Dumb Laws - Only In America

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  1. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    New Hampshire

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    -You may not tap your feet, nod your head, or in any way keep time
    to the music in a tavern, restaurant, or cafe.

    -You cannot sell the clothes you are wearing to pay off a gambling debt.

    -It is considered an offense to check into a hotel under an assumed name.

    -It is illegal to pick seaweed up off of the beach.

    -Any cattle that crosses state roads must be fitted with a device to gather
    its feces.

    -You may not run machinery on Sundays.

    -On Sundays citizens may not relieve themselves while looking up.
     
  2. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Maine

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    -After January 14th you will be charged a fine for having your Christmas
    decorations still up.

    -You may not step out of a plane in flight.

    -Shotguns are required to be taken to church in the event of a Native
    American attack.
     
  3. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    California

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    -It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle,
    unless the target is a whale

    -No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour

    -Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses.

    -Women may not drive in a house coat.
     
  4. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Alabama

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    -It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.

    -Boogers may not be flicked into the wind.

    -You may not have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at any time.

    -Masks may not be worn in public
     
  5. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Arkansas Only In Arkansas!

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    -Arkansas must be pronounced "Arkansaw"

    -A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month.

    -Oral sex is considered to be sodomy.

    -Alligators may not be kept in bathtubs.
     
  6. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Vermont

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    -Whistling underwater is illegal

    -It is illegal to deny the existence of God

    -At one time it was illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole

    -Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear
    false teeth
     
  7. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Tricky. I mean have you ever seen a house coat with wheels and an engine? ;-)
     
  8. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    no --- but I expect it's been tried! :shock:
     
  9. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Maybe it's a misprint for "House Boat" :!: :oops: :wink:
     
  10. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    And in answer to you're new signature... You're right; they ain't! :lol:

    Only kiddin' (ha ha!)

    By the way, how are YWD doing these days? is Clayton still playing euph with you?
     
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  12. HBB

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    Ya. But Slacking.... studies! :D

    We had some of your deps for the Uxbridge March I think!
     
  13. Euph-Bari

    Euph-Bari Active Member

    Not American - and always wanted to try it

    it is still leagal to shoot and kill a Scotsman with a bow and arrow within Yorks walls ,

    tMP social in york anyone?
     
  14. Fishsta

    Fishsta Active Member

    Other English laws:


    According to a british law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide was a capital offense. Offenders could be hanged for trying.


    All English males over the age 14 are to carry out 2 or so hours of longbow practice a week supervised by the local clergy.


    It is illegal to be drunk on Licensed Premises (in a pub or bar).


    Chelsea Pensioners may not be impersonated.


    It is illegal for a lady to eat chocolates on a public conveyance.


    Any boy under the age of 10 may not see a naked manequin.


    It is illegal for a Member of Parliament to enter the House of Commons wearing a full suit of armour.


    It is legal for a male to urinate in public, as long it is on the rear wheel of his motor vehicle and his right hand is on the vehicle.


    In Chester, you can only shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside the city walls and after midnight.


    In Liverpool, it is illegal for a woman to be topless in public except as a clerk in a tropical fish store.


    In London, no cows may be driven down the roadway between 10 AM and 7 PM unless there is prior approval from the Commissioner of Police.
     
  15. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Dyl .... :roll: :wink:
     
  16. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    Who is liable for this one, the boy for looking or the manequin for showing? Or does it depend on the ethnicity of both parties?
     
  17. shedophone

    shedophone Member

    I'd def be up for a TMP social in York.

    Fishta- did you create that animal holding your signpost? If so could i borrow it for my avatar? Its so cute...

    Erm, whats the thread again? Oh yes...

    Did you know in England all taxis must carry a bale of hay?

    And nothing with wheels is allowed on the pavement so all babies/grandmothers etc must all be pushed along the road.

    Which is the state where males are allowed to, erm, **** animals- but only if the animals are female?
     
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  19. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Minnesota, I think - It is illegal to keep a horse solely for the purpose of distilling its urine.
     
  20. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    And I'd like to be the feds if I worked on commission..... 4 offenses there! :D


    But what about hallowe'en? :?: :twisted:
     
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