I’m Under Arrest for What? Fifty Bizarre U.S. Laws
By: Annie Tucker Morgan
You may not bite off another person’s leg.
If a man promises to marry an unmarried woman, he is required by law to keep his promise. [Well, that's a duh!]
It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory.
Selling hollow logs is strictly forbidden.
You may not shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.
It is illegal not to drink milk.
Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.
Tickling a woman is unlawful.
It’s illegal to pretend that one’s parents are wealthy.
If you make fun of someone who does not accept a challenge, you risk a six-month prison sentence.
Unless a customer specifically requests it, margarine may not be substituted for butter in a restaurant.
Unless you have an official permit, you may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to April.
This Court Is Adjourned
Whew! With all this legislation, it’s a wonder we’re not all sharing a prison cell right now. Granted, something tells me the Los Angeles Police Department has bigger fish to fry than popping people who dare to eat oranges while bathing, and that most people who saw me catching some shut-eye on top of a fridge in Pennsylvania wouldn’t call the cops on me, but you never know when you might come across that rare whistle-blower who wants you persecuted to the fullest extent of the law, so it’s probably better to be safe than sorry. The next time I tie up my elephant at a parking meter in Florida, I’ll be sure to bring a pocket full of quarters.
Link: Divine Caroline