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Dumb Laws Still On The Books

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Dumb Laws Still On The Books

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:05 am

Just for fun, here are the top ten dumbest laws in the United States:

1. Donkeys cannot be kept in the bathtub in states such as Georgia and Arizona.

2. Lollipops are illegal in the great state of Washington.

3. It is illegal for more than five women to live in the same house in Ohio.

4. It is illegal to wear a mask of any kind in public in Alabama.

5. Anyone who flirts in the state of New York can be charged a $25 fine.

6. It is illegal to walk around town with an ice cream cone in your back pocket in states such as Alabama and Georgia.

7. Every man must carry a rifle to church on Sunday in Massachusetts.

8. It is illegal for a woman to do her own hair in Oklahoma, unless she has a beauty license from the state.

9. Montana declares that it’s a felony for a wife to open her husband’s mail. Yet it is not a felony for a husband to open his wife’s mail.

10. Minnesota has a law banning a person from crossing the state lines with a duck on top of their head.



And here are some International dumb laws:

Law: "You may never use dice to play craps."
Place Law Is From: Canada - Unknown

Law: "It is illegal to dispose of used razor blades."
Place Law Is From: United States - Connecticut

Law: "It is illegal to flush the toilet after 10 P.M."
Place Law Is From: Switzerland - Unknown

Law: "It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol."
Place Law Is From: United States - Louisiana

Law: "It is illegal to repaint a house without a painting license and the government's permission."
Place Law Is From: Sweden - Unknown

Law: "A recently passed anti-crime law 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."
Place Law Is From: United States - Texas

Law: "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."
Place Law Is From: United States - Texas

Law: "It is illegal to be drunk on Licensed Premises (in a pub or bar)."
Place Law Is From: United Kingdom - Unknown

Law: "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."
Place Law Is From: Canada - Unknown



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Re: Dumb Laws Still On The Books

Postby puthujjana » Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:46 pm

The funniest law I've ever heard is from the UK:

"It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament."

I wonder what the penalty is for breaking this law?

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Re: Dumb Laws Still On The Books

Postby Guy » Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:47 pm

I can't remember where it is, but I remember there being a law against tying alligator's to fire hydrants.
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Re: Dumb Laws Still On The Books

Postby Perry » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:23 pm

I remember reading that it is perfectly legal to murder a Scotsman in York, UK, as long as he is carrying a bow-and-arrow! Whether that would hold-up in court I don't know! :tongue:

It's also illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament dressed as a knight, I believe. Another is that it is illegal in the UK to eat a mince pie on Christmas Day.

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Re: Dumb Laws Still On The Books

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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Postby Cittasanto » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:40 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Dumb Laws Still On The Books

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:03 am

In the Southern states in the U.S. it was illegal for non-whites to marry whites all the way until 1967.

And then it was only repealed because the U.S. Supreme Court intervened!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-miscegenation_laws
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Re: Dumb Laws Still On The Books

Postby Guy » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:33 am

Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

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