Special Sub-Topic: Silly Laws
|In the state of Kentucky, it is legal to throw eggs at a public speaker if you don't like what's being said.|
f. It is decidedly against the law, although there doesn't seem to be a problem with throwing them at private speakers. However, if you're in Princeton, Texas, you'd better not throw an onion at anyone.
|If you live in Shawnee, Oklahoma, you'd better have a chat with your dog about where he or she hangs out with his or her friends.|
t. In this city, it is against the law for three or more dogs to congregate on private property without the permission of the owner of that property.
|In California, sleeping in the kitchen is considered a crime.|
t. However, conversely, it is okay to cook in the bedroom.
|If you live in Kentucky, you never have to be bothered with taking a bath.|
f. Not so, oh pungent one! Kentucky residents are required, by law, to have at least one bath a year. I wonder if showers count.
|In Montana, it is a felony offense for a husband to open a telegram that has been sent to his wife.|
f. No, this is perfectly acceptable, however it is a felony if a wife opens her husband's telegram. Similarly, in Michigan a woman is breaking the law if she cuts her hair without first getting her husband's permission.
|If you tie your elephant up to a parking meter in Orlando, Florida, you don't need to put any money in the meter.|
f. You must feed that meter exactly the same as you would for a car, so be sure to have some change in the...ashtray?
|In Jefferson City, Missouri, it's illegal to anchor your boat to the train tracks.|
t. The logic of this law is so obvious that one really has to wonder what event caused it to be passed into law!
|It is illegal to gargle in the state of Louisiana.|
f. No, go ahead and gargle all you like, but don't do it in public, because that is illegal.
|In Hartford, Connecticut, you can receive a five-dollar fine if you transport a dead body in a taxi.|
t. Of course if you tip the cabby ten dollars, he might pretend he doesn't see, and not turn you in!
|If you're hard up for money when visiting Delaware, you'd better not pawn your wooden leg.|
t. You'd better find some other appendage to hawk, because it is definitely illegal to pawn your wooden leg.
Some of these laws are so silly, you just have to laugh. For example, did you know that in Columbus, Montana the law requires you to tip your hat while passing the Mayor on the street? (Hmm, the guy who put that law in place couldn't have been very popular!)
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