Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Jury Duty and a few laws you may NOT know about

Hubby has jury duty this week. Now while it may not be the most fun activity one can imagine it is, indeed, a responsiblity and a privilege. This is truly a great country we live in. THAT BEING SAID...I thought it would be fun to share with you some of the lesser known laws that have been established "in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty...etc.".

Alabama - It is unlawful to wear a false mustache in church and cause "unseemly laughter.

California (Berkeley) - it is illegal to whistle for a lost canary before 7:00 A.M.
(Costa Mesa, Ca) - it is illegal to enter a movie theatre within four hours of eating garlic.

Connecticut - According to state law, in order for a pickle to be qualified as a pickle, it must bounce.

Delaware- It is against the law to pawn a wooden leg.

Georgia (Conyers) - an ordinance was passed that prohibits saying the phrase "two fried eggs and a fritter for a quarter" in an attempt to prohibit slang talkin'.

Illinois (This one may be my FAVORITE!)- it is illegal to make love while hunting or fishing on your wedding day.

Indiana (South Bend) - it is illegal for a monkey to smoke cigarettes. Violators are fined 25 dollars.

(Elkhart, In.) - it is against the law for a barber to threaten to cut off a youngster's ears.

Mississippi (Canton) - it is illegal to kill a squirrel in a courtroom with a gun.

Missouri (St. Louis) - it is against the law to drink beer from a bucket on any street curb.

Ohio (Bexley) - Ordinance #223 prohibits the installation and usage of slot machines in outhouses.

Tennesse (Memphis) - it is illegal for a woman to drive a car unless there is a man running or walking in front of it, waving a red flag to warn approachingmotorists and pedestrians.

And last on this list but certainly not least....
Wyoming (Newcastle) - It is against the law "to make love in a meat freezer."

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