Tuesday, February 05, 2008


In Shawnee, Oklahoma, for example, it's against the law for three or more dogs to "meet" on private property without the consent of the owner. And just how were dogs supposed to get that consent? For that matter, how were dogs supposed to read this law?

In the state of Michigan, it is illegal for a woman to cut her own hair without her husband's permission? Does this include the "bikini trim"?

In the city of Orlando, Florida, if you tie your elephant to a parking meter, you have to put money in the meter just as if the elephant was a car. Okay, as long as I don't have to clean up after it if it leaks. And how many elephants tied to parking meters do they have in Orlando anyway?

A state law in California prohibits sleeping in the kitchen, but allows cooking in the bedroom. Assuming you're in your own home, how is anyone going to know where you sleep? Does California have a special sleep detective division?

In the state of Montana, it is illegal for a wife to open a telegram addressed to her husband but, because Montanans believe in being fair, it's also illegal for a husband to open a telegram addressed to his wife.

It is against the law to gargle in public in the state of Louisiana. Damn! Who doesnt do that all the time?

Kentucky law requires that every person in the state take a bath -- at least once a year! Nice that there's a state where you can smell you neighbors for 364 days a year -- 365 in Leap Years. NOT!

It is against the law in Maryland for grandchildren to marry their grandparents. Hmmm ... let me double check that one, Yep, that the law in Maryland alright. Thought it might be for Kentucky or West Virginia but, no, it's Maryland.

Finally, it is illegal to pawn your wooden leg in the state of Delaware. The trick, then, would be to have a friend pawn your wooden leg, then bring you the money.

Ahh, the U.S.! The pinnacle of Western civilization


Anonymous said...

Sweet, at least I can pawn my wood-leg here. No law against that.

And the bath law in KY....well, living a-hop-skip-and-a-jump away from that state, I really am not surpirsed by it.

Dana said...

Remember, Maryland is still south of the Mason-Dixon line!

Real Live Lesbian said...

I thought all those odd laws were in the South. Nice to know the Yankees are doing the strange laws, too!

Thank GAWD we don't live in KY!

Anette said...

Good thing I live in Europe then..
At least I can decide when to bath and cut my hair..

Tanya Kristine said...

wow. they found that necessary to document? amazing.

buffalodickdy said...

I think every time a new law is added, an obsolete law should be removed!

evalinn said...

Too funny! :-D

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