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Are you a law breaker ?

  1. Nov 18, 2005 #1


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    In Texas, it's against the law for anyone to have a pair of pliers in his or her possession.

    In Philadelphia, you can't put pretzels in bags based on an Act of 1760.

    Alaska law says that you can't look at a moose from an airplane.

    In Corpus Christie, Texas, it is illegal to raise alligators in your home.

    In Miami, it is forbidden to imitate an animal.

    It is against the law to mispronounce the name of the State of Arkansas in that State.

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

    California law prohibits a woman from driving a car while dressed in a housecoat.

    In Memphis, Tennessee, a woman is not to drive a car unless a man warns approaching motorists or pedestrians by walking in front of the car that is being driven.

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

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

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

    In Georgia, it is against the law to slap a man on the back or front.

    A barber is not to advertise prices in the State of Georgia.

    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 Oklahoma, no baseball team can hit the ball over the fence or out of a ballpark.

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

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

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

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

    In Tennessee, a law exists which prohibits the sale of bologna (sandwich meat) on Sunday.

    In Virginia, the Code of 1930 has a statute which prohibits corrupt practices or bribery by any person other than political candidates.

    In Providence, Rhode Island, it is against the law to jump off a bridge.

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

    In Florida, it is against the law to put livestock on a school bus.

    In New Jersey, cabbage can't be sold on Sunday.

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

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

    In Singapore, it is illegal to chew gum.

    In Cleveland, Ohio, it is unlawful to leave chewing gum in public places.

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

    In New York, it is against the law for children to pick up or collect cigarette and cigar butts.

    In Massachusetts, it is against the law to put tomatos in clam chowder.

    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 Kentucky, it is illegal for a merchant to force a person into his place of business for the purpose of making a sale.

    It is against the law in Connecticut for a man to write love letters to a girl whose mother or father has forbidden the relationship.

    In Michigan, married couples must live together or be imprisoned.

    In the state of Colorado, a pet cat, if loose, must have a tail-light !

    In Phoenix, Arizona, you can't walk through a hotel lobby with spurs on.

    In California, a law created in 1925 makes it illegal to wiggle while dancing.

    In Utah, daylight must be visible between dancing couples.

    In Michigan, it is against the law for a lady to lift her skirt more than 6 inches while walking through a mud puddle.

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

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

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

    In Missouri, a man must have a permit to shave.

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

    In Texas, it is still a "hanging offense" to steal cattle.
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  3. Nov 18, 2005 #2


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    In PF, it's illegal to spread unsubstanciated rumour and "fact" without the means to back it up. :wink:
  4. Nov 18, 2005 #3
    Did you know that in several groups of people, you can get outcasted, if for example you roll your stuff in the cigarette paper in the wrong direction ?? Or that if you put your right arm in the air, you're rtight extremist...what about the other ?? I heard that in Italy, there is a law for the radius range of a normal pizza.... It is supposed that in some religious movement, there exist punishment for bad relationships...(to be confirmed)...

    I don't know what the proverbs in the english speaking empire is, but in french we say : "nobody is above the law"...and then i fel against "those people are lawmaker" ??? In the real life role playing, who do you think they are ??
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  5. Nov 18, 2005 #4


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    I think in England the idea is, it is ok break the the law, it is getting caught that
    causes a problem.
  6. Nov 18, 2005 #5
    Exactly...nobody forbids you to run faster than the speed limit "by human fixed"...the problem with physical laws is that normally you cannot, whoever you are or have for technical means enforce...I think that all the deal with physics is to make people believe that you can enforce a universal law, without being treated as esoterical or a normal provocating marketing (we need proofs...or maybe a good rethoric (written and spoken) ???).... The problem is that with "universal laws" as they should be in physics, we still have the problem of "human being" that die, and that maybe we don't see so much in the future (nor the past in fact)....
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  7. Nov 18, 2005 #6
    Those were hysterical, Wolram, though it would be interesting to take up Matt's challenge to research and post the evidence.

    The one about the woman drivers in Memphis... the same used to be true in England, although for both men and women. When the automobile took off (in sales, not into the air), there were many accidents due to people being unused to looking our for cars - no road safety in those days. As such, a law was passed stating that a boy carrying a flag had to walk in front the car.

    Now we just have congestion instead.
  8. Nov 18, 2005 #7
    That's not a law - that's just a rule of thumb.
  9. Nov 18, 2005 #8
    Here's some more of the same. Have no idea how true any of these are either.


    --A recently passed anticrime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed...

    --The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned because it contains a formula for making beer at home.

    --It is illegal to milk another person's cow.

    --In Lefors, it is illegal to take more than three swallows of beer at any time while standing...

    --In San Antonio, it is illegal for both sexes to flirt or respond to flirtation using the eyes and/or hands....

    --In Kingsville, there is a law against two pigs having sex on airport property.

    --A city ordinance states that a person cannot go barefoot without first obtaining a special five-dollar permit.

    --In Clarendon, TX., it is illegal to dust any public building with a feather duster.

    --In Borger, TX., it is against the law to throw confetti, rubber balls, feather dusters, whips or quirts (riding crop), and explosive firecrackers of any kind. (Real party poopers)

    --It is Texas law that when two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone. ("neither shall proceed until the other has gone" where, how? In one of those "true facts" books there was an explanation for this law. It seems that one of the state senators did not want a law passed. To keep this particular law from passing he attached the train law to it. He hoped that fellow senators would discover the train law attached, see how ridiculous it was, and not pass the laws. Nobody saw the attachement and passed both laws. This may not be the real reason, but it sounds good. And it explains many of the laws we have to live with today.)


    --In Chicago, it is illegal to take a french poodle to the Opera.

    --According to state law, it is illegal to speak English. The officially recognized language is "American."

    --In Joliet, it is illegal to mispronounce the name Joliet

    --In Oblong, Illinois, it's punishable by law to make love while hunting or fishing on your wedding day.

    --A state law in Illinois mandates that all bachelors should be called master, not mister, when addressed by their female counterparts.


    --Whale hunting is strictly forbidden.

    --People who make "ugly faces" at dogs may be fined and/or jailed.


    --In Whitehall, it is illegal to operate a vehicle with ice picks attached to the wheels.

    --It is a felony for a wife to open her husband's mail.

    --In Helena, Montana, a woman can't dance on tables in saloons or bars unless she has on at least three pounds, two ounces of clothing.

    --In Bozeman, Montana, a law that bans all sexual activity between members of the opposite sex in the front yard of a home after sundown -- if they're nude. (Apparently, if you wear socks, you're safe from the law!)


    --It is illegal to tease skunks.

    --Every man in Brainerd is required by law to grow a beard.

    --In Alexandria, Minnesota, no man is allowed to make love to his wife with the smell of garlic, onions or sardines on his breath. If his wife so requests, law mandates that he must brush his teeth.


    --A state law stipulates that a woman's hair legally belongs to her husband.

    --Under state law, dentists are officially classified as "mechanics."

    --In Clawson, it is legal for a man to "sleep with his pigs, cows, horses, goats, and chickens."

    New York:

    --In NYC, "it is disorderly conduct for one man to greet another on the street by placing the end of his thumb against the tip of his nose and wiggling the extended fingers of that hand."

    North Carolina:

    --It is illegal to have sex in a Churchyard.

    --It is illegal to make love on the floor of a hotel room between two double beds.


    --In Columbus, it is illegal for stores to sell corn flakes on Sunday.

    --In Oxford, it is illegal for a woman to disrobe in front of a man's picture.

    --In Youngstown, it is illegal to run out of gas.


    --If a child burps during a church service in Omaha, his or her parents may be arrested.

    --It is illegal for a mother to give her daughter a perm without a state license.


    --Unmarried women who parachute on Sundays will be jailed.


    --In Quitman, it is illegal for a chicken to cross the road.

    --In Columbus, it is illegal to sit on one's porch in an indecent position.


    --"Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass. If the horses appear skittish, the motorist must take his car apart piece by piece, and hide it under the nearest bushes."

    Rhode Island:

    --Its illegal to throw pickle juice on a trolley.


    --It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.

    --In Dyersburg, it is illegal for a woman to call a man for a date.


    --A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife in his presence.


    --In Richmond, it's illegal to flip a coin in any eating establishment to determine who buys a cup of coffee.

    --In Lebanon, it is illegal to kick your wife out of bed.


    --It is illegal to deny the existence of God.

    --It is illegal to whistle underwater.

    --Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.


    --In L.A., a man may legally beat his wife with a leather strap, as long as it is less than 2 inches wide, or she gives him permission to use a wider strap.

    --It is a misdemeanor to shoot any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.


    --It is illegal to wear a goatee without a license.

    --North Andover prohibits its citizens from carrying "space guns."

    --In 1659, the state outlawed Christmas.


    --Monkey's are forbidden to smoke cigarettes in South Bend.
  10. Nov 18, 2005 #9
    And a few more...


    In Tucson, it is illegal for women to wear pants. (Hey Wolram - you thinkin wot I'm thinkin???)

    In Globe, it is illegal to play cards in the street with a Native American.

    In Glendale, it is illegal to drive a car in reverse.

    In Nogales, it is illegal to wear suspenders.

    New Mexico

    In Raton, it is illegal for a woman to ride horseback down a public street with a kimono on.

    The Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary is banned in Carlsbad.

    It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.

    It is illegal to serve beer and pretzels at the same time in any bar, club, or restaurant.


    In Schuster, it is illegal for a woman to gamble while wearing a towel.


    It is illegal for children to have unusual haircuts.

    In El Paso, churches, hotels, halls of assembly, stores, markets, banking rooms, railroad depots, and saloons are required to have spittoons on hand.

    In Houston, it is illegal to sell Limburger cheese on Sunday.
  11. Nov 18, 2005 #10
    In California it is illegal to sell, give, or furnish in any manner spray paint to a minor. It is illegal for a minor to possess spray paint. It is stated in the law that any seller of spray paint must post a sign in a conspicuous location stating that using spray paint for vandalism is illegal. PC 594.1

    Defacing or destroying any object of archeological/historical interest, even if found on/belonging to your own private property, is illegal. CA PC 622 1/2.
    Careful what you do to your mother in law then folks.

    CA PC 203 "Every person who unlawfully and maliciously deprives a human being of a member of his body, or disables, disfigures, or renders useless, or cuts, or disables the tongue, or puts out an eye, or slits, the nose, ear, or lip, is guilty of mayhem."

    CA PC 302 Anyone who disturbs a religious meeting at a tax exempt place of worship by making loud rude or other wise inappropriate noises language or actions is guilty of a crime punishable by up to $1,000 in fines and up to one year imprisonment.

    And I'm just looking these up in my little book of codes. I'll see if I can find more later.
  12. Nov 18, 2005 #11
    Check out this website.


    It seems to cover a lot of the above and there's loads more in there for your amusement. Most of the laws seem to have detailed descriptions.
  13. Nov 18, 2005 #12
    Up to a felony charge can be levied for promoting the use of, or owning more than six dildos. (TEXAS. CHAPTER 43. PUBLIC INDECENCY. SUBCHAPTER B. OBSCENITY).
  14. Nov 18, 2005 #13
    Wow! Sex before marriage illegal in Virgina...

    ... and even when you are married, there are limits: no oral, no anal:

  15. Nov 18, 2005 #14
    In Fresno, lizard-molesting is strictly prohibited:

  16. Nov 18, 2005 #15
    Did you know that in Middle Ages (not far away for remembrance), married people having sex outside the couple were forced to have sexual activities with a donkey, knotted on the public place....(Tasteless human sense of humour I suppose)
  17. Nov 18, 2005 #16
    If you move to Indian Falls, your cement-drinking days are over, sonny:

    I love the idea that someone might drink cement in order to become irrational.
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    I have all ways thought this one would be a good law, along with tights and the
    wearing of any thing false. :biggrin:
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    :rofl: how many persons were going about demembering others :surprised
  20. Nov 18, 2005 #19
    You also have the Raelian Virtual State laws : illegal to have other clothes that Adam&Eva (moreover without the usual wine leaf)..and forbidden not to have sex everyday at least with 2 people...??? When does that state begin ??
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    I am emigrating as soon as i can, don't change the law plllllease. :approve:
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