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Silly laws!

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posted on Jul, 13 2006 @ 06:43 PM
I was going to put this in jokes but as they are obviously not jokes (some should be), I put it here!

Aaah the good old days!

Some of these have been repealed in the last few years but many are still in force and still funny.

Connersville, Wisconsin - It's illegal for a man to shoot a gun when his female partner has an orgasm.
Until 1936, it was illegal for men to wear topless bathing suits in New York.
A small town in Texas recently passed a law forbidding neckties. Persons wearing them will recieve a warning ticket the first time and a fine there after. 6-25-97
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 legal for women to go topless on New York City subways as long as someone does not complain.
Frankfort, Kentucky, makes it against the law to shoot off a policeman's tie.
A county in California passed a resolution requiring a farmer to put a up privacy fence because his cows' udders were to large.
Horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants in Marshalltown, Iowa.
Idaho state law makes it illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.
Newcastle, Wyoming - Couples are prohibited from having sex in a butcher's walk-in freezer.
In Denver it is unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next-door neighbor.
In Devon, Connecticut, it is unlawful to walk backwards after sunset.
Fairbanks, Alaska - It is illegal for two moose to have sex on the city sidewalks.
In Greene, New York, it is illegal to eat peanuts and walk backwards on the sidewalks when a concert is on.
In Lexington, Kentucky, it's illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your pocket.
In Memphis, Tennessee, it is illegal for a woman to drive a car unless there is a man either running or walking in front of it waving a red flag to warn approaching motorists and pedestrians.
In Ohio, if you ignore an orator on Decoration day to such an extent as to publicly play croquet or pitch horseshoes within one mile of the speaker's stand, you can be fined $25.00.
In Pocatello, Idaho, a law passed in 1912 provided that "The carrying of concealed weapons is forbidden, unless same are exhibited to public view."
In Seattle, Washington, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon that is over six feet in length.
In Tennessee, it is illegal to shoot any game other than whales from a moving automobile.
In Tulsa, Oklahoma, it is against the law to open a soda bottle without the supervision of a licensed engineer.
It is against the law for a monster to enter the corporate limits of Urbana, Illinois.
It is illegal to drive more than two thousand sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time.
It is illegal to say "Oh, Boy" in Jonesboro, Georgia.
It is Texas law that when two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone.
It's illegal in Wilbur, Washington, to ride an ugly horse.
Cleveland, Ohio - Women are not allowed to wear patent leather shoes because they might reflect up her dress.
Kansas state law requires pedestrians crossing the highways at night to wear tail lights.
Kirkland, Illinois, law forbids bees to fly over the village or through any of its streets.
Minors in Kansas City, Missouri, are not allowed to purchase cap pistols; they may buy shotguns freely, however.
New Hampshire law forbids you to tap your feet, nod your head, or in any way keep time to the music in a tavern, restaurant, or cafe.
Texas law forbids anyone to have a pair of pliers in his possession.
The Arkansas legislature passed a law that states that the Arkansas River can rise no higher than to the Main Street bridge in Little Rock.
The City of Palo Alto, in its official description of parking lot standards, specifies the grade of wheelchair access ramps in terms of centimeters of rise per foot of run. A compromise...
The state law of Pennsylvania prohibits singing in the bathtub.
There is a Massachusetts law requiring all dogs to have their hind legs tied during the month of April.
Virginia law forbids bathtubs in the house; tubs must be kept in the yard.
It is illegal to take more than 2 baths a month within Boston confines.
In Calgary there is a by-law that is still on the books that requires businesses within the city to provide rails for tying up horses.
It is against the law to fish from horseback in Utah.
In Bexley, Ohio Ordinance number 223, of 09/09/19 prohibits the installation and usage of slot machines in outhouses.
No one may catch fish with his bare hands in Kansas.
Harthahorne, Oklahoma City Ordinance, Section 363, states that it shall be unlawful to put any hypnotized person in a display window.
In Ottumwa, Iowa, "It is unlawful for any male person, within the corporate limits of the (city), to wink at any female person with whom he is unaquainted."
In Los Angeles, you cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.
Ames, Iowa - A husband is not allowed to take more than three swallows of beer while in bed after having sex.
In Zion, Ill., it is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animals kept as pets.
In Carmel, N.Y., a man can't go outside while wearing a jacket and pants that do not match.
In Gary, Ind., persons are prohibited from attending a movie house or other theater and from riding a public streetcar within four hours of eating garlic.
In Miami, it's illegal for men to be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.
In St. Louis, it's illegal to sit on the curb of any city street and drink beer from a bucket.
In Detroit, couples are banned from making love in an automobile unless the act takes place while the vehicle is parked on the couple's own property.
In Hartford, Conn., you aren't allowed to cross a street while walking on your hands.
In Michigan, a woman isn't allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's permission.
In Baltimore, it's illegal to throw bales of hay from a second-story window within the city limits. It's also illegal to take a lion to the movies.
In Nicholas County, W. Va., no member of the clergy is allowed to tell jokes or humorous stories from the pulpit during a church service.
In California, animals are banned from mating within 1,500 feet of a tavern or school.


posted on Jul, 13 2006 @ 08:20 PM
mcphisto, great list you got there.

But I do seriously question a couple of those.

posted on Jul, 13 2006 @ 09:40 PM

Originally posted by Mechanic 32
mcphisto, great list you got there.

But I do seriously question a couple of those.

Me too brother!

posted on Jul, 13 2006 @ 10:06 PM
btw - love your avatar!

Here's the computers revenge...

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