Stupid Laws (Complete!)

Yesterday's mailing was a tad bit incomplete.  :)  Here's the full thing.
You won't find the continuation of the taxi thing, though.  :( - Roshan


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.

1.  A parent can be arrested if his child cannot hold back a burp 
    during a church service.

New Mexico:
1.  Females are strictly forbidden to appear unshaven in public.

New York:
1.  A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting.  This old law specifically
    prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking "at 
    a woman in that way."  A second conviction for a crime of this 
    magnitude calls for the violating male to be forced to wear a "pair 
    of horse-blinders" wherever and whenever he goes outside for a stroll.

North Dakota:
1.  Beer & pretzels can't be served at the same time in any bar or

1.  Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.

1.  Violators can be fined, arrested or jailed for making ugly faces at 
    a dog.
2.  Females are forbidden from doing their own hair without being licensed
    by the state.
3.  Dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate in
    groups of three or more on private property.

1.  A special cleaning ordinance bans housewives from hiding dirt and dust
    under a rug in a dwelling.
2.  No man may purchase alcohol without written consent from his wife.

1.  A city ordinance states that a person cannot go barefoot without first
    obtaining a special five-dollar permit.
2.  It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while

1.  Lawmakers made it obligatory for everybody to take at least one bath
    each week -- on Saturday night.

1.  All lollipops are banned.
2.  A law to reduce crime states: "It is mandatory for a motorist with
    criminal intentions to stop at the city limits and telephone the chief 
    of police as he is entering the town.

West Virginia:
1.  No children may attend school with their breath smelling of "wild

Thanks to Freakazoid for contributing the entire list!

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This message was sent on 14 Nov 1996