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Evangeline
Posted: Sunday, March 28, 2010 1:08:57 AM

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Location: Queensland
Anyone got any interesting facts? Post 'em here. I'll start it off.
1) A ducks quack doesn't echo
2) In Texas, the penalty for attempting to commit suicide is death
3) Cat's urine glows under a blacklight
4) In Tennessee, it is against the law to drive a car while sleeping
5) In Ohio, It is illegal to get a fish drunk

Got some interesting facts or laws?cat

Sincerely,
Eve
ReallyHard
Posted: Sunday, March 28, 2010 5:43:34 AM

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6) It is illegal to walk your hippopotamus on the streets in NYC.

Making Do

This Old House
MMonroe
Posted: Sunday, March 28, 2010 6:34:34 AM

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According to a recent advert on TV its still legal to herd a load of geese through London



*Uncomfortable silences. Why do we feel it's necessary to yak about bullshit in order to be comfortable?*



Jillicious
Posted: Sunday, March 28, 2010 10:19:10 AM

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It is against the law to frown in Pocatello, Idaho.

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Algol
Posted: Sunday, March 28, 2010 10:26:58 AM

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Jillicious wrote:
It is against the law to frown in Pocatello, Idaho.


That one should be universal occasion5

Algol

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AppleOfYourEye
Posted: Sunday, March 28, 2010 1:28:46 PM

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Location: Pacific Ocean
It is illeagle to walk downtown with your lunch pail and it is also illeagle for women to show anything more than thier hands and face in public ... Welcome to Riverside, California

Apple
jtw130
Posted: Sunday, March 28, 2010 10:33:33 PM

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Location: Rhode Island
Here is a few from Rhode Island:

- Any marriage where either of the parties is an idiot or lunatic is null and void.

- One must make a loud noise before passing a car on the left.

- Riding a horse over any public highway for the purpose of racing, or testing the speed of the horse is illegal.

Newport, RI
- You cannot smoke a pipe after sunset.

Portsmouth, RI
- It is illegal for a man to kiss his wife on Sunday.

Providence, RI
-It is illegal to wear transparent clothing.

- You may not sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday.

And some From Massachusetts

- A woman can not be on top in sexual activities.

- Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of their taxi during their shifts.
Guest
Posted: Monday, March 29, 2010 12:10:55 AM

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By law, citizens of Vermont must take at least one bath a week.

In Oklahoma, dogs need a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate on private property in groups of three or more.

In Roanoke, VA, it’s illegal to advertise on tombstones.

It’s illegal to put coins in your ears in Hawaii.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.
ducky69
Posted: Monday, March 29, 2010 5:06:55 AM

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One of my favourites

Minnesota

A person may not cross state lines with a duck atop his head.


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MrNudiePants
Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 12:26:04 PM

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Location: United States
In Montana, it's illegal for a married woman to go fishing unescorted on Sunday. It's also illegal for a single woman to go fishing unescorted at any time...

Lydia_
Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 1:42:35 PM

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jtw130 wrote:

- Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of their taxi during their shifts.



...so the back seat during their shifts is okay...?

Wishing you well,
Lydia


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ChelleLaBelle
Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 2:13:41 PM

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Location: Cincy, Ohio
Ohio


Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.

It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday. (((We don't have any Oceans!!! WTF!?!?!?!))

The Ohio driver’s education manual states that you must honk the horn whenever you pass another car.

It is illegal for more than five women to live in a house.

No one may be arrested on Sunday or on the Fourth of July.

Cincinnati, Ohio---- Anal intercourse is banned. <---LMFAO!!!!!

ChelleLaBelle
Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 2:21:04 PM

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Location: Cincy, Ohio
Ohio

Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.

It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday. (WTF we have no oceans!!!)

It is illegal to get a fish drunk.

The Ohio driver’s education manual states that you must honk the horn whenever you pass another car.

It is illegal for more than five women to live in a house.



Cincinnati --- Anal intercourse is banned.

Oxford --- It is illegal for more than five women to live in a house.

--- It’s illegal for a woman to strip off her clothing while standing in front of a man’s picture.

Youngstown --- You may not run out of gas.
--- Riding on the roof of a taxi cab is not allowed.
Agent2387
Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 4:52:35 PM

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Location: Hampton, United States
"In Texas, it's against the law for anyone to have a pair of pliers in his or her possession."

That is from the days when they were trying to close off the range and cowboys would cut the wire on fences to get through.
Lydia_
Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 4:58:39 PM

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ChelleLaBelle wrote:

--- It’s illegal for a woman to strip off her clothing while standing in front of a man’s picture.


Mmmmkay, is that because there is a mental connection between a picture and the male or something? Odd.....

ChelleLaBelle wrote:


Youngstown --- You may not run out of gas.


Or we shall a'chopoff your head!!!

ChelleLaBelle wrote:

--- Riding on the roof of a taxi cab is not allowed.


And damn, that was going to be the very very first thing I did when I visited Ohio!!
There goes the fun you planned, Chelle!

Wishing you well,
Lydia


Please check out:
You give Such Sweet Punishment
My love poem: Gone From Me
An office part takes an interesting turn in Drunk Off Lust
Friends exploring their newly found affection in Wake Up Shower
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Guest
Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 5:07:40 PM

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The quack thing was proven that ducks quacks DO echo, its just on a very low level that can only be picked up by sensitive sound equipment.

Oh BTW, its illegal to take a bath without a doctors permission in Kansas I believe.
WellMadeMale
Posted: Thursday, April 01, 2010 3:06:25 AM

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Gentleman wrote:
Oh BTW, its illegal to take a bath without a doctors permission in Kansas I believe.


Shit! I'm a regular criminal.

If ya can't beat 'em... pay someone to do it for you.
Guest
Posted: Saturday, April 03, 2010 12:49:25 AM

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Jillicious wrote:
It is against the law to frown in Pocatello, Idaho.


If you want to frown you have to go to Blackfoot, Idaho. However, you can express disdain in Pocatello by saying "Oh My Heck!" But only if you are really at a loss for words. (Be prepared to support your argument.) Also, it should be noted that the words "flip" and "fetch" are curse words in Pocatello; words which are looked upon with stern disapproval. So, watch your language. I would say go around Pocatello whenever possible, but you can't. It is the cross roads of the great Northern Jello belt.
ducky69
Posted: Saturday, April 03, 2010 4:03:25 AM

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New Jersey

It is illegal to delay or detain a homing pigeon.

Rubber Ducky your the one, you make my life so much fun
SIL50
Posted: Saturday, April 10, 2010 11:22:27 PM

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Although it may be off the books now, at one time in Ala you were required to discharge a shotgun before going through an intersection in an automobile. This was done to alert horse and buggy drivers to the cars presence
Guest
Posted: Sunday, April 11, 2010 5:34:37 PM

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It is often said that there an old law in Chester that a Welsh person found within the city walls after dark can be "shot". The law was actually mentioned in House of Commons as recently as 6th Feb 2007 when Christine Russell (MP for Chester) said:

* I freely admit that cross-border relationships have not always been harmonious in the past. For instance, a local byelaw in Chester states that a Welsh person found within the city walls after sunset can be taken out with a crossbow.

Of course, Ms Russell was not being serious (I hope!). Despite this the Rt. Hon. Mr David Jones (Member of Parliament for Clwyd West / Aelod Seneddol dros Orllewin Clwyd) thought it wise to point out:

* "Is it not true that the Chester town hall clock tower does not have a face facing Wales because the people of Chester would not give the time of day to the Welsh?...".
DamonX
Posted: Sunday, April 11, 2010 8:54:55 PM

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You know the tradition of a husband carrying his new bride across the threshold?

This seemingly "romantic" tradition dates back to the founding of the Roman Republic. Rome was founded as a haven for criminals and brigands, and so had very few women. To solve this problem, the Romans invited their neighbors, the Sabines, to celebrate a festival. Once there, the Romans attacked the men and seized the women, each man taking a woman forcibly as a wife. Each woman had to be carried into each man's home in order to "consumate". Hence the tradition of carrying new brides across the threshold. Shhh
sassycheergirl
Posted: Monday, April 12, 2010 8:14:29 PM

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Oral sex is illegal in Indiana.... Well shit some one wanna come arrest me?


*smiles, hugs, and lollipops*



Sassy
ducky69
Posted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 6:39:56 AM

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Location: My own little world
Denver

The dog catcher must notify dogs of impounding by posting, for three consecutive days, a notice on a tree in the city park and along a public road running through said park.

Rubber Ducky your the one, you make my life so much fun
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