View Full Version : Dumb laws.

01-22-03, 01:00 PM
Just found this way cool site about dumb laws that are still on the books (http://www.dumblaws.com) .

Here are a few excerpts from my home province of Ontario:

The city is classified as a no-pee zone.

Bylaw states that no more than 3.5 inches of water is allowed in a bathtub.

You can't drag a dead horse down Yonge Street on a Sunday.

And my fav from Uxbridge:
Residents are not allowed to have an Internet connection faster than 56k.

01-22-03, 01:06 PM

The dead horse on Yonge Street deal just proves that the earl will never come to town.

And as far as Uxbridge is concerned, I think they need to work on flush toilets before broadband internet.:D

01-22-03, 03:29 PM
South Bend, IN: It is illegal to make a monkey smoke a cigarette.

Well $#%*, there goes the weekend.

01-22-03, 03:35 PM
State of Ohio: You can't drive faster than 65 mph on Interstate highways. :cry:

01-22-03, 03:38 PM
Originally posted by rabbit
State of Ohio: You can't drive faster than 65 mph on Interstate highways. :cry:

Hey, I learned this rule really well on the first woo doggie's get together.

Still didn't get a ticket though. :D


01-22-03, 03:39 PM
A couple from my adopted home state, New York:

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.

It is against the law to throw a ball at someone's head for fun.

01-22-03, 04:17 PM
The one that says I have to pay income taxes, I HATE that one....

01-22-03, 04:20 PM
Good old LA......

Los Angeles

It is illegal for a man to beat his wife with a strap wider than 2 inches without her consent.

You cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.

You may not hunt moths under a street light.

It is illegal to cry on the witness stand.

Toads may not be licked.

It is a crime for dogs to mate within 500 yards of a church. Breaking this law is punishable by a fine of $500 and/or six months in prison.

Zoot suits are prohibited.

Classic Apex
01-22-03, 06:49 PM
From the wonderful state of Iowa...

A man with a moustache may never kiss a woman in public.

One-armed piano players must perform for free.

Kisses may last for no more than five minutes.

In Fort Madison, Iowa...

The fire department is required to practice fire fighting for fifteen minutes before attending a fire.

In Indianola, Iowa...

The "Ice Cream Man" and his truck are banned.

In Marshalltown, Iowa...

Horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants.

Sean O'Gorman
01-22-03, 10:09 PM
Originally posted by mapguy
It is against the law to throw a ball at someone's head for fun.

Is this the same New York that is the home of the team that Roger Clemens plays for??? :eek:

Classic Apex
01-22-03, 11:27 PM
Illinois, holy jezus, lol ...

In Champaign, Illinois...
One may not pee in his neighbor's mouth.

In Chicago...
Law forbids eating in a place that is on fire.
It is illegal to give a dog whiskey.
It is forbidden to fish while sitting on a giraffe's neck.
In the Pullman area, it is illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while sitting on the curb.
It is legal to protest naked in front of city hall as long as you are under seventeen years of age and have legal permits.

In Crete, Illinois...
It is considered an offense to attempt to have sex with one's dog.

In Evanston, Illinois...
Bowling is forbidden.
It is unlawful to change clothes in an automobile with the curtains drawn, except in case of fire.

In Galesburg, Illinois...
There is a $1,000 dollar fine for beating rats with baseball bats.
No person may keep a smelly dog.
Jostling others is illegal.
No bicyclist may practice "fancy riding" on any city street.

In Kenilworth, Illinois...
A rooster must step back three hundred feet from any residence if he wishes to crow. Hens that wish to cackle must step two hundred feet back from any residence.

In Moline, Illinois...
Ice skating at the Riverside pond during the months of June and August are prohibited.

In Normal, Illinois...
It is against the law to make faces at dogs.

In Zion, Illinois...
It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, or any other domesticated animals.