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kerst 10-16-2008 07:59 AM

Strange laws
 
Anybody from Arkansas out there ???
I saw in a TV program that there is a law in Arkansas that allows men to beat their wife ONCE A MONTH ! What kind of a law is that ???
Doesn't anybody protest against it ?????

Do you know of other strange laws in your state/country ?

CharlestonNole 10-16-2008 08:05 AM

In Florida, we can't keep a pregnant pig in a cage.

That's the only one I have heard of.

Boogedy 10-16-2008 08:06 AM

A lot of those laws are extremely outdated, but are ignored and have never been removed from the books. I know that here in Michigan there is an old law stating that it is illegal to swear in the presence of women or children. A few years back, a man was actually prosecuted for it! Here is the story:

http://www.cnn.com/US/9906/09/cursing.trial/

To find stupid laws for your area, check out http://www.dumblaws.com There are some funny ones!

scottish*mama*claus 10-16-2008 08:17 AM

Here's some doozies!! :)
dumb laws in New York State:
Women may go topless in public, providing it is not being used as a business.
You may not smoke within 100 feet of the entrance to a public building.
It is illegal for a woman to be on the street wearing “body hugging clothing.
Citizens may not greet each other by “putting one’s thumb to the nose and wiggling the fingers”.
A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting.
It is against the law to throw a ball at someone’s head for fun.
The penalty for jumping off a building is death.
New Yorkers cannot dissolve a marriage for irreconcilable differences, unless they both agree to it.
A person may not walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in his/her pocket.
While riding in an elevator, one must talk to no one, and fold his hands while looking toward the door.
Slippers are not to be worn after 10:00 P.

snowytree 10-16-2008 08:25 AM

Here it is illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or lamppost.

Ms_Speedy_Elf 10-16-2008 08:42 AM

From The Dumb laws site...


In Tennessee


Driving is not to be done while asleep.


Indiana ( where I was born)

Bath's may not be taken between October and March

Maureen 10-16-2008 08:48 AM

I don't find the laws I've marked red, dumb - just very sensible!!! I particularly like the ice cream cone in the pocket on a Sunday one; can you do it on a Tuesday???!!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by scottish*mama*claus (Post 110904)
Here's some doozies!! :)
dumb laws in New York State:
Women may go topless in public, providing it is not being used as a business.
You may not smoke within 100 feet of the entrance to a public building.
It is illegal for a woman to be on the street wearing “body hugging clothing.
Citizens may not greet each other by “putting one’s thumb to the nose and wiggling the fingers”.
A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting.
It is against the law to throw a ball at someone’s head for fun.
The penalty for jumping off a building is death.
New Yorkers cannot dissolve a marriage for irreconcilable differences, unless they both agree to it.
A person may not walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in his/her pocket.
While riding in an elevator, one must talk to no one, and fold his hands while looking toward the door.
Slippers are not to be worn after 10:00 P.


snowytree 10-16-2008 08:51 AM

Another one is you can't say "oh boy" in public. And also, if you want to read your favorite book in public you have to do it before 2:45 am.

kerst 10-16-2008 09:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boogedy (Post 110890)
A lot of those laws are extremely outdated, but are ignored and have never been removed from the books. I know that here in Michigan there is an old law stating that it is illegal to swear in the presence of women or children. A few years back, a man was actually prosecuted for it! Here is the story:

http://www.cnn.com/US/9906/09/cursing.trial/

To find stupid laws for your area, check out http://www.dumblaws.com There are some funny ones!


I kind of like this one ! Police would have a lot of work though cheesy

irishsnow 10-16-2008 10:12 AM

In Texas, it's against the law for anyone to have a pair of pliers in his or her possession.

In Philadelphia, you can't put pretzels in bags based on an Act of 1760.

Alaska law says that you can't look at a moose from an airplane.

In Corpus Christie, Texas, it is illegal to raise alligators in your home.

In Miami, it is forbidden to imitate an animal.

It is against the law to mispronounce the name of the State of Arkansas in that State.


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