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Weird State Laws

Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:30 am

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RE: Weird State Laws

Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:15 am

Wow. It's illegal for a woman to wear red on Sunday in MY county? Well, I'll be a fucked duck!

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RE: Weird State Laws

Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:53 am

Found these on a web site:
In Florida, it is considered an offense to shower naked; what?
North Carolina- Women must have their bodies covered by at least sixteen yards of cloth at all times - Talibian would love that one.
and finally in Oklahoma - women may not gamble in the nude, in lingerie or while wearing a towel, so can guys gamble naked?
 
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RE: Weird State Laws

Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:05 am

woohoo, 4 out of 7 correct. I can't believe that these are actually laws. I almost couldn't stop laughing at the one where it said: the penalty is death for jumping off a building in New York. :P

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RE: Weird State Laws

Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:06 am

It is illegal NOT to drink milk in Utah. -And what if you're lactose intolerant?  Yeah sure

Not sure if it still exists but: In a small town in France it is illegal to die. Because the cemeteries are full. WTF?!?  Confused

I only got 1 out of 7 right  tongue 
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RE: Weird State Laws

Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:13 am

Interesting state law here in Arizona is regarding getting a mining claim. Last year I found out from my environmental consulting teacher that an Arizona resident could purchase a mining claim and about 4-5 acres of land for $50. Well the definition of "resident" is not a set thing. For me to buy a gun I just had to live in the state for 90 days, so I figured I was good to go and was already looking into buying a mule and some red long-johns with the butt flap. Well the definition of "resident" as it pertains to mining claims is someone who owns at least 50 acres of land (as written back in the 1850's). So needless to say I was crushed  Sad I already had a name picked out and everything.
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PanAmOldDC8
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RE: Weird State Laws

Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:15 am

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 4):
It is illegal NOT to drink milk in Utah. -And what if you're lactose intolerant?

Here's a good one for you. In Ontario Canada you are not allowed to drink beer or liquor in the open, even on your patio. It will cause the kids to follow suit or so they claim. Like to see that law brought before the courts
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RE: Weird State Laws

Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:31 am

Well in Delaware, I think our only weirdest law is its Illegal to drink perfume in public. Do people ever do that, no...but its just an old left over law from probably when prohibition was enforced and perfume had alcohol in it.
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RE: Weird State Laws

Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:44 am

Silly laws here in California

-A regulation in San Francisco makes it unlawful to use used underwear to wipe off cars in a car wash.

-Blythe: You are not permitted to wear cowboy boots unless you already own at least two cows.

-In 1838, the city of Los Angeles passed an ordinance requiring that a man obtain a license before serenading a woman.

-In California, animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.

-In Los Angeles a man is legally entitled to beat his wife with a leather belt or strap, but the belt can't be wider than 2 inches, unless he has his wife's consent to beat her with a wider strap. Consent should be given prior to the event, as is carefully stipulated.

-In Los Angeles, you cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.

-Pasadena: It is illegal for a secretary to be alone in a room with her boss.

-The Chico, California, City Council enacted a ban on nuclear weapons, setting a $500 fine for anyone detonating one within city limits.


-The city of San Francisco holds a copyright on the name "San Francisco." It is illegal to manufacture any item with the name without first getting permission from the city. Since the Supreme Court upheld the copyright, San Francisco has had an annual $300 million surplus every year.


-The Santa Monica, Calif., City Council recently proposed that men be allowed to use women's public restrooms when there's a line of three or more at the mens' room, and vice versa.
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RE: Weird State Laws

Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:48 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 8):
-The city of San Francisco holds a copyright on the name "San Francisco." It is illegal to manufacture any item with the name without first getting permission from the city. Since the Supreme Court upheld the copyright, San Francisco has had an annual $300 million surplus every year.

Hmm, I wonder how that plays over (yeah, yeah, yeah...) with Scott McKenzie?  Smile
 
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RE: Weird State Laws

Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:05 am

When I was attending the U of Arizona a few years back we had a discussion in a PoliSci class regarding some archaic Arizona laws, most of them sex based (hey, we were in college...and we found we were all criminals)

In the State of Arizona (as of 2001 at least) :

-It is illegal to have sex in any position except the Missionary position

-Fellatio is considered sodomy, and subject to the same fines/penalties

-In Maricopa county, any structure housing more than 3 females was forced to be classified as a house of ill fame (to this day, at Arizona State, while there are sororities, there are no sorority houses because of this law)

-It is illegal for a man and woman to co-habitate unless they are legally related, either by blood or by marriage

-Regardless of location or position, it is illegal for a man and woman to engage in any form of sexual contact without being married first

All I can say from my time at the U of A is that it's a good thing the cops were too busy with other things...we all would have been locked up
 
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RE: Weird State Laws

Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:03 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 8):
In 1838, the city of Los Angeles passed an ordinance requiring that a man obtain a license before serenading a woman.

That had to be from the days that Mexico owned California.

Quoting QXRamperMEII (Reply 10):
In the State of Arizona (as of 2001 at least) :

-It is illegal to have sex in any position except the Missionary position

Considering that the pioneers of Arizona came from Utah, its no wonder.
 
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RE: Weird State Laws

Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:03 am

It is illegal to ride a horse through John Wayne/Orange County Airport.

It is illegal to have an unusual haircut in Mesquite, Texas.

If two or more Native Americans are on your property in Texas, it is still considered an Indian Raid and you can shoot them.

It is illegal to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel in Texas.

The Encyclopedia Brittanica was banned in Texas because it contained a formula for making beer.

An anti-crime law in Texas requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed.

In either McAlester or Muscogee, Oklahoma, can't remember which one, it is illegal to hit a ball over a wall. Not surprisingly, their high school baseball team sucks.

In Houston, Texas it is illegal to buy beer after midnight on Sunday. However, it is legal to buy beer on Monday.

Don't swallow more than three gulps of beer at a time in Lefors, Texas….it's illegal. However, it is legal for a blind person to go hunting as long as they have someone with them who isn't blind.

In Utah, it is ok to have a nuclear weapon, as long as it is not detonated in Utah.

It is illegal to hunt whales in Utah.

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RE: Weird State Laws

Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:19 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 8):
A regulation in San Francisco makes it unlawful to use used underwear to wipe off cars in a car wash

Who, just WHO, would use USED underwear on their newly washed car?

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 4):
It is illegal NOT to drink milk in Utah. -And what if you're lactose intolerant?

Move to Nevada or Wyoming.

Quoting AirCop (Reply 2):
Oklahoma - women may not gamble in the nude, in lingerie or while wearing a towel

That old frontier town trick. Is that ILLEGAL?
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RE: Weird State Laws

Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:57 am

West Virginia is always good for a laugh

It is legal for a male to have sex with an animal as long as it does not exceed 40 lbs.

Any person who commits adultery shall be fined at least twenty dollars.

No children may attend school with their breath smelling of "wild onions.

For each act of public swearing a person shall be fined one dollar.

Roadkill may be taken home for supper.

Whistling underwater is prohibited.

A person may not hold public office if he or she has ever participated in a duel.

A person may be placed in jail for up to six months for making fun of someone who does not accept a challege.
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RE: Weird State Laws

Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:07 pm

Quoting PanAmOldDC8 (Reply 6):
Here's a good one for you. In Ontario Canada you are not allowed to drink beer or liquor in the open, even on your patio.

I guess this is probably the most violated law in Ontario...
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RE: Weird State Laws

Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:07 pm

Quoting AAFLT1871 (Reply 14):
Roadkill may be taken home for supper.

This reminds me of a French law, that says that anyone who clears the road from a tree that has fallen over the road, becomes the owner of that tree. How big is the roadkill in WV? Or do they have very narrow roads?
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RE: Weird State Laws

Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:28 am

Quoting QXRamperMEII (Reply 10):
-In Maricopa county, any structure housing more than 3 females was forced to be classified as a house of ill fame (to this day, at Arizona State, while there are sororities, there are no sorority houses because of this law)

Now since neither of us has actually SEEN the law(unless you have), I'm sure we will never know for sure. However, according to snopes.com. That isnt true...
http://www.snopes.com/college/halls/brothel.asp
My ex goes to ASU and is an Alpha Phi and she heard the same thing and told me about it our freshman year. Except the number was 6 women per house.
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RE: Weird State Laws

Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:29 am

Quoting PanAmOldDC8 (Reply 6):
In Ontario Canada you are not allowed to drink beer or liquor in the open, even on your patio.

Technically, in Virginia too. If you can be seen from public, you are drinking in public.

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 15):
I guess this is probably the most violated law in Ontario...

In Virginia too.  Big grin
 
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RE: Weird State Laws

Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:27 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 8):
-In Los Angeles a man is legally entitled to beat his wife with a leather belt or strap, but the belt can't be wider than 2 inches, unless he has his wife's consent to beat her with a wider strap. Consent should be given prior to the event, as is carefully stipulated.

Bondage anyone?  Silly
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RE: Weird State Laws

Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:34 pm

In many states, counties and cities, you have all kind of weird rules as to the sale of alcohol, especially in Utah. Many states restrict alcoholic beverage sales on Sundays, so one has to stock up on Saturday.

Many states and localities have 'blue laws' that mean that most stores and businesses have to be closed on Sundays. That includes Bergen County, New Jersey, (where I live) which has several major regional shopping malls and big stores that cannot be open on Sundays.

In New Jersey, if you are ever convicted of DWI, you can never get personalized or special license plates.
 
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RE: Weird State Laws

Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:17 pm

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 20):

In New Jersey, if you are ever convicted of DWI, you can never get personalized or special license plates.

Yeah, hit those drunk drivers where it really hurts! They'll be sorry...  silly 

Anyway, what happens if you already have special licence plate when you're convicted of DWI?  wink 

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CXfirst
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RE: Weird State Laws

Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:37 pm

I have a book somewhere with weird laws.

I can't remember the states but they included.

-You cannot tie your giraffe to the lamp post.
-Must take a bath once a year.

I'll try finding it.
 
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RE: Weird State Laws

Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:19 am

A complete state wise listing.

http://www.ahajokes.com/stupid_laws.html

This one is my fav.

Detonating a nuclear device within the city limits results in a $500 fine.
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RE: Weird State Laws

Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:50 am

Minnesota has a few good ones on the book. As the first poster in this thread, I will actually post the law, rather than the "story":

169.202 BLIND PERSON CARRYING WHITE CANE.
Subdivision 1. Limitation on carrying. It shall be unlawful for any person to carry a white painted cane unless said person is a blind person.

609.293 SODOMY.
Subdivision 1. Definition. "Sodomy" means carnally knowing any person by the anus or by or with the mouth.
Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1977 c 130 s 10]
Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1977 c 130 s 10]
Subd. 4.[Repealed, 1977 c 130 s 10]
Subd. 5. Consensual acts. Whoever, in cases not coming within the provisions of sections 609.342 or 609.344 [criminal sexual conduct, my edit], voluntarily engages in or submits to an act of sodomy with another may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than one year or to payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both.

609.34 FORNICATION.
When any man and single woman have sexual intercourse with each other, each is guilty of fornication, which is a misdemeanor.

609.36 ADULTERY.
Subdivision 1. Acts constituting. When a married woman has sexual intercourse with a man other than her husband, whether married or not, both are guilty of adultery and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than one year or to payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both.
Subd. 2. Limitations. No prosecution shall be commenced under this section except on complaint of the husband or the wife, except when such husband or wife is insane, nor after one year from the commission of the offense.
Subd. 3. Defense. It is a defense to violation of this section if the marital status of the woman was not known to the defendant at the time of the act of adultery.
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