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    Some very strange laws that are sometimes enforced.

    - Alabama:
    1. It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.

    - Alaska:
    1. It is illegal to push a live moose out of a moving airplane.

    - California:
    1. Community leaders passed an ordinance that makes it illegal for anyone to try and stop a child from playfully jumping over puddles of water.

    - Connecticut:
    1. You can be stopped by the police for biking over 65 miles per hour.
    2. You are not allowed to walk across a street on your hands.

    - Florida:
    1. Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can the salon owner.
    2. A special law prohibits unmarried women from parachuting on Sunday or she shall risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.
    3. If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
    4. It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit.
    5. Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.
    6. Any form of sexual contact other than missionary position is a misdomeanor. (This is still a law. There have been several cases of people being brought up on these charges in the past 5 years alone. If the police enter a home with a warrent for some other crime and catch the 'culprits' in action, they can, and are, brought up on those charges.)

    - Illinois:
    1. It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animal kept as pets.

    - Indiana:
    1. Bathing is prohibited during the winter.
    2. Citizens are not allowed to attend a movie house or theater nor ride in a public streetcar within at least four hours after eating garlic.

    - Iowa:
    1. Kisses may last for as much as, but no more than, five minutes.

    - Kentucky:
    1. By law, anyone who has been drinking is "sober" until he or she "cannot hold onto the ground."
    2. It is illegal to transport an ice cream cone in your pocket.

    - Louisiana:
    1. It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.
    2. Biting someone with your natural teeth is "simple assault," while biting someone with your false teeth is "aggravated assault."

    - Massachusetts:
    1. Mourners at a wake may not eat more than three sandwiches.
    2. Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.
    3. An old ordinance declares goatees illegal unless you first pay a special license fee for the privilege of wearing one in public.
    4. Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of their taxi during their shifts.

    - Nebraska:
    1. A parent can be arrested if his child cannot hold back a burp during a church service.

    - New Mexico:
    1. Females are strictly forbidden to appear unshaven in public.

    - New York:
    1. A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. This old law specifically prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking "at a woman in that way." A second conviction for a crime of this magnitude calls for the violating male to be forced to wear a "pair of horse-blinders" wherever and whenever he goes outside for a stroll.

    - North Dakota:
    1. Beer & pretzels can't be served at the same time in any bar or restaurant.

    - Ohio:
    1. Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.

    - Oklahoma:
    1. Violators can be fined, arrested or jailed for making ugly faces at a dog.
    2. Females are forbidden from doing their own hair without being licensed by the state.
    3. Dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate in groups of three or more on private property.

    - Pennsylvania:
    1. A special cleaning ordinance bans housewives from hiding dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling.
    2. No man may purchase alcohol without written consent from his wife.

    - Tennessee:
    1. It is illegal to lasso a catfish in Tennessee!! (Julie.Miller)

    - Texas:
    1. A city ordinance states that a person cannot go barefoot without first obtaining a special five-dollar permit.
    2. It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing.

    - Vermont:
    1. Lawmakers made it obligatory for everybody to take at least one bath each week -- on Saturday night.

    - Washington:
    1. All lollipops are banned.
    2. A law to reduce crime states: "It is mandatory for a motorist with criminal intentions to stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is entering the town.
    3. In King County, in Seattle Washington, it is illegal to sit on a man's lap on a metro bus, unless you are married.
    4. Vancouver, WA has a city law that requires all motor vehicles to carry anchors... as an emergency brake. (Ted Timmons)

    - West Virginia:
    1. No children may attend school with their breath smelling of "wild onions."
    Well behaved women rarely make history
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    Alberta Provincial Laws

    ·Businesses must provide rails for tying up horses.

    ·Wooden logs may not be painted.

    ·It is illegal to set fire to the wooden leg of a wooden legged man

    ·You may never use dice to play craps.

    City Laws

    ·If you are released from prison, it is required that you are given a handgun with bullets and a horse, so you can ride out of town.

    British Columbia Provincial Laws

    ·It is illegal to kill a sasquatch.

    New Brunswick Provincial Laws

    ·Driving on the roads is not allowed.

    Nova Scotia Provincial Laws

    ·When raining, a person may not water his/her lawn.

    Ontario Provincial Laws

    ·The speed limit is 80 kph for cars, but bicyclists have the right of way.

    City Laws

    Etobicoke

    ·Bylaw states that no more than 3.5 inches of water is allowed in a bathtub.

    Cobourg

    ·If you have a water trough in your front yard it must be filled by 5:00 a.m.

    Gananoque

    ·Homeowners are responsible for clearing snow off of municipal sidewalks.

    Guelph

    ·The city is classified as a no-pee zone.

    Kanata

    ·The colour of house and garage doors is regulated by city bylaws (a purple door get you a fine). It is also illegal to have a clothes line in your backyard.

    ·You can't work on your car in the street.

    Oshawa

    ·It's illegal to climb trees.

    ·Homeowners are responsible for clearing snow off of municipal sidewalks. If sidewalks is not cleaned within 24 hours after a snowfall, city workers will clean it and the cost will be placed on the homeowners tax bill.

    Ottawa

    ·It is illegal to eat ice-cream on Bank Street on a Sunday.

    Toronto

    ·You can't drag a dead horse down Yonge St. on a Sunday.

    Uxbridge

    ·Residents are not allowed to have an Internet connection faster than 56k.

    Wawa

    ·You may not paint a ladder as it will be slippery when wet.

    ·It is illegal to show public affection on Sunday.

    Quebec Provincial Laws

    ·It is illegal to turn right on a red light at any time. *** Note: Quebec is experimenting with this law in many places EXCEPT MONTREAL???? ***

    ·All business signs in the province of Quebec must be in French. If the business operator wishes to have English on the sign, the French must be at least twice as large as the English is. There are no laws governing the usage of other languages on signs. -Bill 101 (Passed 1976)

    ·No language other than French is permitted to be shown out doors.

    City Laws

    Beaconsfield

    ·It is considered an offence to have more than two colours of paint on your house.

    ·You may not own a log cabin.

    Montréal

    ·The Queen Elizabeth Hotel must feed your horse freely when you rent a room.

    ·You may not wash your car in the street.

    ·You may not park a car in such a way that it is blocking your own driveway.

    ·"For Sale" signs are not permitted in the windows of moving vehicles.

    ·Cars parked in public places must be locked, and their windows must be down to less than the width of a hand.

    ·One's rear license plate may not be protected by glass or plastic.

    ·You may not swear in French.

    ·Citizens may not relieve themselves or spit on the street. Punishable by a fine of over 100 Canadian dollars.

    Outremont

    ·Not only do all exterior painting jobs require a permit (for colour) but, for instance, the City went to Appeals Court over the exact type of division inside a window frame.
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    I dunno what's stanger, OTR. Those laws, or the names of some of those towns!
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    In Colorado, tags can be ripped off of pillows and mattresses.
    Well behaved women rarely make history
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    What gets me.....is that for a lot of those laws there was probably a situation that sparked the desire/need to make it a law.

    Unless you consider the logical mind of the average politician and then they all start to make sense.
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    I'd love to hear if any of these have been enforced in the recent past. If so, with what penalty?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christinac130
    I'd love to hear if any of these have been enforced in the recent past. If so, with what penalty?
    That would probably vary by jurisdiction
    Well behaved women rarely make history
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    Quote Originally Posted by clairegrrl
    Some very strange laws that are sometimes enforced.

    -6. Any form of sexual contact other than missionary position is a misdomeanor. (This is still a law. There have been several cases of people being brought up on these charges in the past 5 years alone. If the police enter a home with a warrent for some other crime and catch the 'culprits' in action, they can, and are, brought up on those charges.)
    Florida resident and wife permitting, we break this one once in a while (too long a while since the kids....sheeesh!)
    "It is the soldier, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gives us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag." -- Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, Sergeant, USMC
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattyparanoid
    Florida resident and wife permitting, we break this one once in a while (too long a while since the kids....sheeesh!)
    You in that once a month crowd?? I think there is one in there about taking a bath that has the same time frame
    Well behaved women rarely make history
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    Quote Originally Posted by clairegrrl
    You in that once a month crowd?? I think there is one in there about taking a bath that has the same time frame
    That's gotta be one, seriously rancid smelling town...
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    Illinois:
    1. It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animal kept as pets.
    In Wisconsin, we're much more progressive. You can give lighted cigars to dogs, but you can't make them play poker and then photograph them.
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