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December 30th, 2008, 10:01 PM #1Silly yet serious laws around my town!
Beaverton: You must buy a $10 permit to be allowed to install a burglar alarm.
Canned corn is not to be used as bait for fishing.
Dishes must drip dry.
Eugene: It is illegal to show movies or attend a car race on Sundays. It is legal to conduct a horse race or a symphony concert.
Hood River: Juggling is strictly prohibited without a license.
In Oregon anyone with a bad reputation is prohibited from distributing malt beverages.
In Salem, Oregon, it's illegal for patrons of establishments that feature nude dancing to be within two feet of the dancers.
In Willowdale, Oregon, no man may curse while having sex with his wife.
It is against the law for animals to have sex in the city limits.
It is illegal to buy or sell marijuana, but it is legal to smoke it on your own property.
It is illegal to whisper "dirty" things in your lover's ear during sex.
It's against the law for a wedding ceremony to be performed at a skating rink.
There is a law in Portland, Oregon saying that it is illegal to own bolt cutters but yet they sell them in all the local hardware stores. One person got pulled over for carrying a bolt cutter down the street and the police took it away from him saying it was illegal for him to have.
Klamath Falls: It's illegal to walk down a sidewalk and knock a snakes head off with your cane.
Marion: Ministers are forbidden from eating garlic or onions before delivering a sermon.
Ministers are forbidden from eating garlic or onions before delivering a sermon.
Myrtle Creek: One may not box with a kangaroo.
No more than two people may share a single drink.
One may not bathe without wearing "suitable clothing," i.e., that which covers one's body from neck to knee.
People may not whistle underwater.
You cannot wear roller skates in restrooms.
Salem: Women may not wrestle in Salem. Springfield It is illegal to own a reptile within the city limits, unless you are a school or city, as a pet.
The "Peer Review Statute" prohibits you from finding out details of any written or oral discussion about your medical treatment. Not even a court of law can. All you can access is what the doctor or nurse voluntarily records in your chart.
You may not pump your own gas in service stations.
Washington!Wear Short Sleeves!!! Support the right to bare arms!
December 30th, 2008, 11:09 PM #2
It is illegal to attach a vending machine to a utility pole without consent from the utility company.
It is mandatory for a motorist with criminal intentions to stop at city limits and call the chief of police and let him/her know he/she has arrived.
People may not purchase a tv on sunday
All motor vehicles must be preceded by a man carrying a red flag (daytime) or a red lantern (nighttime) fifty feet in front of said vehicle
It is illegal to pretend that one’s parents are rich
Not allowed to breast feed in public.
Uh......When two trains come to a crossing, neither shall go until the other has passed.
Lynden washington You may Not drink and dance at the same time.....
who lives in Lynden????Wear Short Sleeves!!! Support the right to bare arms!
December 31st, 2008, 08:58 PM #3
We have plenty, I'll list a few.
Alabama (or at least Mobile):
One that used to exist (up til not long ago) that I was always VERY tempted to try is a law that said you must fire a shotgun before going through an intersection. I just always wondered if a sawed-off was ok, so I never tried.
- You may not drive barefooted. (I'd get so many tickets).
- You may not have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at any time.
- Masks may not be worn in public (which is funny since we have Mardi Gras in Mobile).
- Boogers may not be flicked into the wind.
- Bear wrestling matches are prohibited.
- You cannot chain your alligator to a fire hydrant (where the hell am i supposed to chain it?).
- Putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death.
Others (Anniston, Alabama):
- You may not wear blue jeans down Noble Street.
Others (Jasper, Alabama):
- It is illegal for a husband to beat his wife with a stick larger in diameter than his thumb.
Others (Lee County, Alabama):
Peanuts are not allowed to be sold after sunset on Wednesdays (better stock up on Tuesday!).
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