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Crazy Laws in the United States

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posted on Mar, 17 2006 @ 12:41 PM
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some crazy laws in the States some are just weird

this is just a snip of some of them



www.crazylaws.com...


Alabama


    • Dominoes may not be played on Sunday.

    • Hunting is not allowed on Sunday

    • It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.

    • It is legal to drive the wrong way down a one-way street if you have a lantern attached to the front of your automobile.

    • It is legal to drive the wrong way on a one way street if you have a lantern on the front of your car.

    • It is unlawful to wear women's pumps with sharp, high heels.

    • It's against the law for a man to seduce "a chaste woman by means of temptation, deception, arts, flattery or a promise of marriage."


Alaska


    • Kangaroos are not allowed in barber shops at any time.

    • It is considered an offense to push a live moose out of a moving airplane.

    • Moose may not be viewed from an airplane.



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California


    • A city ordinance states that a $500 fine will be given to anyone who detonates a nuclear device within city limits.

    • Blythe: You are not permitted to wear cowboy boots unless you already own at least two cows.

    • Burlingame: It is illegal to spit, except on baseball diamonds; Carmel Ice cream may not be eaten while standing on the sidewalk. (Repealed when Clint Eastwood was mayor); Women may not wear high heels while in the city limits.

    • Hollywood: It is illegal to drive more than two thousand sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time.

    • In Los Angeles a man is legally entitled to beat his wife with a leather belt or strap, but the belt can't be wider than 2 inches, unless he has his wife's consent to beat her with a wider strap. Consent should be given prior to the event, as is carefully stipulated.

    • In Los Angeles, you cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.

    • In the 1940's, California law made it illegal to serve alcohol to a gay person.

    • In Riverside, California, kissing on the lips, unless both parties wipe their lips with carbonized rose water, is against the local health ordinance. (Someone needed to be kissed!)


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Michigan


    • A Michigan law states that a wife's hair legally belongs to her husband.

    • A woman isn't allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's permission.

    • Any person over the age of 12 may have a license for a handgun as long as he/she has not been convicted of a felony.

    • In Clawson, Mich., there is a law that makes it LEGAL for a farmer to sleep with his pigs, cows, horses, goats, and chickens.


Wyoming


    • It is illegal for women to stand within five feet of a bar while drinking.

    • Wyoming required that every inmate of the state's training school for girls be issued crinoline bloomers.

    • You may not take a picture of a rabbit during the month of June.

    www.crazylaws.com...


the link above has all the states listed, you may be breaking the law and not know it


[edit on 17/3/2006 by Sauron]




posted on Mar, 17 2006 @ 12:52 PM
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Alabama--
"Hunting is not allowed on Sunday"

Well, there goes half the state



posted on Mar, 17 2006 @ 01:01 PM
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And we make fun of other peoples laws/customs? A lot of those laws deal with women being the property of the man.....kinda sounds like a Muslim country instead of a so called Christian country doesn't it?



posted on Mar, 17 2006 @ 04:02 PM
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Originally posted by Griff
And we make fun of other peoples laws/customs? A lot of those laws deal with women being the property of the man.....kinda sounds like a Muslim country instead of a so called Christian country doesn't it?


They're left-overs from pre1900s and are either removed from the books or no longer enforced.

Mississippi only repealed a law that protected slavery in the year 2000.



posted on Mar, 17 2006 @ 05:08 PM
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Originally posted by Griff
And we make fun of other peoples laws/customs? A lot of those laws deal with women being the property of the man.....kinda sounds like a Muslim country instead of a so called Christian country doesn't it?


Nobody enforces these laws. I think this is the only law that is enforced strictly and immediately:




• The penalty for jumping off a building is death.



[edit on 17-3-2006 by NuclearHead]



posted on Mar, 18 2006 @ 12:13 AM
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WHAT!? A woman's hair belongs to her husband in michigan? Geez I thought America was a feminist country. Looks like they're not much better than muslims in some ways. Oh and that California law that states a man can beat his wife? WTF?!
Stupid men. I hate men.



posted on Mar, 18 2006 @ 12:21 AM
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• In Dallas County it is illegal to own any realistic looking, phallic shaped, personal massager more than one foot in length.



LAWL

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


• It is legal for a husband to beat his wife as long as he uses something no bigger than his thumb.

• In Lefors, Texas it is illegal to take more than three swallows of beer at any time while standing.


hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!


i think ozzy broke this one and he is/was banned from texas?

• It is illegal to urinate on the Alamo.

[edit on 18-3-2006 by Lysergic]



posted on Mar, 18 2006 @ 12:32 AM
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Hmm that's an interesting site.

Just want to post some of the more odd ones from my state.




• All lollipops are banned.

• Everett: It is illegal to display a hypnotized or allegedly hypnotized person in a store window.
(My town/city)

• In the state of Washington it's illegal to catch a fish by throwing a rock at it.

• It is illegal to deflower a virgin even on their wedding day.

• It's illegal in Wilbur, Washington, to ride an ugly horse.

• The state of Washington doesn't allow marathon dancing--or marathon skipping, sliding, gliding, rolling or crawling.

• Washington state doesn't allow fake wrestling.

• When two trains come to a crossing, neither shall go until the other has passed.



LAWS having to do with virgins:

• In the state of Washington, there is a law against having sex with a virgin under any circumstances.
• Auburn: Men who deflower virgins, regardless of age or marital status, may face up to five years in jail.
• It is illegal to deflower a virgin even on their wedding day.


Aparently people in my state in the old days really liked to fixuate on virgins, though I can't figure out how they got around those laws when the time came.

[edit on 3/18/2006 by iori_komei]



posted on Mar, 18 2006 @ 12:32 AM
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Originally posted by ProudCanadian
WHAT!? A woman's hair belongs to her husband in michigan? Geez I thought America was a feminist country. Looks like they're not much better than muslims in some ways. Oh and that California law that states a man can beat his wife? WTF?!
Stupid men. I hate men.


...

wow.



posted on Mar, 18 2006 @ 12:47 AM
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What so in Washington if a guy marries a virgin he's not aloud to have sex with her? Um why? Do they have to go to the next state to get some? What if a virgin wants to get laid really badly?



posted on Mar, 18 2006 @ 02:15 AM
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Honestly the whole thing's got me confused as well, laws don't make sense.
However, sense it seems to only mean female virgins it does'nt effect me none, I'll just get me some hot virgin maleness.



posted on Mar, 18 2006 @ 02:52 AM
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Here are a few from the great state of N.C. (I had a hunch there would be a couple :up




*Organizations may not hold their meetings while the members present are in costume.

*Bingo games may not last over 5 hours unless it is held at a fair.

*No one may be a professional fortune-teller, and if one wishes to pursue the practice as an amateur, it must be practiced in a school or church.

*If a man and a woman who aren't married go to a hotel/motel and register themselves as married then, according to state law, they are legally married.

*It is illegal to have sex in a churchyard.

*Fights between cats and dogs are prohibited.

*It is illegal to drive cars through city cemeteries for pleasure.

*You may not ride a bicycle without having both your hands on the handle bars.

*No one may wash a mule on the sidewalk

*Spitting on a sea gull is not tolerated.

*No person may keep a skunk as a pet

*It is legal for a man to beat his wife on the courthouse steps so long as it is before 8:00 pm.

*Children are not to go trick-or-treating on Halloween.

*Dogs may not molest cars.

*A woman may not buy a hat without her husband's permission.



posted on Mar, 18 2006 @ 03:10 AM
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I'm wondering how the city law against detonating a nuclear device within city limits came about.


What were they thinking that day? A measly $500 fine? That sounds like a joke of a fine. Maybe someone needs to raise the fine. Just a suggestion.



posted on Mar, 18 2006 @ 03:29 AM
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It is legal for a man to beat his wife on the courthouse steps so long as it is before 8:00 pm.

LOL, apperently the same law is on the books here in Stafford, Va.

It shows up on all the stupid law web pages but I can't find it anywhere in the code that is available online.



posted on Mar, 18 2006 @ 12:52 PM
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In my town, It's 'technically' illegal to spit, wear a mini-skirt, or High-Heeled shoes on Roanoke Ave. (main street) Those laws have not been enforced in over 50 years, but are technically still 'on-the-books'.



posted on Mar, 18 2006 @ 01:35 PM
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out in mesquite (suburb of dallas) its against the law for children to have unusual haircuts.



posted on Mar, 18 2006 @ 02:05 PM
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wow this is even worse than the canadian governments justice system. let me explain why the us goverment does not care at all about its citizens.
You are not permitted to wear cowboy boots unless you already own at least two cows.
>they are determined no not let you have any fun unless you can afford it.
In Los Angeles, you cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.
> same thing, but this rule, i can assure you, is being broken day after day.
• A city ordinance states that a $500 fine will be given to anyone who detonates a nuclear device within city limits.
> and they really dont care at all for your safety because if they did the find would be life in jail without bail. $500 bucks for a criminal who got away with bank robberies is like 1% of his total assets.
sorry america all these rules are just tax grabs and not doing any real service to you.



posted on Mar, 18 2006 @ 02:06 PM
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US gov. isnt that bad. none of those laws are enforced.



posted on Mar, 18 2006 @ 09:54 PM
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yeah... you non-U.S. folks are taking this way too seriously...

we think these are funny because they are so collossally irrelevant-- if daily life in the United States were subject to rules and regulations this outlandish, I assure you that all of our mirth would be outrage.



posted on Mar, 19 2006 @ 01:02 PM
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oh now you tell me their not enforced i see the light. i also take back what i said.



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