Interesting Things 8
April 5, 2007 3:08am CST
Looney Laws part 3. Nevada * In Nyala, a man is forbidden from buying drinks for more than three people other than himself at any one period during the day. * It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway. * In Eureka, men who wear moustaches are forbidden from kissing women. * Everyone walking on the streets of Elko is required to wear a mask. New Hampshire * It is illegal to sell the clothes one is wearing to pay off a gambling debt. * It is illegal to check into a hotel under an assumed name. New Jersey * It is against the law to "frown" at a police officer. * In Newark, it is illegal to sell ice cream after 6pm, unless the customer has a note from his doctor. * It is illegal to slurp soup. * In Trenton, it is illegal to throw a bad pickle in the street. New Mexico * In Raton, it is illegal for a woman to ride horseback down a public street with a kimono on. * The Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary is banned in Carlsbad. New York * In New York City, "It is disorderly conduct for one man to greet another on the street by placing the end of his thumb against the tip of his nose, at the same time extending and wiggling the fingers of his hand." North Carolina * In Charlotte, women must have their bodies covered by at least 16 yards of cloth at all times. * In Asheville, it is illegal to sneeze on city streets. North Dakota * In Fargo, one may be jailed for wearing a hat while dancing, or even for wearing a hat to a function where dancing is taking place. * It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on. * It is illegal to serve beer and pretzels at the same time in any bar, club, or restaurant. Ohio * In Columbus, it is illegal for stores to sell corn flakes on Sunday. * In Youngstown, it is illegal to run out of gas. * Catch 22 is banned in Strongville. Oklahoma * People who make "ugly faces" at dogs may be fined and/or jailed. Oregon * One may not bathe without wearing "suitable clothing," i.e., that which covers one's body from neck to knee. * The town of Hood River prohibits the act of juggling without a license. * Salem has barred women's wrestling. * In Marion, ministers are forbidden from eating garlic or onions before delivering a sermon. Pennsylvania * "Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass. If the horses appear skittish, the motorist must take his car apart, piece by piece, and hide it under the nearest bushes." * In Morrisville, women need a permit to wear cosmetics. Rhode Island * In Providence, it is illegal to sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday. * It is illegal to throw pickle juice on a trolley. * In Newport, it is illegal to smoke a pipe after sunset. South Carolina * Every citizen is obliged to carry his gun to church. * No horses are allowed into Fountain Inn unless they are wearing pants. * In Charleston, all carriage horses must wear diapers. South Dakota * It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory. * Movies that show police officers being struck, beaten, or treated in an offensive manner are forbidden. Tennessee * It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish. * In Dyersburg, it is illegal for a woman to call a man for a date. * In Memphis restaurants, it is illegal to give any pie to fellow diners. It is also illegal to take unfinished pie home. All pie must be eaten on the premises. * Also in Memphis, it is illegal for a woman to drive by herself; "a man must walk or run in front of the vehicle, waving a red flag in order to warn approaching pedestrians and motorists."
• United States
5 Apr 07
* In Charlotte, women must have their bodies covered by at least 16 yards of cloth at all times. Thats gonna have to be one thick mini skirt I wear while visiting. They didnt say all 16 yards had to be touching skin right? My hats gonna have 11 yards of fabric alone heheheh.