Dumb Laws

I was recently told about this website and got enough of a laugh out of it that I thought I would pass it along. One of my favorites is that it is considered an offense to hunt whales in Utah. (It actually does make a little bit of sense to me that it is only illegal to hunt whales and not to kill whales because while it may not actually be possible for me to kill a whale in Utah it would be possible for me to form a hunting party and go out a-hunting and obviously that would be bad--or at least the state believes that would be bad) Another good one: It is a felony to persistently tread on the cracks between paving stones on the sidewalk of a state highway. And in Salt Lake County no one may walk down the street carrying a paper bag containing a violin. Furthermore, in the same county auctions may not be advertised by hiring trombone players to play on the street. It is my hope that by letting you know about these laws you will not unwittingly bring the long arm of the law down on you. What are your state's dumb laws?


Denise Hollinger said...

Okay, I went to the website. Is this for real? Some of them seemed made up! Here are some I found interesting!

1.Babies may not be carried on the running boards of a car. (I am glad for this one! Crazy they have to tell people this)

2.In Klamath River it’s illegal to walk down a sidewalk and knock a snakes head off with your cane. (I have no idea where this city is, but I bet everyone wants to visit it now!!)

3.One may not test their physical endurance while driving a car on a highway. (what?)

4.You can not pump your own gas! (this is so stupid because we have to pay more for our gas because someone else pums it!)

Yankee Girl said...

I think it is real, but it may not be current--it may now be legal to test you physical endurance while driving a car on a highway.