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    Alright i've always like dumb laws so I thought there should be a thread for it. Look up your state and post your states dumb laws imma start with Maryland:

    It's illegal to throw bales of hay from a second-story window within the city limits.
    It's illegal to take a lion to the movies.
    It is a park rule violation to be in a public park with a sleeveless shirt.
    It is a violation of city code to sell chicks or ducklings to a minor within 1 week of the Easter holiday.

    Baltimore City
    Though you may spit on a city roadway, spitting on city sidewalks is prohibited.
    You may not curse inside the city limits.

    It is illegal to use profane language on a playground.
    Knocking stones into a public park is prohibited.

    Persons may not swear while on the highway.
    It is illegal to remove a public building by writing on it.
    Citizens may not swim in the public fountains within the city limits.

  • #2
    you realize that most of those laws are from the 1800's early 1900's...right?


    • #3
      yes I do...


      • #4
        New Jersey

        It is illegal to wear a bullet-proof vest while committing a murder.

        One must yield a phone line to a person if it is an emergency.

        You cannot pump your own gas.[still in place]

        It is against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.

        It is against the law to "frown" at a police officer.In an attempt to "foster kindness" in the citizens of New Jersey,

        The month of May is designated "Kindness Awareness Month".

        If you have been convicted of driving while intoxicated, you may never again apply for personalized license plates.

        The third Thursday of October is designated as "New Jersey Credit Union Day" and citizens of the state should observe the day with "appropriate activities and programs".

        Car dealerships are forbidden from opening on Sunday.

        You may not slurp your soup.

        Automobiles are not to pass horse drawn carriages on the street.

        It is illegal to delay or detain a homing pigeon.


        • #5
          thats what makes maryland laws so fun


          • #6
            Originally posted by trkaline View Post
            New Jersey

            It is illegal to wear a bullet-proof vest while committing a murder.

            One must yield a phone line to a person if it is an emergency.
            I actually think these two make sense.

            Originally posted by Halsey
            I don't have to watch it to know it was not interesting.


            • #7
              Originally posted by trkaline View Post
              New Jersey

              It is illegal to wear a bullet-proof vest while committing a murder.
              Is that serious?


              • #8
                Originally posted by Man_Of_Steel View Post
                Is that serious?
                I wonder what you could possibly get tacked on to a murder sentence for that....


                • #9
                  Originally posted by trkaline View Post
                  I wonder what you could possibly get tacked on to a murder sentence for that....
                  Thats what I was thinking. Guilty to first degree murder sentenced 25-life. Also for wearing a bullet-proof vest you get a faded jumpsuit.


                  • #10
                    All sex toys are banned.

                    It is illegal to use profanity in front of a dead body which lies in a funeral home or in a coroners office.

                    Members of the state assembly cannot be ticketed for speeding while the state assembly is in session.

                    Donkeys may not be kept in bathtubs.

                    Signs are required to be written in English. [Makes sense really]

                    No one may carry an ice cream cone in their back pocket if it is Sunday.


                    • #11
                      Alabama's real strict
                      Bear wrestling matches are prohibited.

                      Incestuous marriages are legal.

                      It is illegal to impersonate a person of the clergy.

                      You may not drive barefooted.

                      Dominoes may not be played on Sunday.

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

                      Putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death.

                      Boogers may not be flicked into the wind.

                      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.

                      You must have windshield wipers on your car.

                      You may not have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at any time.

                      Masks may not be worn in public.

                      Women are able to retain all property they owned prior to marriage in the case of divorce. However, this provision does not apply to men.

                      It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.


                      • #12
                        Oh wow
                        Moose may not be viewed from an airplane.

                        While it is legal to shoot bears, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited.

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

                        No one may tie their pet dog to the roof of a car.

                        For all you would-be pranksters out there, it is illegal to string a wire across any road.

                        Persons may not live in a trailer as it is being hauled across the city.

                        It is considered an offense to feed alcoholic beverages to a moose.

                        A person may only carry a concealed slingshot if that person has received the appropriate license.

                        Employers of bars may not let their bartenders serve while they are drunk themselves.

                        Owners of flamingos may not let their pet into barber shops.

                        One may not roam the city with a bow and arrows.


                        • #13
                          It is against the law to fish from horseback.
                          It is illegal not to drink milk.
                          It is illegal to detonate any nuclear weapon.
                          Birds have the right of way on all highways.
                          A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence.
                          You're not allowed to sell beverages containing more than 3.
                          It is a felony to persistently tread on the cracks between paving stones on the sidewalk of a state highway.
                          It's legal for restaurants to serve wine with meals, but only if you ask for the wine list.
                          It is considered an offense to hunt whales.
                          No one may have sex in the back of an ambulance if it is responding to an emergency call.
                          Alcohol may not be sold during an emergency.
                          Individuals may not possess beer in containers larger than two liters unless they are a retailer.


                          • #14
                            Massachusetts, Wow
                            It is illegal to give beer to hospital patients.
                            Candy may not contain more than 1% of alcohol.
                            Shooting ranges may not set up targets that resemble human beings.
                            At a wake, mourners may eat no more than three sandwiches.
                            Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.
                            An old ordinance declares goatees illegal unless you first pay a special license fee for the privilege of wearing one in public.
                            Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of their taxi during their shifts.
                            All men must carry a rifle to church on Sunday.
                            Hunting on Sundays is prohibited.
                            It is illegal to go to bed without first having a full bath.
                            A woman can not be on top in sexual activities.
                            No gorilla is allowed in the back seat of any car.
                            Tattooing and body piercing is illegal.
                            Children may smoke, but they may not purchase cigarettes.
                            Tomatoes may not be used in the production of clam chowder.
                            Quakers and witches are banned.
                            Bullets may not be used as currency.
                            Massachusetts liquor stores can only open on Sundays if they are in Berkshire, Essex, Franklin, Middlesex or Worcester counties and are within 10 miles of the Vermont or New Hampshire borders.
                            Alcoholic drink specials are illegal.
                            Public boxing matches are outlawed.


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by trkaline View Post
                              Alabama's real strict
                              You may not drive barefooted.
                              that one would really piss me off

                              any one know any from Chicago/Illinois...I could look them up but I have class in like 5 mins



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