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What is the most ridiculous law you've ever heard of?

Asked by jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities (19672points) May 30th, 2009

I was watching the news the other day, and was dumbfounded when I heard the story of a man who got a DUI while riding a horse. Seriously. The horse wasn’t drunk, what’s the problem here? Then again, you know it was the best day of that cops career. No domestic disputes, no drug busts, no speeding tickets, just the drunken cowboy. YEE-HA!

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Gfly's avatar

In Canada the law says when you are done your prison time and let go every man is suposed to be givin a rifle and a horse LOL a bit outdated I think.

Darwin's avatar

In Austin, Texas, it is illegal to carry wire cutters in your pocket.

noelasun's avatar

I’ve heard (maybe on fluther) of a law in a european country forbidding the peeling of potatoes.
I’ll have to go look this one up I think…

ABoyNamedBoobs03's avatar

you can’t wash your donkey in a bathtub in alabama I think… some southern state…

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

@ABoyNamedBoobs03 Now, are we talking about an actual donkey here, or is that just Alabama speak for masturbation?

shrubbery's avatar

Is there something about not being able to tie a giraffe to a lightpost in Texas?

aidje's avatar

@shrubbery I’ve seen that law attributed to Vermont, Georgia, and my home town (which is in neither of those states). It’s funny, but it seems to me like a good candidate for urban legend.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

One may not box with a kangaroo. – Myrtle Creek, Oregon.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

In IL, it is illegal to give a cat or dog a lighted cigar, or to walk down the street with an ice cream bar in your pocket. Don’t get much friggin weirder than that.

Bobbydavid's avatar

Not so much a law really but in the uk you’re innocent until proven guilty! Now in theory that’s great but in reality not so. With great amounts of money some very dangerous people still walk the streets until their trial due to this. Is this the same in the US? What thoughts do you have?

ABoyNamedBoobs03's avatar

@Bobbydavid yeah, they post bail and walk… Legal system here is full of fun little loop holes…

Bobbydavid's avatar

In Chester uk, between certain hours on a Sunday night it’s legal to kiil a Welshman with a bow and arrow if they walk within the city Walls! That’s just a fab law. I don’t think it’s been done recently though

Bluefreedom's avatar

Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs. – Arizona

Putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death. – Alabama

Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship. – California

It is illegal to fish with a bow and arrow in Kentucky.

You can’t shoot any game other than whales from a moving automobile. – Tennessee

No one may have sex in the back of an ambulance if it is responding to an emergency call. – Utah

It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway. – Nevada

Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal. – Florida

It is considered an offense to push a live moose out of a moving airplane. – Alaska

Citizens may not enter Wisconsin with a chicken on their head. – Minnesota

MacBean's avatar

The one that doesn’t allow gays to marry.

asmonet's avatar

I’m with Mac on this one. :)

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

Until recently, bent fruit and vegetables were banned in the EU. They threw out tonnes of good food (that could have gone to Africa) because it was not straight. This included carrots, bananas and all other fruit/vegetables that are usually bent.

Also, the death penalty. I would laugh at its stupidity if it wasn’t so serious.

Gfly's avatar

I got another one I just found out . In victoria bc Canada between the hours of 10pm and 4am if escorting an elderly person home you may weild a sword. Lmao

flameboi's avatar

you will receive a 10 cent fine for leaving your horse unattended

bea2345's avatar

In Trinidad and Tobago, marriages may not be performed after sunset and before sunrise.

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