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lapper
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Strange Laws

Wed Jan 15, 2003 5:47 pm

The Supreme Court in the American state of Georgia has abolished a 170-year-old law prohibiting sexual relations outside of marriage.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/2659447.stm

Can you believe that in this day and age in the western world (even in the US) there are/were strange laws such as this?

Are there any other strange laws still in existance?
 
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RE: Strange Laws

Thu Jan 16, 2003 4:49 am

The fornication statute is still a law in about 16 other states. Thankfully, Georgia is just about caught up with modern times when it comes to sex. Up until a few years ago, sodomy was a criminal act.
 
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RE: Strange Laws

Thu Jan 16, 2003 4:51 am

This is a state the still has the confederate battle flag in there state flag.
These are some backwards people.
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RE: Strange Laws

Thu Jan 16, 2003 6:40 am

It's not like any of these "Puritan" laws are enforced. I'm sure there's some German-style love making going on somewhere  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Superfly, you're right, this is a state that produced backward people like Martin Luther King, Jr, Ralph David Abernathy, Hosea Williams, Jimmy Carter, Jackie Robinson, and Andrew Young? Imagine how far ahead the US would be if they never were born.  Insane Where was Ronald Reagan from again?

C'mon Superfly, I know you're smarter than that.
 
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RE: Hartsfield Boy

Thu Jan 16, 2003 7:18 am

Ronald Reagan was born and grew up in Illinois.
An unexamined life isn't worth living.
 
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RE: Strange Laws

Thu Jan 16, 2003 8:20 am

Yes, there are many, they're called Blue Laws and they are laws (duh) that mean nothing to a normal man. For example, if a cop (a trange one at that) catches you looking back at a woman you just saw walk by (checkin her out or something) you get a 25 dollar fine, of course, no cop will do that since all of them do it anyway, there are just stupid laws floating out there...
I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
 
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RE: Strange Laws

Thu Jan 16, 2003 9:58 am

Hartsfieldboy:
Sorry I should have been more clear in my last post. I was in a rush.
Not all Georgians are bad. I lost my virginity to a young Georgia peach! Big grin
Bring back the Concorde
 
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RE: Strange Laws

Thu Jan 16, 2003 10:07 am

If I remember correctly, in Maryland, sodomy (anal sex) and oral sex are both illegal. I'm just wondering how they would enforce that....

-Nick
 
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RE: Strange Laws

Thu Jan 16, 2003 10:18 am

Superfly, no prob. I'll admit, outside the metro Atlanta area, it IS quite "not forward," if I may say. As a native Atlantan, I'M allowed to say that  Smile
 
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RE: Strange Laws

Thu Jan 16, 2003 10:30 am

Hartsfieldboy:
Understood.  Smile
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RE: Strange Laws

Fri Jan 17, 2003 8:53 am

Ive read in several places that Michigan has a law that it is illegal to curse in front of children...although the law dates back to the 1890's I think, it was enforced a few years ago I think and the defendan possibly spent a few days in jail...

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RE: Strange Laws

Fri Jan 17, 2003 9:57 am

Lol , Hartsfieldboy as an Atlanta native as well I totally agree...I would like to say that Rabun county is in my top ten scariest places on Earth list...you probably understand what im talking about=P
 
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RE: Strange Laws

Fri Jan 17, 2003 5:01 pm

if a cop (a trange one at that) catches you looking back at a woman you just saw walk by (checkin her out or something) you get a 25 dollar fine,

LOL! I'd be broke! Big grin
 
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Hartsfieldboy: What The Hell Is...

Fri Jan 17, 2003 5:18 pm

Love-making "German-Style"?????
I never heard that, and I live here in this country....did I miss something?
I know it's only VfB but I like it!
 
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RE: Strange Laws

Fri Jan 17, 2003 11:50 pm

The strangest pornos I've ever seen all come from Germany. I won't go into detail the kind of stuff I've seen, though  Smile
 
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RE: Strange Laws

Fri Jan 17, 2003 11:52 pm

Love-making "German-Style"?????

I have heard of it once. I saw it on an episode of the Simpsons, The one where Homer sets up the "Mr X" website and then is kidnapped because of what he knows.

The guy they replace him with just happens to be German.
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RE: Strange Laws

Sat Jan 18, 2003 1:18 am

"You may not walk around naked at night, unless working as a clerk in a tropical fish store"

A strange (but true!) law in Liverpool UK!
 
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RE: Strange Laws

Sat Jan 18, 2003 5:20 am

Here's a strange law from a city in the Atlanta area:

It is illegal to say "Oh Boy!" in Jonesboro, GA.
 
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RE: Strange Laws

Sat Jan 18, 2003 5:42 am

Strange laws?

In the USA Top-less is prohibited...

That's why Brian did not catch the registration of this AA 757...


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Seriously now...

It is said that the New York feminists then by the '70s, managed to invalidate a law saying it was discriminatory for reason of sex. That law was prohibiting women to walk on the street nude from waist up, while nothing was written concerning men. So, legally, any woman can walk in top-less in NYC downtown, and win a cause against her if arrested.

But... will any one risk it?

Highly doubt it...

Best turbulences
 
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RE: Strange Laws

Sat Jan 18, 2003 2:53 pm

Alcohol, cigarettes are legal???? That's a strange one for me.  Smile  Smile
 
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RE: Strange Laws

Sat Jan 18, 2003 4:55 pm

Before the 1900s swimmers used to wear combinations which covered their arms and legs!! But in 1909, Annette Kellerman had broken the law that she was the first to wear swimsuit with trousers ending 4 cm above the KNEES and SLEEVES just covering her shoulders! Nevertheless she was arrested for "indecent exposure"! (Smith and Cassin, 1990)... It's True!


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LPL
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RE: Strange Laws

Sat Jan 18, 2003 5:07 pm

In Chester UK, It is illegal to shoot a Welshman with a bow and arrow in limits of the city walls on any Sunday! What about the other days in the week?
 
Turbolet
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RE: Strange Laws

Sun Jan 19, 2003 6:23 am

Maltese law makes swearing in public illegal.
It's actually scary how many times a day I break the law.
Come to think of it though, the government could raise a lot of money if it were enforced!
 
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RE: Strange Laws

Sun Jan 19, 2003 7:10 am

England

* 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.
* Interfering with the mail or sleeping with the consort of the Queen is classed as treason, and as such, carries a maximum penalty of death.
* Placing a postage stamp that bears the Queen (or King) upside down is considered treason.
* A license is required to keep a lunatic.

Scotland

* It is illegal to be a drunk in possession of a cow.
* Trespassing on someone else's land is legal.
* If someone knocks on your door and requires the use of your commode, you must let them enter.

Australia

* Bars are required to stable, water and feed the horses of their patrons.

Canada

* It is illegal to kill a sick person by frightening them.
* You may never use dice to play craps. (In Alberta) (huh????)
* 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. (another gem!)
* Driving on the roads is not allowed. (in New Brunswick)
* You can't drag a dead horse down Yonge Street on a Sunday. (in Toronto)
* You may not paint a ladder as it will be slippery when wet. (in Wawa, Ontario)

China

* Drivers of power-driven vehicles who stop at pedestrian crossings are liable to a fine of up to five yuan, or a warning. (for Beijing)

France

* No pig may be addressed as Napoleon by its owner.
* It is forbidden without a cemetery plot to die on the territory of the commune. (in Le Lavendou)

Israel

* It is forbidden to bring bears to the beach. (in Haifa)

Italy

* A man may be arrested for wearing a skirt. (There goes TWFirst's social life)

Singapore

* As it is considered pornographic, you may not walk around your home nude.
* If you are convicted of littering three times, you will have to clean the streets on Sundays with a bib on saying, "I am a litterer." This will then be broadcasted on the local news.
* It is illegal to pee in an elevator.
* Homosexuals are not allowed to live in the country.
* Oral sex is illegal unless it is used as a form of foreplay.

South Korea

* Traffic police are required to report all bribes that they receive from motorists. (that is a gem!!)

Switzerland

* A man may not relieve himself while standing up, after 10 P.M.

Thailand

* It is illegal to leave your house if you are not wearing underwear. (I guess they don't have No Undie Monday)

USA

* Persons may be placed in jail for up to five years for shooting a hole in a penny.

Alabama

* It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.
* It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.
* Putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death.
* Children of incestuous couples are deemed legitimate. (well thats Alabama for ya)
* It is illegal for a husband to beat his wife with a stick larger than the diameter of his thumb. (Jasper, Alabama)

Alaska

* Moose may not be viewed from an airplane.
* It is considered an offense to push a live moose out of a moving airplane. (that is something I would like to see)

Arizona

* Any misdemeanor committed while wearing a red mask is considered a felony.
* Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs.
* You may not have more than two dildos in a house.
* It is illegal for men and women over the age of 18 to have less than one missing tooth visible when smiling. (Tombstone, Arizona)

Arkansas

* The Arkansas River can rise no higher than to the Main Street bridge in Little Rock.
* A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month.
* Oral sex is considered to be sodomy.
* It is unlawful to walk one's cow down Main Street after 1:00 PM on Sunday. (Little Rock)

California

* Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool. (Baldwin Park)
* City Council order reads: "No dog shall be in a public place without its master on a leash." (Belvedere)  Laugh out loud
* Detonating a nuclear device within the city limits results in a $500 fine. (Chico)
* It is illegal to drive more than two thousand sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time. (Hollywood)
* It is illegal to cry on the witness stand. (Los Angeles)
* All persons wishing to keep a rhinoceros as a pet must obtain a $100 license first. (Norco)
* It is illegal to molest butterflies. (Pacific Grove)
* One may not carry a lunch down the street between 11 and 1 o'clock. (Riverside)
* Persons classified as "ugly" may not walk down any street. (San Fran)  Laugh out loud

Colorado

* It is unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next-door neighbor. (Denver)

Connecticut

* You may not educate dogs. (Hartford)

Florida

* If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
* Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.
* Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal.
* When having sex, only the missionary position is legal.
* You may not fart in a public place after 6 P.M. on Thursdays.
* It is considered an offense to shower naked.
* Citizens may not be caught downtown without at least 10 dollars on their person. (Pensacola)
* You may not catch crabs. (Sarasota) TWFirst, I hope you aren't going to Sarasota anytime soon  Wink/being sarcastic
* Women may not expose their breasts while performing "topless dancing". (Tampa)
* Lap dances must be given at least six feet away from a patron. (Tampa)

Georgia

* Against the law to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp. (Atlanta)
* One man may not be on another man's back. (Atlanta)
* It is illegal for a chicken to cross the road. (Quitman)  Laugh out loud

Idaho

* Illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.
* You may not fish on a camel's back.

Illinois

* The English language is not to be spoken. (Let me guess; this would be written into the criminal code in English?)
* One may not pee in his neighbor's mouth. (Champaign)
* It is against the law to make faces at dogs. (Normal)

That is just a selection of idiotic and funny laws which are still on the books in various places around the world.

More are at: http://www.dumblaws.com


 
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RE: Strange Laws

Sun Jan 19, 2003 7:27 am

Singapore

* As it is considered pornographic, you may not walk around your home nude.
* If you are convicted of littering three times, you will have to clean the streets on Sundays with a bib on saying, "I am a litterer." This will then be broadcasted on the local news.
* It is illegal to pee in an elevator.
* Homosexuals are not allowed to live in the country.


Hah... that's what I call tolerance!
 
hartsfieldboy
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RE: Strange Laws

Sun Jan 19, 2003 1:02 pm

Singapore

* As it is considered pornographic, you may not walk around your home nude.
* If you are convicted of littering three times, you will have to clean the streets on Sundays with a bib on saying, "I am a litterer." This will then be broadcasted on the local news.
* It is illegal to pee in an elevator.
* Homosexuals are not allowed to live in the country.
* Oral sex is illegal unless it is used as a form of foreplay.

The sad part is that all these are probably strictly enforced.

* It is illegal for a husband to beat his wife with a stick larger than the diameter of his thumb. (Jasper, Alabama)

This is where we get the saying, "Rule of thumb." I believe this law originates from several centuries ago in Europe.

* Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal.

What's scary is that something had to trigger this into becoming law!  Wow!
 
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RE: Strange Laws

Sun Jan 19, 2003 1:30 pm

For all the horrors of the Ku Klux Klan, my history teacher (now retired, she's about 60 or so....although another teacher at school always called her a Miracle of Modern Cosmetology) told me a story about wife beating.

She lived out near the river as a girl (the Tennessee River), and rumor got around that there was a man beating his wife, severely (they were both white, by the way). People saw her and could see that she was hurting. One night, the local KKK group got together, went to this man's house, and told him that there was going to be no more of that. According to history, that man never touched his wife again.
 
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RE: Strange Laws

Sun Jan 19, 2003 2:03 pm

* Detonating a nuclear device within the city limits results in a $500 fine. (Chico)

Oh my god, I can barely breathe I'm laughing so hard! Big grin
 
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RE: Strange Laws

Sun Jan 19, 2003 2:39 pm

On my first visit to PHX, I have clear memories of seeing a sign:

"No shooting firearms within 1/4 mile of any building" and there was a bit about being punishable by fine...I had a good laugh over that one...

"Mr. Jones, your being arrested for murder and violating Phoenix City Code Ordinance XXX for shooting a gun within 1/4 mi. of a building.."

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RE: Strange Laws

Sun Jan 19, 2003 3:38 pm

In Maine...

1. Shotguns are required to be taken to church in the event of a Native American attack.
2. You may not step out of a plane in flight.
3. After January 14th you will be charged a fine for having your Christmas decorations still up.
4. It is illegal to park in front of Dunkin Donuts.

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RE: Strange Laws

Sun Jan 19, 2003 7:15 pm

I'm always amused by the old English offence of 'Sheep Worrying', not sure if it's still on the books though. I think it refers to frightening or stealing sheep.....maybe!
Though the death penalty was abolished in 1965, in theory you can still hang for treason, or starting fires in naval dockyards.
Though homosexuality was made legal in 1967, the offence never extended to gay women, apparently Queen Victoria refused to sign that piece of the legislation outlawing gay sex in the 19th century, although she knew that gay men existed, she could not believe the same applied to women
 
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RE: Strange Laws

Mon Jan 20, 2003 9:28 am

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

One of the few good dumb laws. There should be a law restricting displaying Christmas lights before Thanksgiving.

Dallas. It's illegal to own realistic dildos.. Okay, what exactly defines a realistic and a fake dildo?

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RE: Strange Laws

Mon Jan 20, 2003 10:50 am

I lost my virginity to a young Georgia peach!


Sure hope she wasn't hairy! Big grin


Sorry, folks. Couldn't resist myself.
 
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RE: Strange Laws

Tue Jan 21, 2003 5:46 pm

That Dumb laws site is fantastic.

Beijing: Drivers of power-driven vehicles who stop at pedestrian crossings are liable to a fine of up to five yuan, or a warning. -Article 40 of the Beijing Traffic Laws

Why put the crossing in then?
 
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RE: Strange Laws

Tue Jan 21, 2003 9:14 pm

You may not step out of a plane in flight

I suppose that's for our friend D.B. Cooper.

So, for paragliding activities, you have to us helicopters ?

Antoine
 
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RE: Strange Laws

Tue Jan 21, 2003 9:28 pm

Texas:
When two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone.
It is illegal for one to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.
It is illegal to milk another person's cow.
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Obnoxious odors may not be emitted while in an elevator

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