crazy laws

Started by: aitch (5487) 

Fancy a good laugh click on to to see some of the funniest laws you can see anywhere but mainly in America

Started: 31st Aug 2006 at 22:00

Posted by: mollie m (6452) 

Have only just seen this thread Aitch but I found something a short while agoand printed it off. What a hoot. For example:

You may not tie an alligator to a fire hydrant (titter)

In a certain part of America a lady may not buy a hat without her husband first trying it on (snicker)

Will put some others on when I get access to it again. There are some absolute corkers but, as they say, ONLY IN AMERICA!

Replied: 31st Aug 2006 at 22:05

Posted by: aitch (5487) 

I quite liked the one which said you could be fined $500 for exploding a nuclear device And the one in florida which says if you tie an elephant to a parking meter you will have to pay a parking fee as if it was a car

Replied: 31st Aug 2006 at 22:13
Last edited by aitch: 31st Aug 2006 at 22:21:20

Posted by: xrh59 (inactive)

I think it only right to pay a parking fee as if it was a car,thus some bloody big uns tha knows aitch.

Replied: 31st Aug 2006 at 22:26

Posted by: aitch (5487) 

Yes but surely an efelant would take up 2 spaces especially if it wanted to use the loo.

Replied: 31st Aug 2006 at 22:32

Posted by: aitch (5487) 

Just spotted another it is illegal to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool in california,so no way am I going there.

Replied: 31st Aug 2006 at 22:35

Posted by: mollie m (6452) 

Yes Aitch. The one about fining you $500 for exploding a nuclear device is only if you explode it within city limits!

Replied: 31st Aug 2006 at 22:53

Posted by: aitch (5487) 

Why will nothing happen if I go out of town ,oh goody lets go and let this bomb off in Platt Bridge we will be alright here in Ince.(no offence P B just said you to make a critiscism of the parody)

Replied: 31st Aug 2006 at 22:58

Posted by: zoe24 (2272) 

just been on that site, 1 thats on there is...Boogers may not be flicked into the wind. another... It is illegal to stab yourself to gain someone's pity. ill do 1 more or i could be here all night ...
You may not have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at any time.

Replied: 1st Sep 2006 at 01:39

Posted by: dave© (3507)

Looking on the serious side, while all those laws seem to be somewhat stranger than fiction, we should really examine the mental state of the politicians we elect, politicians who make the laws.

Replied: 1st Sep 2006 at 01:56

Posted by: aussie roy (2574) 

Dave,you could take that a stage further and examine the mental state of some of the people who vote for these politicians.In recent years here in Oz, some jurisdictions have clearing out some of the old English common laws from their statute books as they no longer apply.I recall that a few years ago I read that a British or former British territory near the equator,repealed the law on the slope of the roof,which had it to be 30degrees? so that the snow would slide off.As for the "crazy" laws in the US we must remember that many of the older ones are based on old English common law,not quite sure about the nuclear device or elephants and parking meters.In some states the laws are,in my view,an infringement of personal privacy.

Replied: 1st Sep 2006 at 02:20

Posted by: mollie m (6452) 

In California a vehicle without a driver may not exceed 60 mph!

In Tennessee you can't shoot any game other than whales from a moving car and it is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish!

In one state, I can't remember which, a criminal must inform his victim either verbally or in writing of the crime he is to commit within a 24 hour period of actually committing the crime.

Er ..... right!

Replied: 1st Sep 2006 at 12:16

Posted by: mandie (inactive)

• It is illegal to pile horse manure more than six feet high on a street corner.

Replied: 1st Sep 2006 at 13:44

Posted by: mandie (inactive)

wot about this one

• Sterling: Cats may not run loose without having been fit with a taillight.

Replied: 1st Sep 2006 at 13:47

Posted by: neverstill (inactive)

i onced heard of a couple of our laws that are still in use,
Its illegal to walk across Londen bridge with one sheep...more than one is ok!

Its still legal to pee againts the back wheel of a taxi....this one originated when cabs were horse drawn and the driver had no where else to go, and taxi's have obviously moved on but the law hasn't!

i wouldnt risk trying it though you probably get done for indecent exposure lol

Replied: 1st Sep 2006 at 14:11

Posted by: billy (26053) 

an old ISLE-OF-MAN LAW. you can shoot a scot on site.this law has never been rescinded. i kid you not.

Replied: 1st Sep 2006 at 14:34

Posted by: neverstill (inactive)

i'd better not go there again then! lol

Replied: 1st Sep 2006 at 14:41

Posted by: mollie m (6452) 

Billy, there's one similar to that regarding shooting a Welshman with a cross-bow on a certain day. Can anyone remember this one?

Replied: 1st Sep 2006 at 15:05

Posted by: aitch (5487) 

What about the one in Arizona which says a man can legally beat his wife but only once a month

Replied: 1st Sep 2006 at 15:28

Posted by: mollie m (6452) 

I know, I read that Aitch. How terrible to support domestic violence. There again, we are talking about America, aren't we.

Replied: 1st Sep 2006 at 15:35

Posted by: aitch (5487) 

Just seen another one Citizens may not enter wisconsin with a chicken on their head

Replied: 1st Sep 2006 at 15:40


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