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Pennsylvania's Dumb and Crazy laws

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A person is not eligible to become Governor if he/she has participated in a duel.
A special cleaning ordinance bans homemakers from hiding dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling.
All fire hydrants must be checked one hour before all fires.
Allentown: There is a ban on men becoming aroused in public.
Any motorist driving along a country road at night must stop every mile and send up a rocket signal, wait 10 minutes for the road to be cleared of livestock, and continue.
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.
By law, "watch stuffers" are unwelcome in McKeesport, Pa. Now, no one is quite sure what a watch stuffer does, but whatever he does, he better do it somewhere else.
Carlisle: In the middle of town, one must pay a fee of $50 dollars a year to park on a particular block. At night, however, the cars must be moved for street cleaning. This law is enforced even if snow or ice prevents the cars from being moved.
Connellsville: One's pants may be worn no lower than five inches below the waist.
Danville: All fire hydrants must be checked one hour before all fires.
Dynamite is not to be used to catch fish.
Fireworks stores may not sell fireworks to Pennsylvania residents.
If a motorist sees a horse coming down the road, the driver must pull off to the side of the road and cover the vehicle with canvas. If the horse is still scared the driver must get out of his car and take it apart until the horse isn't scared anymore.
In Bensalem, Pennsylvania it is illegal to race mufflerless go-karts after 6PM on Sunday.
In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania it is illegal to have sex with a truck driver inside a toll booth.
In Hazelton, Pennsylvania, there is a law on the books that prohibits a person from sipping a carbonated drink while lecturing students in a school auditorium.
In Pennsylvania, "any motorist driving along a country road at night must stop every mile and send up a rocket signal, wait 10 minutes for the road to be cleared of livestock, and continue."
In Philadelphia, you can't put pretzels in bags.
In the Mount Pocono region any group of 5 or more Native Americans are to be considered a raiding party and may be killed on the spot.
In York, Pennsylvania, you can't sit down while watering your lawn with a hose.
It sounds like the title of a rock album or something, but "Coasting on Beaver Street" is illegal in Edgeworth, Pa.
It is contrary to Pennsylvania law to discharge a gun, cannon, revolver or other explosive weapon at a wedding.
It is illegal to have over 16 women live in a house together because that constitutes a brothel. However up to 120 men can live together, without breaking the law.
It it illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors.
Millville: One may not shoot any dog that is found wandering the streets. The sale of alcohol is prohibited.
Ministers are forbidden from performing marriages when either the bride or groom is drunk.
Morrisville: It is required that a woman have a permit to wear cosmetics.
Motorized vehicles are not to be sold on Sundays.
Newtown: Every outlet or switch (which can be purchased for 59 cents) that is installed requires an electrical inspection fee of 1 dollar and 33 cents.
No man may purchase alcohol without written consent from his wife.
No more than two packages of beer at a time may be purchased, unless you are buying from an official "beer distributor"
No one is allowed to sleep on a refrigerator. Stoves, dishwashers and microwave ovens are not specifically mentioned.
Pittsburgh: It is still illegal to bring a donkey or a mule onto a trolley car. No one is allowed to sleep on a refrigerator.
Ridley Park: You cannot walk backwards eating peanuts in front of the Barnstormers Auditorium during a performance.
Tarentum: Horses are not to be tied to parking meters.
The state law of Pennsylvania prohibits singing in the bathtub.
Though you do not need a fishing license to fish on your own land, but a hunting license is required to hunt on your own land.
Though you do not need a fishing license to fish on your own land, a hunting license is required to hunt on your own land.
Witchcraft was first legalized in the colony of Pennsylvania.
You may not catch a fish by any body part except the mouth.
You may not catch a fish with your hands.
You may not sing in the bathtub.
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