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My friend bleed_the_day posted a list of strange laws on the books at one time or another in the US dealing with sexual taboos. They are bizarre, unverifiable, and downright hilarious. A bit of Googling leads me to believe that most such lists of laws are bogus or misinterpreted. Still, one of my favorites was:

In Connorsville, Wisconsin, it is illegal for a man to shoot off a gun while his female partner is having an orgasm.

Just trying to imagine the scenario that would require a legislature to draft such a bill is funnier than a lot of movies I've seen recently.

For your gratuitous pleasure, then, here is the Old Wolf's list of strange laws, guaranteed to be certifiable*:

1) In West Virginia, it's against the law to store 16-ton weights in your attic.
2) In Utah, natto must not be eaten within 50 feet of an open flame.
3) In Tennessee, galoshes must be sterilized before feeding them to a goat, unless the goat is not to be eaten.
4) In North Dakota, ramps may only be cooked by Benedictine monks in full hazmat gear, and then only 1 hour after matins.
5) In Orange County, Florida, automobiles must yield right-of-way to unicorns.
6) Anyone seeing a tiger in Hesse Hochtaunuskreis, in Germany, must notify the authorities as once.
7) In Wayne County, Michigan, putting more than 5 pounds of stickers on an envelope is punishable by 6 months in the city jail.
8) In Contra Costa County, California, penguins are to be spanked on sight.
9) In Walthamstow, Greater London, any unlicensed jackass found wandering the streets must be taken home and fed.
10) Anywhere within the 50 United States, elderly wolves must be treated with the greatest of deference.

*Certifiable hqiz, that is.


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secoh
Apr. 14th, 2010 10:14 pm (UTC)
Presumably it's ok to fire your gun before or after she has orgasmed?
ccdesan
Apr. 14th, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC)
Teehee.



You didn't read the text after the asterisk...
secoh
Apr. 14th, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
Until recently it was perfectly and specifically legal to drive a flock of sheep over the Sydney harbour bridge. They repealed that law when they got wind of a bunch of university students were planning on doing it.
carlfoxmarten
Apr. 14th, 2010 10:14 pm (UTC)
I'm also kind of suspicious of #10 as well...

Are all of them laws?...
ccdesan
Apr. 14th, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
Read the text after the asterisk...

bayliss
Apr. 14th, 2010 10:34 pm (UTC)
#10 should be a law and it is on my books. Why yes I am a suck up thank you very much.

:-)
ccdesan
Apr. 14th, 2010 11:31 pm (UTC)
torakiyoshi
Apr. 15th, 2010 03:41 am (UTC)
Hmm. I have pictures of two tigers at Hochtaunuskreis, and no authorities were notified.



-=TK

Edited at 2010-04-15 03:47 am (UTC)
ccdesan
Apr. 15th, 2010 03:47 am (UTC)
Also! €200 Geldbuße, bitte.

torakiyoshi
Apr. 16th, 2010 04:57 am (UTC)
To quote Ramstein:
Ahhhh-ahhhh, NEIN!

-=TK
ccdesan
Apr. 15th, 2010 03:48 am (UTC)
Bild gestohlen, übrigens!
torakiyoshi
Apr. 16th, 2010 04:58 am (UTC)
Na, klar! Möchten Sie mehr? Ich kann Ihnen ein ZIP schinken.

-=TK
ccdesan
Apr. 16th, 2010 01:04 pm (UTC)
Gerne! Du sollst meine eAnschrift haben...

Danke!
torakiyoshi
Apr. 17th, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC)
ccdesan
Apr. 18th, 2010 05:43 am (UTC)
Beim sparen, herzlichen Dank!

torakiyoshi
Apr. 18th, 2010 07:00 am (UTC)
Haben Sie gut genohmen? Ohne Probleme?

-=TK
r_caton
Apr. 15th, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
Number nine, Number nine, Number nine, ........Number nine, Number nine, .....Number nine, .......

Taken home and fed to what, now?
ccdesan
Apr. 15th, 2010 09:15 pm (UTC)
The Todal. It looks like a blob of glup. It makes a sound like rabbits screaming, and smells of old, unopened rooms. But that's only half of it; the other half is worse. It’s made of lip. It feels as if it had been dead at least a dozen days, but it moves about like monkeys and like shadows. The Todal can’t be killed. It gleeps. It’s an agent of the devil, sent to punish evildoers for having done less evil than they should.

Since you asked...

r_caton
Apr. 16th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
Oh man, that is, like, todally gross?
torakiyoshi
Apr. 18th, 2010 07:10 am (UTC)
No. Thank Mog, there's only one Todal, not a hundred-fourty-four of them.

-=TK

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