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  • Strange Laws from Around the US

    There are too many for me to post so I will just post the ones in California and provide the link for you to look at the others.


    In Los Angeles, a man may legally beat his wife with a leather strap, as long as it is less than two inches wide, or she gives him permission to use a wider strap.
    It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.
    In Pacific Grove, ``molesting'' butterflies can result in a $500 fine.
    In Pasadena, it is illegal for a secretary to be alone in a room with her boss.
    It is illegal to set a mousetrap without a hunting license.
    In Long Beach, it is illegal to curse on a mini-golf course.
    In San Francisco, it is illegal to wipe one's car with used underwear.
    It is illegal to cry on the witness stand in Los Angeles courts


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  • #2
    South Carolina

    Every citizen is obliged to carry his gun to church.
    No horses are allowed into Fountain Inn unless they are wearing pants.
    In Charleston, all carriage horses must wear diapers.
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    • #3

      Old Law not on the books anymore,
      A man could beat his wife with a rod as long as it was not as thick as his thumb


      • #4
        Originally posted by Bink105

        Old Law not on the books anymore,
        A man could beat his wife with a rod as long as it was not as thick as his thumb
        And I always wondered why older women shot a look at me when I said "rule of thumb"


        • #5

          I didn't know that this was illegal



          • #6
            here is another good site:


            Lest We Forget

            Pittsburgh Bureau of Police


            • #7
              Some from Chicago

              Law forbids eating in a place that is on fire.
              It is illegal to give a dog whiskey.
              It is forbidden to fish while sitting on a giraffe's neck.
              Kites may not be flown within the city limits.
              In the Pullman area, it is illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while sitting on the curb.
              It is legal to protest naked in front of city hall as long as you are under seventeen years of age and have legal permits.

              This is one is damn wierd now and days.

              All businesses entering into contracts with the city must sift through their records and report any business they had dealing with slaves during the era of slavery.


              • #8
                From the San Francisco Municipal Police Code (many sections of which have since been repealed):

                No unsightly person shall expose themselves to public view (also known as the "looking ugly in public" statute). When I worked in SF in the early 1970's, someone ****ed off my partner who booked him for this.

                No person shall sink an ark on the city streets west of Army Street

                No person shall fly a kite west of Divisadero Street.

                Residents of the bottom floor of a flat are responsible for sweeping the public sidewalk adjoining the property.
                Going too far is half the pleasure of not getting anywhere


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