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25 Ridiculous State Laws

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posted on May, 31 2012 @ 01:54 AM
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Just read through this list and am wondering if anyone from America can verify that these laws actually exist as
some seem quite bizzare

Chickens may not cross the road in Quitman, Georgia

Some of them are quite hilarious so please enjoy

Have you ever juggled? If you have, chances are you don’t live in Hood River, Oregon, where juggling without a license is illegal. Yep, that’s right. Illegal. It turns out the United States is home to some outrageous laws. From Alabama to Wyoming, every state has at least one law that will make you shake your head in dismay. No matter where you live, you should probably check out these 25 ridiculous state laws. You may have broken the law and not even know it!

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posted on May, 31 2012 @ 02:20 AM
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Originally posted by Bilder
Just read through this list and am wondering if anyone from America can verify that these laws actually exist ...



It is worth noting that
- there are many many websites which contain such lists of silly laws
- laws nowdays are on the internet for many many locations
- not a single one of those lists have links to the acual text of the law in question

So until somebody, anybody can actually cite the actual text of the law, I'm going to assume these are all bull&&&t, or at the least, severe misrepresentations.



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 02:34 AM
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You can literally go State by State and find more than enough laws to make you sit back and chuckle at the sheer stupidity of it all. Some of my favorites not on your list come out of South Carolina, you know the place where it is illegal to receive oral sex... anyway, you might also like to know that if you own a horse in SC you are to keep pants on it at all times. Of course if animals are not your thing, and you insist on human companionship... you should probably know that it is perfectly legal to beat your wife on the steps of the Courthouse on Sunday



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 02:34 AM
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Originally posted by alfa1

Originally posted by Bilder
Just read through this list and am wondering if anyone from America can verify that these laws actually exist ...



It is worth noting that
- there are many many websites which contain such lists of silly laws
- laws nowdays are on the internet for many many locations
- not a single one of those lists have links to the acual text of the law in question

So until somebody, anybody can actually cite the actual text of the law, I'm going to assume these are all bull&&&t, or at the least, severe misrepresentations.


Yeah I'm leaning that way myself there should have been links however I wont be surprised if they are actual laws



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 02:39 AM
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Originally posted by Bilder
Yeah I'm leaning that way myself there should have been links however I wont be surprised if they are actual laws



They may be misrepresentations of some real case.
eg...

Chickens may not cross the road in Quitman, Georgia


One could hypothetically imagine some long forgotten event in history, with a number of chickens escaping from their pens (in Quitman), onto a road, after which the owner got fined for the trouble they caused.

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A similar misrepresented example could be made from todays news...
Porn actor wanted over body parts in the mail

We stupidly redefine this...
In Montreal, Canada, it is forbidden for actors to mail feet to politicians.

edit on 31-5-2012 by alfa1 because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 02:40 AM
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And people still want to give states even MORE power?



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 02:52 AM
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i found 3 laws rather silly 1 in washington it is illegal to have sex with a virgin even on her wedding night
2 in missouri all men must have beards and 3 again in missouri you need a permit to shave ! i of course can not prove any of these but it does seem kinda outlandish lol



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 03:11 AM
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I've heard that here in Texas if you have livestock and find a man on your pasture with wire cutters you can still hang him by the neck until he is dead from the nearest tree. (That one is still on the books from the cattle rustlin' days.)

Another one says (In NY I believe) that you can't take a lion into a movie theater.

Or the best one... Women who are ugly or weaar hats that scare animals or small children are not allowed on the streets after dark.... I can see it now....
Officer Bob: "Maam I'm gonna have to ask you to remove your hat it is scareing small dogs."
Hat lady: "Okay" and removes hat
Officer Bob: " Holy #@!!! Maam I'm gonna have to ask you yo put the hat back on to cover your ugly face, now put your hands on the hood of my car and spread your legs... You know you can't be out after dark, I mean come-on?! You knew that you were ugly before you tried to hide it with that hat."
Officer Bob: "I'm booking you for walking while ugly! A Class C Felony!"

Really?! how do you inforce that? Do they have an "If you are uglier than this (Picture)" to compare people to? lol

Great post OP! Too much fun!!



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 03:57 AM
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I've always loved these. I was born and raised in Nebraska in a little industrial town. Its illegal to go whale fishing here... I don't know if its true, but I've also heard its legal to shoot a native american with a bow and arrow if you're in a covered wagon.
Ironically, I've actually had some trouble with one of the weird laws I've seen listed for my hometown. Its illegal there to jump off or hang from a bridge, and, well, on those hot summer its popular among kids to jump off a bridge over the canal. The game warden typically was the guy with an eye out enforcing it. State law also prohibits brewing beer without simultaneously cooking soup... I strangely find comfort in that...



 
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posted on May, 31 2012 @ 10:12 AM
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These things are ridiculous. Was going over another website some time back while visiting a friend in Kentucky. I was told that it is illegal in KY to keep an ice cream cone in your back pocket. The reasoning for this is that people used to steal horses by luring them away with an ice cream cone in their back pocket. The horses would be attracted to the cone, so someone could walk all the way home without so much as even turning around, and then if need be claim that "the horse just followed me home"... So they outlawed walking around with an ice cream cone in your back pocket.

Interesting place, these United States are....



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