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11 December 2009 @ 06:26 pm
Males may not dress as a female unless a special permit is optained from the sheriff (California)  
So sometimes you look at a law in your country or city, and think "That is a really, really stupid law." Ever try looking up truly stupid laws. Some I can understand, like a lot of western states having regulations against driving cattle through town and stuff, or in Arkansas it being illegal to keep an alligator in a bathtub (seriously, I can see where that might come from; alligators are indigenous)

Alabama has some odd ones. For example, it's illegal to flick your boogers into the wind or have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at any time. "Men who deflower virgins, regardless of age or marital status, may face up to five years in jail." (Auburn) It is an offense to open an umbrella on a street, for fear of spooking horses. (Montegomery)

In Alaska, it's illegal to take your pet flamingo into the barber shop. This leads to the question, how would a flamingo survive in Alaska. Or that it's illegal to hunt camels in Arizona (as far as I know, there aren't wild camels anywhere in the U.S.)

One that actually made the list is from my hometown, which is crazy since we're only a mile square. But in tiny little Harper Woods, MI, it is illegal to paint sparrows yellow and sell them as canaries.

Thus far, though, California tops the list with all their crazy laws. It must have something to do with the people attracted there?

"No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 mph"

"One may not use one's own bathroom if the window is open" (Dana)

A man with a moustache may not kiss a woman. (Eureka)

It is illegal to drive more than 2,000 sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time. (Hollywood)

Toads may not be licked. (Los Angeles) (WTF?)

It is illegal to molest a butterfly (Pacific Grove) (How the FUCK do you molest a butterfly??)

The city, though, that is best of all, is San Francisco:

You may not walk your elephant down market street unless it is on a leash.

It is illegal to wipe one's car with used underwear.

Persons classified as "ugly" may not walk down any street.

It is illegal to pile horse manure more than six feet high on a street corner.

And the one that I'd like to know how they enforce:

Giving or receiving oral sex is prohibited. (Considering the CULTURE in San Francisco...)

So next time you think a law in your area is stupid, just think of what stupid REALLY means.
See you later, instigator: Vergil - Piece of shit!oudeteron on December 12th, 2009 10:01 pm (UTC)

...I don't know if these should make me laugh or cry, really.
MissTeacakes: chokemissteacakes on December 12th, 2009 10:30 pm (UTC)
There were a few that were just really badly phrased. The one I can think of offhand is "No dog shall walk down a street without it's owner on a leash." Really, you'd think they'd grammar-check these things.
See you later, instigator: Bad Education2oudeteron on December 13th, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC)
Yeah, although I still think it would be comparatively good if grammar was their only problem. *rolls eyes*