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Unfortunate Laws

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on October 19, 2011





This list of questionable laws is borrowed from Bored dot com, who borrowed it from someone else. They advertise a product called Flumist. Today we will look at the A states… Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, and Arkansas. When the supply of things to write about slows down, we will look at the other 46 states. Chamblee54 does not guarantee that this list is accurate. When in doubt use common sense. Wait a minute, these are governments making laws. Common sense has nothing to do with it. Pictures today are from The Library of Congress . Alabama• A 1950 anti-obscenity law in Irondale, Ala., prohibited any showing of anyone nude or “in a substantially nude state” except a babe in arms. • Anniston: You may not wear blue jeans down Noble Street. • An ordinance in Linden, Ala., provided that all women of “uncertain chastity” had to be off the streets by 9 p.m. • Bear wrestling matches are prohibited. • Boogers may not be flicked into the wind. • Children of incestuous couples are deemed legitimate. • Dominoes may not be played on Sunday. • Hunting is not allowed on Sunday. • Incestuous marriages are legal. • It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle. • It is illegal to impersonate a person of the clergy. • It is illegal to maim oneself to escape duty. • It is illegal to stab yourself to gain someone’s pity. • It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church. • It is legal to drive the wrong way down a one-way street if you have a lantern attached to the front of your automobile. • It is unlawful to wear women’s pumps with sharp, high heels. • It’s against the law for a man to seduce “a chaste woman by means of temptation, deception, arts, flattery or a promise of marriage.” • Jasper: It is illegal for a husband to beat his wife with a stick larger in diameter than his thumb. • Masks may not be worn in public • Men may not spit in front of the opposite sex. • Mobile: It is unlawful to howl at ladies inside the city limits. It is unlawful to wear women’s pumps with sharp, high heels. • Montgomery: It is considered an offense to open an umbrella on a street, for fear of it spooking horses. • No persons may sell “blow-out nuts”. • Peanuts are not allowed to be sold in Lee County, Alabama after sunset on Wednesdays. • Pool halls may not be operated between 11:30 PM and 6 AM. • Putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death. • Slavery is still legal in Decatur, Alabama. • The game of crackaloo is illegal in Fairfield, Ala. • Women are able to retain all property they owned prior to marriage in the case of divorce. However, this provision does not apply to men. • You cannot chain your alligator to a fire hydrant. • You may not drive barefooted. • You may not have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at any time. • You must have windshield wipers on your car. Alaska • A law in Fairbanks does not allow moose to have sex on city streets. • Even though it is legal to hunt a bear, it is illegal to wake a bear and take a picture for photo opportunities. • Fairbanks: It is considered an offense to feed alcoholic beverages to a moose. • In Alaska it is illegal to whisper in someone’s ear while they are moose hunting. • It is considered an offense to push a live moose out of a moving airplane. • Kangaroos are not allowed in barber shops at any time. • Moose may not be viewed from an airplane. • State policy states that emergencies are held to a minimum and rarely found to exist. Arizona • A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month. • Any misdemeanor committed while wearing a red mask is considered a felony (This goes back in the days of the Wild West). • Cards may not be played in the street with a Native American. • Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs. • Due to a typographical error in the Tempe, Ariz., code, a shooting range can be run by the “Amateur Crapshooting Association.” • Glendale: Cars may not be driven in reverse. • Hayden: If you bother the cottontails or bullfrogs, you will be fined. • In 1985, an Arizona legislator proposed that each candidate for the legislature take a reading and an I.Q. test three months before the election. The scores would have been posted on the ballot, had the bill passed. But a majority of legislators, for whatever reason, voted it down. • In Arizona it is illegal to take naked photographs before noon on Sunday. • It is illegal for men and women over the age of 18 to have less than one missing tooth visible when smiling. • It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona. • It is unlawful to refuse a person a glass of water. • Maricopa County: No more than six girls may live in any house. • Mesa: It is illegal to smoke cigarettes within 15 feet of a public place unless you have a Class 12 liqueur license. • Mohave County: A decree declares that anyone caught stealing soap must wash himself with it until it is all used up. • Nogales: An ordinance prohibits the wearing of suspenders. • Oral sex is considered to be sodomy. • Prescott: No one is permitted to ride their horse up the stairs of the county court house. • There is a possible 25 years in prison for cutting down a cactus. • Tucson: Women may not wear pants.• When being attacked by a criminal or burglar, you may only protect yourself with the same weapon that the other person possesses. • You may not have more than two dildos in a house. Arkansas • A law provides that school teachers who bob their hair will not get a raise. • A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month. • A voter is only allowed five minutes to mark his ballot. • Alligators may not be kept in bathtubs. • An Arkansas legislator not long ago proposed that the state provide growth hormones to dwarfs. • Arkansas must be pronounced “Arkansaw” • At Arkansas State University two people cannot hold hands while standing in a doorway unless they belong to a union. • Fayetteville: It is illegal to kill “any living creature”. • Flirtation between the members of the opposite sex on the streets of Little Rock may result in a 30-day jail term. • In Arkansas it is illegal to buy or sell blue lightbulbs. • It’s illegal to mispronounce the name of the state of Arkansas in that state. • Little Rock: Dogs may not bark after 6 PM.; It is unlawful to walk one’s cow down Main Street after 1:00 PM on Sunday; No person shall sound the horn on a vehicle at any place where cold drinks or sandwiches are served after 9:00 P.M. -Little Rock City Code Sec. 18-54 • Oral sex is considered to be sodomy. • The Arkansas legislature passed a law that states that the Arkansas River can rise no higher than to the Main Street bridge in Little Rock.




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