Stupid Laws

These are real standing laws from around the United States of America.  Hope
you enjoy them and remember, Law Enforcement is no joke!

1.  It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a

1.  Community leaders passed an ordinance that makes it illegal for
    anyone to try and stop a child from playfully jumping over
    puddles of water.

1.  You can be stopped by the police for biking over 65 miles per
2.  You are not allowed to walk across a street on your hands.

1.  Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can
    the salon owner.
2.  A special law prohibits unmarried women from parachuting on
    Sunday or she shall risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.    
3.  If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee
    has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
4.   It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired
    in a swimsuit.
5.  Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.

1.  It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats,
    and other domesticated animal kept as pets.

1.  Bathing is prohibited during the winter.
2.  Citizens are not allowed to attend a movie house or theater nor
    ride in a public streetcar within at least four hours after
    eating garlic.

1.  Kisses may last for as much as, but no more than, five minutes.

1.  By law, anyone who has been drinking is "sober" until he or she
    "cannot hold onto the ground."
2.  It is illegal to transport an ice cream cone in your pocket.

1.  It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller
    with a water pistol.
2.  Biting someone with your natural teeth is "simple assault," while
    biting someone with your false teeth is "aggravated assault."

1.  Mourners at a wake may not eat more than three sandwiches.
2.  Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and
    securely locked.
3.  An old ordinance declares goatees illegal unless you first pay a
    special license fee for the privilege of wearing one in public.
    their taxi during their shifts. 

Thanks to HelenMarie Pieszak for this contribution

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This message was sent on 13 Nov 1996