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Laws that are still on the books

Post by Passions55 » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:25 am

this made me laugh this morning this is a list of street laws from days of old (and some not even all that old) that are still technically on the books in several states.

many of them sound pretty stupid but it's funny that they where had to be made in the first place really. I guess people back in the day where lazy crazy even back then.
Yield to peacocks in Arcadia, Calif.
Don’t jump into a passing vehicle in Glendale, Calif.
Don’t change clothes in your car at the beach in Destin, Fla.
Don’t keep a car door open longer than is necessary in Oregon.
Don’t drive through playgrounds in Dublin, Ga.
I can just imagine some teenage boys from the 1898 making a game out of jumping on to moving carts that pass them on the street as like a rite of passage. LOL!

this makes me want to check out what really old laws are still on the books in my state and town I live in!
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Post by Jusenkyo no Pikachu » Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:22 am

Some from my country:
It is illegal to walk on the right hand side of a footpath.

You may never leave your car keys in an unattended vehicle.

It is illegal to wear hot pink pants after midday Sunday.

Lawmakers are proposing a new law that will not allow anyone to come closer than 100 meters from a dead whale’s carcass.
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Post by peachvampiress » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:54 am

Let's see what's illegal in the Big C
Comic books which depict any illegal acts are banned.
I was going to write "Ho ho, my issue of Catwoman #*** begs to differ", but I honestly just went through 100+ Catwoman comics and none had anything obviously illegal on the front.
35% of a radio stations content must be “Canadian Content”.
You know you're Canadian when: You remember the Heritage Minutes from the 90's (Canadian propaganda at it's cheesiest).
Citizens may not publicly remove bandages.
There are three public pools in my town that beg to differ.
It is illegal to turn right on a red light at any time.
These have got to be province/city specific or outdated, because B.C.'s young drivers program says differently.
Margarine producers can’t make their margarine yellow
Canada is renowned for it's green margarine, called "I Can't Believe It's Not Pine."
The color of house and garage doors is regulated by city bylaws (a purple door get you a fine).
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Post by Aishiteru » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:17 pm

In Ohio it is illegal to get a fish drunk (How would you do that anyway?
It is also illegal to have a radio/boombox in an outhouse...
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Post by the*blue*girl » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:20 pm

Illegal in San Francisco (illegal in SF? Is that possible?):
Persons classified as “ugly” may not walk down any street.
That has GOT to be unconstitutional. And, unfortunantly, not upheld.
Giving or receiving oral sex is prohibited.
... in San Francisco? Yeah right.

And my favorite...
It is illegal to wipe one’s car with used underwear.
Makes you wonder why they needed to make this law in the first place... =D

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Post by AnimatedEvey12 » Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:48 pm

In Illinois:
The English language is not to be spoken.

It is illegal to give a dog whiskey.

Why would anyone give dog whiskey anyway?
It is forbidden to fish while sitting on a giraffe’s neck.

The only way to sit on a giraffe's neck and fish is if you're at the zoo.
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.

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