Monday, December 13, 2010

Strange and Funny Laws

Many of these laws were established during the end of the 1800s and early 1900s, when the United States was rapidly changing from an agricultural to industrial nation. Some of the laws went out of date or were repealed. Many are still on the books but not enforced.

-In Mohave County, Arizona, if anyone is caught stealing soap, he must wash himself with it until the soap is gone.

-A woman in Memphis, Tennessee, is not allowed to drive a car unless man is in front of the car waving a red flag to warn people and other cars.

-In Kalispell, Montana, children must have a doctor’s note if they want to buy a lollipop.

-It’s illegal in St. Louis, Missouri, for a fireman to rescue a woman wearing a nightgown. If she wants to be rescued, she must be fully clothed.

-In Arizona, a man may legally beat his wife once a month, but no more.

-According to an Atlanta, Georgia, ordinance, “smelly people” are not allowed to ride public streetcars.



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