Crazy laws still on the books

Posted by | January 8, 2009

Better get started on putting that hitching post up outside your office building in Knoxville, TN. It’s still the law.

Virginia law forbids bathtubs in the house; tubs must be kept in the yard.

courtroom gavelIn Nicholas County, WV, no member of the clergy is allowed to tell jokes or humorous stories from the pulpit during a church service.

A Kentucky statute says: “No female shall appear in a bathing suit on any highway within this state unless she is escorted by at least two officers or unless she be armed with a club.” Later, an amendment proposed: “The provisions of this statute shall not apply to any female weighing less than sixty pounds nor exceeding 200 pounds; nor shall it apply to female horses.”

In Forest City, NC you must notify City Hall before entering the town.

Cross-dressing in the town of Ironton, OH is not allowed and will send you to jail.

One is forbidden from eating juicy watermelons at the Magnolia Street Cemetery in Spartanburg, SC.

While in Huntsville, AL if you see someone in an animal control officer uniform, that means by law the person is in fact an animal control officer.

In Cumberland, MD you may not bring missiles to a playground.

It’s illegal to eat chicken with a fork in Gainesville, GA.


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