A few rare laws

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Have you read some of the funny laws that are still on the books (the last we knew)? Here are a few I saw on the Internet and thought you might enjoy.

In Virginia, chickens cannot lay eggs before 8:00 a.m., and must be done before 4:00 p.m.

In North Carolina, it is against the law for dogs and cats to fight.

In West Virginia, one can’t cook sauerkraut or cabbage due to the odors and the offence is subject to imprisonment.

In Rochester, Michigan, the law is that anyone bathing in public must have the bathing suit inspected by a police officer.

In Utah, birds have the right of way on any public highway.

In West Virginia, only babies can ride in a baby carriage.

The law states that more than 3000 sheep cannot be herded down Hollywood Blvd. at any one time.

In Louisiana, a bill was introduced years ago in the State House of Representatives that fixed a ceiling on haircuts for bald men of 25 cents.

In Georgia, it’s against the law to spread a false rumor.

In Kentucky, it’s the law that a person must take a bath once a year.

In North Carolina, it is against the law for a rabbit to race down the street.

In Washington State, you can’t carry a concealed weapon that is over 6 feet in length

In San Francisco, there is an ordinance, which bans the picking up and throwing of used confetti.

In New York, it is against the law for a blind person to drive an automobile.

In Galveston, Texas, it is illegal to have a camel run loose in the street.

In Illinois, the law is that a car must be driven with the steering wheel.

In Tennessee, it is against the law to drive a car while sleeping.

In Ohio, one must have a license to keep a bear.

In the State of Kansas, you’re not allowed to drive a buffalo through a street.

It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church in Alabama.

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

In Zion, Ill., it is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animals kept as pets.

In St. Louis, it’s illegal to sit on the curb of any city street and drink beer from a bucket.

In Hartford, Conn., you aren’t allowed to cross a street while walking on your hands.

In Baltimore, it’s illegal to throw bales of hay from a second-story window within the city limits. It’s also illegal to take a lion to the movies.

In New York, it is against the law to throw a ball at someone’s head for fun.

In order for a pickle to officially be considered a pickle in Connecticut, it must bounce.

To keep any of the incarcerated beasts from picking up bad habits, the town of Manville, NJ decreed that it is illegal to feed whiskey or offer cigarettes to animals at the local zoo.

In the state of New York, you need a license to use a clothesline outdoors.

In North Carolina it is illegal to use elephants to plow a cotton field.

It is illegal to take more than 2 baths a month within Boston confines.

It is against the law to fish from horseback in Utah.

In Bexley, Ohio Ordinance number 223, of 09/09/19 prohibits the installation and usage of slot machines in outhouses.

Back in 1924, a monkey was convicted in South Bend Indiana of the crime of smoking a cigarette and sentenced to pay a 25-dollar fine and the trial costs.

Harthahorne Oklahoma City Ordinance, Section 363, states that it shall be unlawful to put any hypnotized person in a display window.