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  • In England, it is illegal to sell most goods on a Sunday, (this law is mostly ignored), it is however legal to sell a carrot. It is also legal to sell it at any price and to give free gifts with it


  • In China, you may only have one child, or you will have to pay a fine.


  • In Greene, New York, it is illegal to eat peanuts and walk backwards on the sidewalks when a concert is on


  • In Beaconsfield, Canada, it is considered an offense to have more than two colors of paint on your house


  • In Arad , Israel, It is considered an offense to operate a mobile spay/neuter clinic - it is considered peddling.


  • In Indiana, Back in 1924, a monkey was convicted in South Bend of the crime of smoking a cigarette and sentenced to pay a 25 dollar fine and the trial costs.


  • The Arkansas legislature passed a law that states that the Arkansas River can rise no higher than to the Main Street bridge in Little Rock


  • It is illegal to own a mongoose without a permit in Idaho


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


  • In Tucson, it is illegal for women to wear pants


  • In Pocatello, Idaho, a person may not be seen in public without a smile on their face


  • It is against the law for a monster to enter the corporate limits of Urbana, Illinois


  • In Los Angeles, a man is legally entitled to beat his wife with a leather belt or strap, but the belt can't be wider than 2 inches, unless he has his wife's consent to beat her with a wider strap.


  • Excluding Sundays, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow, in York, England.


  • In Racine, WS., it is illegal to wake a fireman when he is asleep


  • In Nebraska, It is illegal for a mother to give her daughter a perm without a state license


  • In Etobicoke, Canada Bylaw states that no more than 3.5 inches of water is allowed in a bathtub.


  • In Italy, A man may be arrested for wearing a skirt


  • In Saudi Arabia, It is considered an offense if a woman appears in public, unless accompanied by a male relative or guardian


  • It is illegal for a lady to eat chocolates on a public conveyance, in England.


  • In Chicago, people who are diseased, maimed, mutilated, or deformed to the point of being "an unsightly or disgusting object" are banned from going out in public.


  • In Richmond, Virginia, it is illegal to flip a coin in any eating establishment to determine who buys a cup of coffee.


  • In Tennessee, It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish


  • In Florida, A special law prohibits unmarried women from parachuting on Sunday or they risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.


  • In Ventura County, California, cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit.


  • In Baltimore, it is illegal to wash or scrub sinks, no matter how dirty they get


  • In Houston, it is illegal to sell Limburger cheese on Sunday


  • In St. Louis, it is illegal for an on-duty firefighter to rescue a woman wearing a nightgown; in order to be rescued, a woman must be fully dressed.


  • In Cleveland, it is illegal to catch mice without a hunting license


  • In Michigan, a woman isn't allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's permission


  • In Nevada, it is still legal for a person to hang another for killing their dog on their own property


  • In Norfolk, Virginia, A woman can't go out without wearing a corset. (There was a civil-service job for men only called a corset inspector.)Dead


  • In California, animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship


  • Raising a pig on Israeli soil will result in the murder of the said pig.


  • In Charleton, all carriage-horses must wear diapers


  • In Switzerland, It is illegal to flush the toilet after 10 P.M. if you live in an apartment


  • In Devon, Connecticut, it is unlawful to walk backwards after sunset


  • In Carmel, N.Y., a man can't go outside while wearing a jacket and pants that do not match


  • In Michigan, Under State law, dentists are officially classified as "mechanics."


  • 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. 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 his fellow senators would discover the train law attached, see how ridiculous it was, and not pass the laws. Nobody saw the train law attached and passed both laws


  • In Switzerland, Clothes may not be hung to dry on Sunday



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Some of these laws make me question the sanity of the human raceLOL



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