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Friday, May 12, 2006

Kentucky Funny Laws


-Throwing flowers at a public speaker could result in up to one year in prison.
-One may not own a red dyed rabbit or offer it for sale unless more than six are for sale at once.
-Bow and arrow fishing is illegal.
-A person can be sent to jail for five years for merely sending a bottle of beer, wine or spirits as a gift to a friend in Kentucky.
-No female shall appear in a bathing suit on any highway within this state unless she is escorted by at least two officers or unless she be armed with a club." Later, an amendment proposed: The provisions of this statute shall not apply to any female weighing less than sixty pounds nor exceeding 200 pounds; nor shall it apply to female horses.
-All nude people in your house must be registered.
-Any person who appears on any highway, or upon the street of any city that has no police protection, when clothed only in ordinary bathing garb, shall be fined no less than five dollars nor more than twenty-five dollars.
-Any person who displays, handles or uses any kind of reptile in connection with any religious service or gathering shall be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100).
-Anyone who has been drinking is "sober" until he or she "cannot hold onto the ground".
-Every citizen of is required to take a shower once a year.
-You need a license to walk around nude on your property.
-It is illegal to shoot game out of the window of a moving vehicle, with the exception of a whale.
-It's illegal to fish in the Ohio River without an Indiana Fishing License.
-No person owning or controlling a billiard or pool table shall permit, for compensation or reward, any minor under eighteen (18) years of age to play any game on the table.

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City Laws

-Horses are not allowed out on the streets and highways at night unless the animal has a "bright" red taillight securely attached to its rump.
-Each year, the mayor must appoint "three intelligent housekeepers" to the Board of Tax Supervisors.
-It's illegal to throw slops or soapsuds in the street.
-It against the law to shoot off a policeman's tie.
-You can't legally trade horses after dark.
Fort Thomas:
-Cats may not molest cars.
-It's illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your pocket.
-The superintendent of sanitation "shall determine whether a person is small, medium or large."
-One may not receive ---- sex.
-A woman may not buy a hat without her husband's permission.
-All bees entering Kentucky shall be accompanied by certificates of health, stating that the apiary from which the bees came was free from contagious or infectious disease.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Kansas Funny Laws


-Rabbits may not be shot from motorboats.
-It is illegal for chicken thieves to work during daylight hours.
-Pedestrians crossing the highways at night must wear tail lights.
-No one may catch fish with his bare hands.
-It is illegal to put ice cream on cherry pie.
-The state game rule prohibits the use of mules to hunt ducks.
-If two trains meet on the same track, neither shall proceed until the other has passed.
-It is illegal to hunt whales.
-Pedestrians crossing the highways at night to wear tail lights.

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City Laws

-It is illegal to urinate on the side of a building.
-Hitting a vending machine that stole your money is illegal.
-Persons may not "screech" their tires while driving and if caught can be charged up to 500$
-Riding an llama down any road is against the law and you could face a 100$ fine.
Dodge City:
-It is illegal to spit on a sidewalk.
Kansas City:
-Saying the name "George Washington" without adding the phrase "blessed be his name," can land you with a fine of up to fifty cents.
-You may not ride a mule down Main Street, unless the animal is wearing a straw hat.
-All cars entering the city limits must first sound their horn to warn the horses of their arrival.
-No one may wear a bee in their hat.
-It's illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suites.
Overland Park:
-One may not picket a funeral unless they come 61 minutes after the funeral.
-Musical car horns are banned.
-It is against the law to leave your car running unattended.
-It is illegal to drive one’s car through a parade.
-All weeds must be removed from your yard.
-You may not whistle during the night.
-Spitting on sidewalks is forbidden.
-Snowball fights are illegal.
-It is forbidden to serve wine in teacups.
-Dead deer may not be hauled across Kansas Avenue.
-Driving a herd of cattle through this town is outlawed.
-Pit Bull's are not allowed within city limits.
-No one may scream at a haunted house.
-The installation of bathtubs is prohibited.
-One can be sent to jail for up to a year for making lewd comments over the telephone.
-You may not swim in pools.
-One must get a permit from the city if they wish to take dirt from the airport.
-Before proceeding through the interesection of Douglas and Broadway, a motorist is required to get out of their vehice and fire three shot gun rounds into the air.
-Any person caught using or carrying bean snappers or the like shall upon conviction, be fined.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Iowa Funny Laws


-It is a violation of the law to sell or distribute drugs or narcotics without having first obtained the appropriate Iowa drug tax stamp.
-A man with a moustache may never kiss a woman in public.
-It is illegal to accept a gratuity or tip in Iowa.
-One-armed piano players must perform for free.
-Kisses may last for no more than five minutes.
-Riverboat gamblers have a 5$ maximum bet.
-Tanning bed facilities must warn of the risk of getting a sunburn.
-A board was created to regulate among other things, hearing aids.
-You may shoot Native Americans if there are more than five of them on your property at any one time.
-Ministers must obtain a permit to carry their liquor across state lines.
-It is illegal to hunt from an aircraft.
-Doctors who treat a person with gonorrhea must report this to the local board of health and include the disease's "probable origin".
-All boxes used to pick hops must be exactly 36 inches long.
-An owner or employee of an establishment in Iowa that sells alcohol can't legally consume a drink there after closing for business.

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City Laws

-Liquor stores may not place advertisements for beer outside the store.
Cedar Rapids:
-It is illegal to read peoples palms in the city limits.
-Any hotel in the city limits must have a water bucket and a hitching post in front of the building.
Fort Madison:
-The fire department is required to practice fire fighting for fifteen minutes before attending a fire.
-The "Ice Cream Man" and his truck are banned.
-Horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants.
Mount Vernon:
-One must obtain written permission from the City Council before throwing bricks into a highway.
-No person may pick a flower from a city park.
-All softball diamond lights must be turned off by 10:30 PM.
-Within the city limits, a man may not wink at any woman he does not know.

Indiana Funny Laws


-Waitresses may not carry drinks into a restaurant or bar.
-Hotel sheets must be exactly 99 inches long and 81 inches wide.
-If any person has a puppet show, wire dancing or tumbling act in the state of Indiana and receives money for it, they will be fined $3 under the Act to Prevent Certain Immoral Practices.
-A person who dyes, stains, or otherwise alters the natural coloring of a bird or rabbit commits a Class B misdemeanor.
-Anyone 14 or older who profanely curses, damns or swears by the name of God, Jesus Christ or the Holy Ghost, shall be fined one to three dollars for each offense, with a maximum fine of ten dollars per day.
-A sports agent is supposed to give a college 10 days notice before luring a star athlete into the professional ranks.
-A three dollar fine per pack will be imposed on anyone playing cards in Indiana under the Act for the Prevention of Gaming.
-The value of Pi is 3. (Not an actual law but it was a proposal that passed in the house of representatives and was postponed in the Senate.)
-It is illegal for a man to be sexually aroused in public.
-One may not sniff glue.
-A person must get a referral from a licensed physician if he or she wishes to see a hypnotist unless the desired procedure is to quit smoking or lose weight.
-Baths may not be taken between the months of October and March.
-It is illegal to sell cars on Sunday.
-Oral sex is illegal.
-A man over the age of 18 may be arrested for statutory rape if the passenger in his car is not wearing her socks and shoes, and is under the age of 17.
-It is against the law to pass a horse on the street.
-It is illegal for a liquor store to sell cold soft drinks or milk.
-You can get out of paying for a dependent's medical care by praying for him/her.
-You may not back into a parking spot.
-Smoking in the state legislature building is banned, except when the legislature is in session.
-Check forgery can be punished with public flogging up to 100 stripes.
-Pedestrians crossing the highway at night are prohibited from wearing tail lights.
-No one may catch a fish with his bare hands.
-Men are prohibited from standing in a bar.
-You are not allowed to carry a cocktail from the bar to a table.
-Drinks on the house are illegal.
-Drinking from your own bottle in a bar can lead to your arrest.
-You are required to pour your drink into a glass.
-"Spiteful Gossip" and "talking behind a person's back" are illegal.
-State government officials who engage in private duels can be dismissed from their post.
-All males 18 to 50 years old must work six days a year on public roads.
-It is illegal to sell laughing gas with the intent to induce laughter.
-Mustaches are illegal if the bearer has a tendency to habitually kiss other humans.

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City Laws

-It is illegal to bike, roller-skate, skateboard, or inline skate in a commercially zoned area. For these offenses, there is a fine of no more than $5 or the impounding of one's bicycle for a period not to exceed 30 days.
Beech Grove:
-It is forbidden to eat watermelon in the park.
-It is illegal for barbers to threaten to cut off kid's ears.
-While driving on Main Street you may not have your lights on.
Fort Wayne:
-You may not sell or play on a radio broadcast, the record "It`s In the Book".
French Lick Springs:
-All black cats to wear bells on Friday the 13th.
-Within four hours of eating garlic, a person may not enter a movie house, theater, or ride a public streetcar.
-It is illegal to ride a horse in excess of ten miles per hour.
-One may only throw a stone at a bird in self-defense.
-No person may collect rags on Sunday.
South Bend:
-It is illegal to make a monkey smoke a cigarette.
Terre haute:
-No one may spit on the sidewalk.
-No one may throw an ottoman accross the street at their neighbor.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Illinois Funny Laws


-You may be arrested for vagrancy if you do not have at least one dollar bill on your person.
-You must contact the police before entering the city in an automobile.
-The English language is not to be spoken.
-All bachelors should be called master, not mister, when addressed by their female counterparts.
-It is illegal to give a dog whiskey.
-The official language of Illinois is "American".
-It is illegal for barbers to use their fingers to apply shaving cream to a customer's face.
-You may be convicted of a Class 4 felony offense, punishable by up to three years in state prison, for the crime of "eavesdropping" on your own conversation.

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City laws

-No one may stand on the sidewalk on the 500 block of Illinois Ave.
-One may not pee in his neighbor's mouth.
-It's illegal to serve liquor to the feeble-minded.
-All businesses entering into contracts with the city must sift through their records and report any business they had dealing with slaves during the era of slavery.
-It is illegal to take a French poodle to the opera.
-Women over 200 pounds (90 kilos) to ride horses in shorts.
-Law forbids eating in a place that is on fire.
-It is illegal to give a dog whiskey.
-People who are diseased, maimed, mutilated, or "otherwise an unsightly or disgusting object" are banned from going out in public.
-It is forbidden to fish while sitting on a deer's antlers.
-Kites may not be flown within the city limits.
-In the Pullman area, it is illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while sitting on the curb.
-It is legal to protest naked in front of city hall as long as you are under seventeen years of age and have legal permits.
-Humming on public streets is prohibited on Sundays.
-It is considered an offense to attempt to have sex with one's dog.
-Cars may not be driven through the town.
Crystal Lake:
-If one wishes to plant new sod in his or her yard in the summer months, that person may not use the city's water to water it.
Des Plaines:
-Wheelbarrows with For-Sale signs may not be chained to trees.
-A man with a moustache may not kiss a woman.
-Bowling is forbidden.
-It is unlawful to change clothes in an automobile with the curtains drawn, except in case of fire.
-It is unlawful for "negroes" to be within county boundries from sundown to sunrise.
-It is illegal to expectorate from any second-story window.
-No person may keep a smelly dog.
-It is illegal to burn bird feathers.
-Jostling others is illegal.
-No bicyclist may practice "fancy riding" on any city street.
-There is a $1,000 dollar fine for beating rats with baseball bats.
Glen Carbon:
-You need a permit to use a athletic field with lights.
-It is against the law to use a slingshot unless your are a law enforcement officer.
-Town fathers, reflecting the pet peeve of hearing their town's name mispronounced 'Jolly-ETTE' when all local folk know it's pronounced 'Joe-lee-ETTE', made pronouncing it Jolly-ette a misdemeanor, punishable by a $5 fine.
-A rooster must step back three hundred feet from any residence if he wishes to crow.
-Bees are not allowed to fly over the village or through any of Kirkland's streets.
-You cannot "throw, drop or place" a used hankie "upon any public way or public place or upon the floor of any convenience or upon the floor of any theater, hall or assembly or public building or upon the surface or any lot or parcel of ground or on the roof on any building or in any light or air shaft, court or areaway."
-It's illegal to take your clothes off and "expose the naked."
-Ice skating at the Riverside pond during the months of June and August is prohibited.
-There is a ban on unnecessary repetitive driving on 23rd Avenue.
Morton Grove:
-You may not own a handgun.
-It is against the law to make faces at dogs.
-It's punishable by law to make love while hunting or fishing on your wedding day.
Orland Park:
-No pool tables are allowed in a public establishment, because it supports gambling.
-Spitting on the sidewalk is a criminal offense.
Park Ridge:
-Trucks may only park inside closed garages.
-Basketball hoops may not be instaled on a driveway.
-City council doesn't have a quorum
-"Dwarf-tossing," is outlawed in bars.
-It is against the law for a monster to enter the corporate limits of Urbana.
-It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, or any other domesticated animals.

Idaho Funny Laws


-It is Illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.
-You may not fish on a alligator's back.
-Riding a merry-go-round on Sundays is considered a crime.
-You can't buy or sell chickens after sundown without the sheriff's permission.
-You may not walk down the street with a red-tipped cane.
-Non-married couples in Idaho who engage in sexual intercourse can be jailed for up to six months

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City Laws

-Residents may not fish from a giraffe's back.
Coeur d Alene:
-If a police officer approaches a vehicle and suspects that the occupants are engaging in sex, he must either honk, or flash his lights and wait for three minutes before approaching the car.
-Dirt may not be swept from ones house into the street.
-You may not ride bicycles in the tennis courts.
-Persons may not overnight camp out on sidewalks in the city.
Idaho Falls:
-It's illegal for you to ride your motorcycle, if your 88 years old or older.
-A law passed in 1912 provided that "The carrying of concealed weapons is forbidden, unless some are exhibited to public view.
-A person may not be seen in public without a smile on their face.
-A decreed states that it is unlawful for anyone to sleep in a dog kennel.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Hawaii Funny Laws


-Billboards are outlawed.
-It's illegal for a shooting gallery to offer liquor as a prize.
-All residents may be fined as a result of not owning a boat.
-Coins are not allowed to be placed in one's ears.
-In the past there was a law that required children to obey all "lawful and moral" commands of their parents.
-It is illegal to get a tattoo behind your ear or on your eyelid unless in the presence of a registered physician.

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City Laws

-Within the limits of any public park, it is unlawful to annoy any bird

Georgia Funny Laws


-If an organization non registered as "non-profit" fails to register their raffle with the local sheriff, that group risks paying up to $10,000 in fines and spending five years in jail.
-While Georgia operates its own lottery, it "protects" its citizens by making it illegal to promote a private lottery.
-The term "sadomasochistic abuse" is defined so broadly, that it could possibly be applied to a person handcuffing another in a clown suit.
-All sex toys are banned.
-Movie houses that want to show films on Sunday must reserve one showing a month for religious material.
-It is illegal to use profanity in front of a dead body which lies in a funeral home or in a coroners office.
-Members of the state assembly cannot be ticketed for speeding while the state assembly is in session.
-Donkeys may not be kept in bathtubs.
-Signs are required to be written in English.
-No one may carry an ice cream cone in their back pocket if it is Sunday.
-You have the right to commit simple battery if provoked by "fighting" words.
-It is illegal to change the clothes on a storefront mannequin unless the shades are down.
-It is illegal to take a bath of orange peel.
-Signs are required to be written in English.

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City Laws

-All citizens must own a rake.
Athens-Clarke County:
-Adult bookstores may not sell alcohol.
-Dances are not allowed between 2:45 and 7am.
-Massage businesses may not sell alcohol on the side.
-Selling two beers at once for the same price is not allowed.
-One must obtain a license before holding a Going-Out-Of-Business sale.
-Goldfish may not be given away to entice someone to enter a game of bingo.
-Owners of mules may not allow their animal to roam around Athens unsupervised.
-Persons under the age of 16 may not play pinball after 11:00 PM.
-It is illegal for one to make a disturbing sound at a fair.
-On Mondays, it is illegal for one to whistle very loud after 11:00 PM.
-Drinking on buses is illegal.
-Alabama slingshots may not be used in the city limits.
-No one may bath in Sandy Creek Lake.
-Against the law to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.
-One man may not be on another man's back.
-No one may practice the business of tattooing on Sunday.
-It is illegal to carve your initials on a tree, even if it is on your own property.
-Model airplanes may be flown so long as they stay on either private property or city property adjacent to the county morgue.
-Blow guns are not allowed to be used within the city limits.
-Cussing over the telephone is against the law.
-No one may tease an idiot.
-It is illegal to wear a hat in a movie theater.
-Crosses may be burned on someone else’s property, so long as you have their permission.
-To swim in any pond in the city, one must wear a ‘suitable bathing suit’.
-Barber shops may not open on Sundays.
-Stink bombs are not allowed in the city limits.
-Picnics are prohibited in graveyards.
-No person may be buried under a sidewalk of a cemetery.
-It is illegal to set one price for two beers.
-Bars cannot sell alcohol under price during "Happy Hour".
-All Indians must return to their shore of the Chattohoochee River by nightfall.
-The fine for waving a gun in public is higher than actually shooting it.
-It is illegal for stores to sell corn flakes on Sunday.
-You can't cut off a chicken's head on Sunday.
-It is illegal to carry a chicken by it's feet down Broadway on Sunday.
-It is illegal to sit on your porch in an indecent position.
-One may not place a dead bird on a neighbor's lawn.
-Rocks may not be thrown at birds.
-A person must obtain a permit to spread rat poison.
-Persons may not wear hoods in public.
-It is illegal to play catch in any city street.
-Cars may not be driven through playgrounds.
-Chicken must be eaten with the hands.
-It is illegal to say "Oh, Boy.
-Every head of household must possess a firearm of some kind.
-Though it is illegal to spit from a car or bus, citizens may spit from a truck.
-It is illegal for a chicken to cross the road.
-Cars are not to drive on sidewalks.
-Erotic dancing is prohibited on Sundays.
-The flooring of adult bookstores and video stores must be nonabsorbant and smooth textured.
St. Mary's
-No spitting on the sidewalk is permitted after dark.

Florida Funny Laws


-The state constitution allows for freedom of speech, a trial by jury, and pregnant pigs to not be confined in cages.
-One may not commit any "unnatural acts" with another person.
-Unmarried couples may not commit "lewd acts" and live together in the same residence.
-Corrupting the public morals is defined as a nuisance, and is declared a misdemeanor offense.
-Doors of all public buildings must open outwards.
-It is illegal to sell your children.
-Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can the salon owner.
-A special law prohibits unmarried women from parachuting on Sunday or she shall risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.
-If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
-It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit.
-Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.
-Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal.
-It is illegal to skateboard without a license.
-When having sex, only the missionary position is legal.
-You may not fart in a public place after 6 Pm on Thursday.
-It is considered an offense to shower naked.
-You are not allowed to break more than three dishes per day, or chip the edges of more than four cups and/or saucers.
-Oral sex is illegal.
-You may not kiss your wife's breasts.
-Penalty for horse theft is death by hanging.
-It is illegal to block any traveled wagon road.

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City Laws

Big Pine Key:
-It is illegal to molest a Key deer.
Broward County:
-Persons may not be "inappropriately attired" who work at hot dog stands.
Cape Coral:
-It is against the city ordinance to hang your clothes outside on a clothesline.
-It it illegal to park a pick-up truck in your driveway or in front of your house on the street.
Cape Coral City:
-A $50 fine will be levied on anyone who allows a couch to sit in their carport.
Daytona Beach:
-The molestation of trash cans is banned.
-Maintaining a car on your property which is no longer in use is prohibited.
-Owning a flower pot with water in it that isn't capable of draining is considered a public nuisance.
-It is illegal for an owner of a store to allow another person to pass out free ducklings in front of the store.
-Destin states that a cat that viciously chases passers-by is a ‘bad cat’.
-If you wish to go swimming in the ocean, get dressed in your hotel room.
-Torpedoes may not be set off in the city.
-If you like to love to ride your bicycle in Destin, don’t lean it up against a tree in a cemetery.
-It is illegal to drive over graves in a cemetery.
-If you notice an ice-cream man attempting to sell his cold concoctions in a cemetery, call the police immediately, for that is illegal.
-Ambling and strolling is a misdemeanor.
-You may not shoot missiles at ostriches.
Key West:
-Chickens are considered a 'protected species'.
-You cannot use a whistle on a bicycle
Miami Beach:
-Skateboarding is not allowed at any police station.
-Persons face up to thirty days in jail for selling oranges on the sidewalk.
-Termite farms are not allowed within the city.
-No one may bring a pig with them to a theater.
-Neon signs are prohibited.
Palm Bay:
-Persons may not tow a sled behind their bicycles.
-Citizens may not be caught downtown without at least 10 dollars on their person.
-It is illegal to roll a barrel on any street, fines go up according to the contents of the barrel.
-A woman can be fined (only after death), for being electrocuted in a bath-tub because of using self-beautification utensils.
-You need a permit to operate a burglar alarm.
-Stage nudity is banned, with the exception of "bona fide" theatrical performances.
-If you hit a pedestrian you are fined $78.
-You may not catch crabs.
Satellite Beach:
-Beer may not be sold between 2 and 7am.
-Persons may not appear in public clothed in liquid latex.
-All houses much have white picket fences and full-width, two-story porches.
-Women may not expose their breasts while performing "topless dancing".
-Lap dances must be given at least six feet away from a patron.
-It is illegal to eat cottage cheese on Sunday after 6:00 P.M.