February 20th, 2004

Weird Laws

Here’s a link to the MSN article, but I recreate the list here:

1. It is illegal to transport a skunk across state lines. – Tennessee

You know, because why would you want to anyway?

2. It is illegal to taunt someone for refusing to participate in a duel. – West Virginia

Bawk, bawk! Little chicken doesn’t want to die!

3. There is a one-dollar fine for every instance of public drunkenness and/or swearing. – West Virginia

What about for public stupidity or ugliness?

4. It is illegal to require someone to purchase a horror comic book. – California

Does Archie count?

5. It is required by law that you make a loud noise when passing a car on the left. – Rhode Island

Hey, buddy! I’m passing you on the left! Because you’re too dang slow! Jerk!

6. It is illegal for a bingo game to last longer than five hours, unless the bingo is being played at a fair. – North Carolina

Well, where else you gonna play bingo, huh? A church?!?

7. A man may not seduce a woman by lying, and claiming he will marry her. – Mississippi

Is it just the “I’ll marry you” lie, or just lies in general?

8. One must not collect seaweed. – New Hampshire

You must do so in pairs.

9. It is illegal to wear a bulletproof vest while committing a murder. – New Jersey

Chiffon and satin are fine, however.

10. Unless a customer orders it specifically, it’s against the law to serve margarine instead of butter at a restaurant. – Wisconsin

Only in Wisconsin. The penalty for this infraction is, of course, hangin’.

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