WTF Laws

1. Theaters in Glendale, California can show horror films only on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.
2. You can't plow a cotton field with an elephant in North Carolina.
3. In Lehigh, Nebraska it's against the law to sell donut holes.
4. Under the law of Mississippi, there’s no such thing as a female Peeping Tom.
5. Anti-modem laws restrict Internet access in the country of Burma. Illegal possession of a modem can lead to a prison term.
6. Lawn darts are illegal in Canada.
7. In Idaho a citizen is forbidden by law to give another citizen a box of candy that weighs more than 50 pounds.
8. Every citizen of Kentucky is required by law to take a bath at least once a year.
9. It is against the law to whale hunt in Oklahoma. (Think about it...)
10. A Venetian law decrees that all gondolas must be painted black. The only exceptions are gondolas belonging to high public officials.
11. In the state of Queensland, Australia, it is still constitutional law that all pubs (hotel/bar) must have a railing outside for patrons to tie up their horse.
12. According to law, no store is allowed to sell a toothbrush on the Sabbath in Providence, Rhode Island. Yet these same stores are allowed to sell toothpaste and mouthwash on Sundays.
13. Before the enactment of the 1978 law that made it mandatory for dog owners in New York City to clean up after their pets, approximately 40 million pounds of dog excrement were deposited on the streets every year.
14. Chewing gum is outlawed in Singapore because it is a means of "tainting an environment free of dirt."
15. For hundreds of years, the Chinese zealously guarded the secret of sericulture; imperial law decreed death by torture to those who disclosed how to make silk.
16. An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.
17. By law, information collected in a U.S. census must remain confidential for 72 years.
18. Candy made from pieces of barrel cactus was outlawed in the U.S. in 1952 to protect the species.
19. In Breton, Alabama, there is a law on the town's books against riding down the street in a motorboat.
20. Connecticut and Rhode Island never ratified the 18th Amendment: Prohibition.
21. In most American states, a wedding ring is exempt by law from inclusion among the assets in a bankruptcy estate. This means that a wedding ring cannot be seized by creditors, no matter how much the bankrupt person owes.
22. In New York State, it is still illegal to shoot a rabbit from a moving trolley car.
23. Vermont, Alaska, Hawaii, and Maine are the four states in the U.S. that do not allow billboards.
24. Wetaskiwin, Alberta from 1917: "It's against the law to tie a male horse next to a female horse on Main Street."
25. Women were banned by royal decree from using hotel swimming pools in Jidda, Saudi Arabia, in 1979.
26. In Riverside, California, there is an old law on the city's books which makes it illegal to kiss unless both people wipe their lips with rose water.
27. In Saudi Arabia, a woman reportedly may divorce her husband if he does not keep her supplied with coffee.
Uploaded 08/13/2009
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