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  • U.S. Drug Policy comes to mind. It sends millions of non-violent offenders to prison, leaving no room in our prisons for the people who kill and rape and actually harm others through their crimes. It drives up the price of drugs, driving people who otherwise would never have become any actual threat to others to commit acts of violence and/or theft to procure the money to supply their addictions. A law that punishes harmless people, frees dangerous ones, and effectively *Increases* the amount of violent crime, how's that for some genuine craziness? And that's the tip of the metaphorical iceberg...
  • In Carmel, New York, a man cannot be seen in public while wearing a jacket and pants that do not match. It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale. For more of these hilarious laws, see dumblaws.com
  • The stupid law thats keeping that poor kid in georgia in jail for 10 years for recieving oral sex from a 15 year old when he was 17 years old. and yeah the rockafella laws...
  • In my town, it's illegal to take a pet flamingo into a barber shop. It's also illegal to push a moose out of a moving airplane.
  • I have heard, a long time ago it was against the law to spit on the sidewalk. I also believe they had pavers that read no spitting. (I think its gross,) but some might think it funy or crazy?
  • In the mid 1800's, if you kick the same can 5 times, then you have transported litter. A fine with 6 months in jail was applied. This law was repealed years later.
  • In Pennsylvania no one is allowed to sleep on a refrigerator. A Newburgh, New York ordinance states that no one is allowed to eat popcorn or peanuts while walking backward when there is a concert in progress.
  • In Florida: 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
  • THE LAW – NO MATTER WHAT YOU WANT TO DO THERE WILL HAVE BEEN A TIME AND PLACE WHEN IT WAS LEGAL AND ANOTHER TIME AND PLACE WHERE IT WAS ILLEGAL. THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF THE STRANGE LAWS IN ARKANSAS. BE CAREFUL. SOME ARE STILL IN FORCE! DID YOU KNOW THAT IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS: IT'S ILLEGAL TO MISPRONOUNCE THE NAME OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS IN THIS STATE. THAT’S RIGHT FOLKS, STATE LAW STATES UT MUST BE PRONOUNCED AR-KIN-SAW (ARKANSAS STATE CODE: 1-4-105). ANYONE CAUGHT CAUSING "UNSEEMLY LAUGHTER" BY WEARING A FALSE MOUSTACHE IN CHURCH WILL BE ARRESTED. A VOTER IS ONLY ALLOWED FIVE MINUTES TO MARK HIS BALLOT. ALLIGATORS MAY NOT BE KEPT IN BATHTUBS. ORAL SEX IS CONSIDERED TO BE SODOMY. AT ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY TWO PEOPLE CANNOT HOLD HANDS WHILE STANDING IN A DOORWAY UNLESS THEY BELONG TO A UNION. IN ARKANSAS IT IS ILLEGAL TO BUY OR SELL BLUE LIGHT BULBS. SCHOOLTEACHERS WHO BOB THEIR HAIR MAY FORFEIT THEIR PAY RAISES. AN ARKANSAS LEGISLATOR NOT LONG AGO PROPOSED THAT THE STATE PROVIDE GROWTH HORMONES TO DWARFS. IF AN ELEPHANT IS LEFT TIED TO A PARKING METER, THE PARKING FEE HAS TO BE PAID JUST AS IT WOULD FOR A VEHICLE. (wtf?) IN ARKANSAS, THERE IS A 5LB. PER DAY LIMIT ON THE AMOUNT OF ROADKILL YOU MAY TAKE HOME. (I AM ASSUMING, OF COURSE, THAT IT IS 5LBS. PER PERSON PER DAY, BUT I DON'T PLAN ON INVESTIGATING) UNTIL 1994 IT WAS LEGAL IN ARKANSAS TO GRAB A WOMANS BREAST ON A PUBLIC STREET EVEN IF YOU DID NOT KNOW HER. IT IS CONSIDERED AN OFFENSE TO SHOWER NAKED. A MAN CAN ALSO GET 10 YEARS IN ARKANSAS FOR PLACING "HIS SPOUSE IN A BROTHEL." IN UPPER OSBORNE, ARKANSAS, IT'S A MISDEMEANOR TO DETONATE A NUCLEAR DEVICE WITHOUT THE EXPRESS WRITTEN CONSENT OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL. IN MOBILE, PIGEONS ARE PROHIBITED FROM EATING THE PEBBLES ON COMPOSITE ROOFS. IN FAYETTEVILLE, IT IS ILLEGAL TO KILL ``ANY LIVING CREATURE.” INCLUDING INSECTS. HOWEVER KILLING INANIMATE OBJECTS IS PERFECTLY OKAY. (AR CODE 5-62-101) IN LITTLE ROCK: A MAN CAN BEAT HIS WIFE IN LITTLE ROCK ON THE COURTHOUSE LAWN PROVIDED HE DOES IT WITH A STICK NO BIGGER THAN 3 INCHES ACROSS AND NOT MORE THAN ONCE A MONTH. (YEAH, IF THEY HAVE A DEATH WISH) THE LITTLE ROCK PARLIAMENT PASSED A LAW FORBIDDING THE ARKANSAS RIVER TO RISE HIGHER THAN THE LEVEL OF THE MAIN STREET BRIDGE. (I GUESS WE'RE SUPPOSED TO ARREST THE RIVER FOR DISOBEYING) IF YOUR DOG BARKS AFTER 6 PM YOU CAN BE FINED, AND THE DOG CAN BE IMPOUNDED. FLIRTATION BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN ON THE STREETS OF LITTLE ROCK MAY RESULT IN A 30-DAY JAIL TERM IT IS UNLAWFUL TO WALK ONE'S COW DOWN MAIN STREET AFTER 1:00 PM ON SUNDAY NO PERSON SHALL SOUND THE HORN ON A VEHICLE AT ANY PLACE WHERE COLD DRINKS OR SANDWICHES ARE SERVED AFTER 9:00 P.M. (-LITTLE ROCK CITY CODE SEC. 18-54)
  • Here in Puerto Rico it is illegal for a man to drive a car without wearing a shirt. They say that if you are only wearing pants you may distract others and cause an accident.
  • In MS, more than 3 people cannot be barefoot in the same room as it constitutes an orgy.
  • In the UK any taxi needs to keep a bail of hay in the back of the vehicle (to feed the horses!) In York, England, it is LEGAL for someone to shoot a scotsman within the city walls with a long bow on a sunday! There are loads more, google it, very funny laws all over the place
  • about 20 years ago, here in norway there was a law that stated this , you would get a 500 nkr fine if you hung out your quilt on sundays, and you could get kicket out of your flat if you failed to wash your stairs. with a 500 fine.
  • www.answerbag.com/q_view/316100 Heres a few more!
  • In Alabama, it is illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church. In Texas, it is illegal to curse in front of, or indecently expose oneself to, a corpse. In Michigan, a man legally owns his wife's hair. Kansas law prohibits shooting rabbits from a motorboat. In Idaho, the law states all boxes of candy given as romantic gifts must weigh more than 50 pounds. It's against the law to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas. In California, animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school or place of worship. In Washington state, it's against the law to sleep in an outhouse without the owner's permission. Putting salt on a railroad track can be punishable by death in the state of Alabama. In Texas, it's illegal to put graffiti on someone else's cow. In Alabama, dominoes may not be played on Sunday. In New York City, it's illegal to shake a dust mop out a window. In Connorsville, Wisconsin a man is legally prohibited from shooting a gun while his female partner is having an orgasm. In New York, it's against the law to throw a ball at someone's head for fun. In Pueblo, Colorado, it is illegal to let a dandelion grow within city limits. In the state of Washington, it's illegal to catch a fish by throwing a rock at it. It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on in North Dakota. In Berkeley, California, you can't whistle for an escaped bird before 7:00 a.m. An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take anything other than backwards steps while dancing. In California, it is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale. In Florida, having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal. San Francisco bans any "mechanical device that reproduces obscene language." In Nogales, Arizona, it is illegal to wear suspenders. In Atlanta, Georgia, it is illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp. In Logan County, Colorado, it's illegal for a man to kiss a woman while she's asleep. There's a San Francisco law that states it's illegal to play poker in public or gamble in a barricaded room. In the state of Texas, it is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing. A person is not eligible to become governor in Pennsylvania if they have participated in a duel. It's against the law for a woman to drive in a house coat in California. In Texas, it's illegal to milk another person's cow.

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