Sunday, June 28, 2009

Old and Stupid Funny Texas Laws

Here's some old and quite funny/stupid laws from Texas!

A city ordinance states that a person cannot go barefoot without first obtaining a special five-dollar permit.

If two trains going in opposite directions on the same track meet each other, one can't move until the other does.

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

In Dallas County it is illegal to own any realistic looking, phallic shaped, personal massager more than one foot in length.

In Galveston, if you sit on the sidewalk, you could be fined $200.

In Houston you cannot buy beer after midnight on Sunday, but you can buy it on Monday.

It is illegal to carry a pair of wire-cutters in your back pocket.

It is illegal to drive without windscreen wipers. You don't need a windscreen but, you must have the wipers.

It is illegal to have an open container in a car. (It doesn't specify alcohol, it just says an open container.)

It is illegal to have anything protruding from your bumper unless it is attached with a chain (so bumper stickers are a no-no).

It is illegal to milk another persons cow.

It is illegal to shoot a buffalo from the 2nd story of a hotel.

It is illegal to spit on the sidewalk.

It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing.

It is legal for a husband to beat his wife as long as he uses something no bigger than his thumb.

It is legal for the blind to go hunting as long as they have someone with them who isn't blind.

It is legal to commit a homicide as long as you tell the person when, and how you are going to kill them.

It is legal to fire a gun at someone if they are handed it to them by the victim first.

The entire Encyclopedia Brittannica is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home.

There is an old law in Texas that states you are unable to tuck your pants into one boot unless you own ten or more cattle.

When you are released from jail, you must be given a horse and a shotgun, if you request it.

Old and Stupid/Funny Pennsylvania Laws

Here's some old and quite funny/stupid laws from Pennsylvania!

A special cleaning ordinance bans housewives from hiding dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling.

All fire hydrants must be checked one hour before all fires.

Any motorist driving along a country road at night must stop every mile and send up a rocket signal, wait 10 minutes for the road to be cleared of livestock, and continue.

Every outlet or switch (which can be purchased for 59 cents) that is installed requires an electrical inspection fee of 1 dollar and 33 cents.

Fireworks stores may not sell fireworks to Pennsylvania residents.

If a motorist sees a horse coming down the road, the driver must pull off to the side of the road and cover the vehicle with canvas. If the horse is still scared the driver must get out of his car and take it apart until the horse isn't scared any more.

In Morrisville,Pennsylvania a woman needs a permit to wear make-up.

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

In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania it is illegal to bring a burro onto a streetcar.

In Tarentum,Pennsylvania it is illegal to tie horses to parking meters.

In the Mount Pocono region any group of 5 or more Native Americans are to be considered a raiding party and may be killed on the spot.

It is illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors.

It is required that a woman have a permit to wear cosmetics.

No man may purchase alcohol without written consent from his wife.

One cannot run for governor unless he/she has participated in a duel.

Old and Stupid/Funny Ohio Laws

Here's some old and quite funny/stupid laws from Ohio!

A police office can write you a ticket for leaving your keys in your car. But relax he will leave you a note when you can come get your keys back so long as you can prove it's your car and your keys.

Bay Village - It is illegal to walk a cow down Lake Road.

Bexley - Ordinance number 223, of 09/09/19 prohibits the installation and usage of slot machines in outhouses.

Breast feeding is not allowed in public.

Canton - Electric fences are banned.

Canton - It is a misdemeanor to play any game in a public park without the Superintendent's permission.

Cincinnati - Anal intercourse is banned.

Cleveland - It's illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.

Clinton County - Any person who leans against a public building will be subject to fines.

Fairview Park - Items left on a tree lawn become city property. A young man was fined for removing an item from a tree lawn even though he had the owner's permission.

Fairview Park - It's against the law to honk your horn "excessively". A grandmother was fined for honking her horn twice at her neighbour.

Females are forbidden from doing their own hair without being licensed by the state.

If you ignore an orator on Decoration day to such an extent as to publicly play croquet or pitch horseshoes within one mile of the speaker's stand, you can be fined $25.00.

In Columbus, Ohio it is illegal to sell cornflakes on Sunday.

In Marysville, Ohio it is illegal for a dog to urinate on a parking meter. (There are no parking meters in Marysville.)

Ironton - Cross-dressing is against the law.

It is illegal for more than five women to live in a house.

It is illegal for women to wear footwear of any kind with an open toe.

It is illegal to fish for whales on Sundays.

It is illegal to get a fish drunk.

It is illegal to mistreat anything of great importance.

It is legal to throw a snake at someone but it is illegal to shake a snake at someone.

It's against the law to kill a housefly within 160 feet of a church without a licence.

Lima - Any map that does not have Lima clearly stated on the map cannot be sold.

Lowell - It is unlawful to run a horse over five miles per hour.

Marion - You cannot eat a doughnut and walk backwards on a city street.

McDonald - Your goose may not paraded down Main Street.

No one may be arrested on Sunday or on the Fourth of July.

No person while operating a motor vehicle shall fail to slow down and stop said vehicle when signalled to do so upon meeting or overtaking a horse-drawn vehicle or person on horseback and to remain stationary until such vehicle or person has passed, provided such signal to stop is given in good faith, under circumstances of necessity, and only as often and for such length of time as is required of such vehicle or person to pass, whether it is approaching from the front or rear.

North Canton - It is against the law to roller skate without notifying the police.

Owners of tigers must notify authorities within one hour if the tiger escapes.

Oxford - It is unlawful for a woman to appear in public while unshaven. This includes legs and face.

Oxford - It's illegal for a woman to strip off her clothing while standing in front of a man's picture.

Participating in or conducting a duel is prohibited.

Paulding - A policeman may bite a dog to quiet him. However, the reverse is not true, even if it's a police dog.

Riding on the roof of a taxi cab is not allowed.

Strongsville - Catch 22 is banned.

The Ohio driver's education manual states that you must honk the horn whenever you pass another car.

Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.

Youngstown - You may not run out of gas/petrol.

Old and Stupid/Funny North Carolina Laws

Here's some old and quite funny/stupid laws from North Carolina!

A marriage can be declared void if either of the two persons is physically impotent.

All couples staying overnight in a hotel must have a room with double beds that are at least two feet apart. Making love in the space between the beds is strictly forbidden.

Elephants may not be used to plough cotton fields.

If a man and a woman who aren't married go to a hotel/motel and register themselves as married then, according to state law, they are legally married. [

If a man and woman who are not married to each other live together "lewdly and lasciviously" they can be fined $1,000 and be sentenced to up to 60 days in gaol. This 200 year old law is still actually enforced!

In Barber, North Carolina fights between cats and dogs are prohibited.

In Chapel Hill, North Carolina it is a misdemeanor to urinate or defecate publicly.

In Charlotte, NC, women must have their bodies covered with at least 16 yards of cloth at all times.

It's against the law to sing off key.