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  • Dumb Laws.

    I was checking this site, and there are some things hard to believe.

    I'm not in Colorado, but guessing that many members are, let me post some Colorado Laws that, don't make a lot of sense, to put it somehow, or more precisely, if you have just a little bit of common sense, you wouldn't need a law for that:

    Alamosa Laws:

    - Throwing missles at cars is illegal.

    - Keeping a house where unmarried persons are allowed to have sex is prohibited.

    Arvada Laws
    - Establishments which sell alcohol must have enough lighting to read text inside them.

    Aspen Laws
    - Catapults may not be fired at buildings. (Too bad, I was planning a trip to Aspen just to fire my catapult at my hotel!)

    Boulder Laws
    - It is legal to challenge a police officer, but only until he or she asks you to stop.

    - It is illegal to permit ones llama to graze on city property.

    - Couches may not be placed on outside porches.

    Cripple Creek Laws
    - It is illegal to bring your horse or pack mule above the ground floor of any building. (Don't even think about it!!!)

    Denver Laws
    - 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. (What? And ruining the poor dog's reputation?)

    - It is unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next-door neighbor.
    - You may not drive a black car on Sundays. (Repealed)

    - It is illegal to mistreat rats in Denver, Colorado.

    And the list goes on and on and on....

    Take a look, and post your favorite laws. There are laws from all around the world!

  • #2
    And of course, here's from home:

    Mexico City Laws
    - Boneshakers, safety bicycles, and any other similar machines are banned from the center of town.

    - Bicycle riders may not lift either foot from the peddles, as it might result in a loss of control. Also, anyone who whistled at or annoyed a bicycle rider could be arrested.

    - No dolls can be burned that resemble prominent personalities. ( )

    - During Holy Week, no horses or wheeled transport is allowed in the city.

    - No fireworks may be thrown by hand during Holy Week.

    - All males must wear trousers, and such groups of employees as hack drivers and newspaper delivery boys must adopt uniforms.


    • #3
      - Couches may not be placed on outside porches.
      There's actually some validity to that law, as they often become harbors for pests and rodents.


      • #4
        - Throwing missles at cars is illegal.
        I read about this once. It was the result of "pop bottle rockets" being legal in Colorado at the time, and kids shooting them at cars.

        - Keeping a house where unmarried persons are allowed to have sex is prohibited.
        This one's clearly aimed at prostitution. The wording is tricky and old, but that's what it's about. Whore houses.

        Boulder]- Couches may not be placed on outside porches.
        College towns have couches on the porch. It begins to look like crap after a while. I think we can thank the frats for this one.

        I love those lists though. Some of those are just plain goofy and lame.


        • #5
          Originally posted by Alastor
          Originally posted by Amigo_Bronco
          - Keeping a house where unmarried persons are allowed to have sex is prohibited.
          This one's clearly aimed at prostitution. The wording is tricky and old, but that's what it's about. Whore houses.
          They have a funny law here in Lincoln that's also quite antiquated and aimed at stopping prostitution, the law states that 4 or more people who are not related to one another cannot live in the same dwelling...which basically means that there are pretty much no 4-bedroom apartments. In recent years, new apartment complexes have been exempted from this law and you can find 4-bedroom apartments near campus, but they haven't repealed the law.


          • #6
            Detroit Laws

            Couples are banned from making love in an automobile unless the act takes place while the vehicle is parked on the couple's own property.

            Willfully destroying your old radio is prohibited.

            It is illegal for a man to scowl at his wife on Sunday.

            It is illegal to let your pig run free in Detroit unless it has a ring in its nose. According to history and animal husbandry, it prevents them from "rooting" in the ground for their food.

            Security guards at Joe Louis Arena will confiscate any item they feel might be thrown onto the ice. Furthermore, any person seen throwing an octopus onto the ice at a Red Wings game will be taken to jail.

            Putt-putt golf courses must close by 1:00 AM.

            Apparently the good folks in Detroit did not quite know what ‘new’ meant. The city took it upon themselves to state that ‘new’ bedding must be of all new material.
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            • #7
              Great site, some real laughs on there.

              A couple of particular interest to me were that in the city where I used to live, Hereford, it is illegal to shoot a Welshman with a Crossbow in Cathedral Close on a Sunday. So does that mean it's OK for the rest of the week or if you use a longbow instead ?

              As a sort of addition to that, it is a legal requirement that all English males over 14 years of age are required to practice with a longbow for at least two hours a week in the presence of a clergyman.

              I particuarly like laws of this type though, in New York the penalty for jumping from a building is death! A bit of a pointless one really. Or maybe the $500 fine for exploding a new within the city limits of Chico, Ca.

              On a slightly diisturbing note though, how much tax payers money was wasted on creating these laws
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Amigo_Bronco

                Boulder Laws

                - It is illegal to permit ones llama to graze on city property.

                - Couches may not be placed on outside porches.

                These two actually make a lot of sense when you understand Boulder.

                1. There a Llama ranches popping up all over Colorado. Every country area has at least one these days. I see them everday. I'm sure there are several around Boulder. They dont want anyone touching their pristine fields.

                2. The couches. A few years back, the students at CU were partying (imagine that!) and decided to just take couches from porches and burn them in intersections. It didnt matter to them that they were;, 1. stealing, and 2. inciting riots. The city has no control over the students in Boulder, hence the law to make it illegal to place a couch on a porch.

                They do harbor pests, but it's the pests at CU that this law exists for..........


                • #9
                  Texas Laws.
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                  • #10
                    From Virginia:

                    Not only is it illegal to have sex with the lights on, one may not have sex in any position other than missionary.
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                    • #11
                      oh, the UK ones are great:

                      All English males over the age 14 are to carry out 2 or so hours of longbow practice a week supervised by the local clergy.

                      The severest Penaltys will be suffered by any commoner who doth permit his animal to have carnal knowledge of a pet of the Royal House (enacted by George I)

                      You can only shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside the city walls and after midnight.

                      You may not shoot a Welsh person on Sunday with a longbow in the Cathedral Close.

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

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                      • #12
                        Amazing isn't it? Interesting stuff though.

                        Makes you wonder where your tax dollars are going sometimes ...LOL! Meetings had to have been scheduled for stuff like this. Not surprising since I have worked for places that have meetings about meetings .....sheesh And I'm sure I'm not alone here.
                        Last edited by 2 Minute Warning; 07-29-2005, 04:06 PM.


                        • #13
                          Arizona Laws

                          Any misdemeanor committed while wearing a red mask is considered a felony.

                          Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs.

                          It is illegal to manufacture imitation cocaine.

                          When being attacked by a criminal or burglar, you may only protect yourself with the same weapon that the other person posseses.

                          It is unlawful to refuse a person a glass of water.

                          You may not have more than two dildos in a house.

                          Globe Laws
                          Cards may not be played in the street with a Native American.

                          Mohave County Laws
                          A decree declares that anyone caught stealing soap must wash himself with it until it is all used up.

                          Tombstone Laws
                          It is illegal for men and women over the age of 18 to have less than one missing tooth visible when smiling.
                          Last edited by Chaji; 07-29-2005, 04:49 PM.


                          • #14

                            Moose may not be viewed from an airplane.

                            No one may tie there pet dog to the roof of their car.

                            Owners of flamingos may not let their pet into barber shops.

                            Those are the stupidest ones I could find..
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                            • #15
                              Moose may not be viewed from an airplane.
                              That probably has something to do with preventing harassment of wildlife, trust me, it's illegal in several states.