Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #18


Thirteen Weird, Dumb Laws that are still in the books.


1. In New York, it is unlawful to eat soup with a fork and suck up spaghetti strand by strand.

2. In Los Angeles, CA you cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.

3. In Joliet, IL women can be arrested for trying on more than six dresses in one store.

4. In Miami, FL it's illegal for men to be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.

5. In PA, no man may purchase alcohol without written consent from his wife.

6. In ND, beer & pretzels can't be served at the same time in any bar or restaurant.

7. In TN, a man must walk in front of any car driven by a woman while waving a red flag as a warning.

8. In UT, intercourse with your spouse is legal, but any other type of sexual contact including oral sex, anal sex or masturbation is considered sodomy, while sex with an animal -- unless performed for profit, is NOT considered sodomy and therefore is legal.

9. In Racine, WI it is illegal to wake a fireman when he is asleep.

10. NM requires the man to pump the gas, and won't allow the woman to do it. Men must willingly volunteer to pump for single ladies. The same rule applies to flat tires.

11. In Newark, NJ unless you have a doctor's note, it's illegal to buy ice cream after 6:00 P.M.

12. In Michigan, a man legally owns his wife's hair, she isn't allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's permission.

13. It is unlawful to add ketchup to baked beans in Boston, MASS.


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8 comments:

Monday through Sunday said...

LOL ~ I have heard a few of these..they always crack me up!!

Marla said...

Those are crazy! Makes you wonder who actually came up with them in the first place. I'd be behind bars for more than one. And #11 I can just see my doctors face if I asked her for a prescription for ice cream...lol!

mom huebert said...

Wow, what a weird bunch of laws. Makes me wonder what the story is behind some of them, although I think some of them I can guess.... :)

Tiffany Aller said...

Isn't it funny how often old and crazy laws stay on the books? I'm sure none of these are actually enforced any longer, but good Lord if they ever started trying!!! Fun TT! :-)

Nicole said...

Too funny!

I grew up in Massachusetts and I thought you were SUPPOSED to put ketchup on baked beans!!! (I feel guilty if I don't!) But maybe I just grew up in the ketchup era...I was also raised to put ketchup on scrambled eggs. Ewwww?

Great list!!! Found you on the TT list!

Neen said...

Nicole, the only way I can eat scrambled eggs is if they have ketchup in them lol!

Alexia said...

Hilarious! I love reading about all the obscure laws still in the books! And the ice cream law...that's just a cruel punishment for us women.

giggles said...

Ooooh so glad I live in Canada!!! lol Great post. Love your other blog too. I really had a chuckle, very humorous posts!

Hugs Giggles