
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Remember hearing once about a law for a certain part of Australia.

It gets so hot there in the summer that the maximum sentence for killing someone in a fight, whilst drunk, is lower than the rest of the country. This is on account of the heat mixing badly with the alcohol and people losing control of their faculties more readily.

Or something.

Or am I just making that up?

Can't remember now.


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