Thursday, 18 January 2007

Stupid Laws


You're in Alaska armed with a fully loaded gun. You see a grizzly bear, you take aim and fire. No problem. You're perfectly within your legal rights to do so.

But if you came upon a sleeping bear and decided to wake him up for the purposes of taking a photo, oh boy are you in trouble. That is illegal.

I don't know why Alaskans are so worried about people taking photos of bears, instead of people shooting them. But I do know that Alaska is not the only place with strange notions of the law...

Let's take another situation. You are Michael Jackson, the King of Pop. Halfway through a concert in Devon, Connecticut, you launch into your famous Moon-Walk. Oh-oh, busted! It is illegal to walk backwards after sunset! Now you're going to jail, unless you can prove it was actually the entire audience who were moving, not you.

So, Richie, I hear you say. Are there any other stupid laws I need to know about? Yes, it is imperative for your safety that you know the following:-


  • In Alabama, incestuous marriage is legal, but you cannot wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church. Tom Selleck be warned!

  • In Arizona, hunting camels is prohibited. I think they were being a little optimistic with this one. How many camels are there in Arizona? Or is that because the hunters killed them all?

  • In West Virginia, it is legal for a male to have sex with an animal, as long as it is below 40lbs. Maybe this is where we get the expression "a dog is a man's best friend"?

  • Also in West Virginia, it is illegal to whistle underwater. Why? And how do they know when you're doing it? I mean, is it even possible?

  • In Wisconsin, citizens may not enter the state with a chicken on their head. Presumably, then, nor can chickens if they have a citizen stuck in their rectum.

Well, I hope this helps to clarify some important legal issues for you all. If you'd like to know more then click here

13 comments:

Adrian said...

LOL!!

And I thought South Africa was bad...

European said...

Finally somebody is putting a top to all the irresponsible underwater whistling. I tell you, once people start whistling underwater, it's all downhill after that.

European said...

stop, not top

I hope there's no law against typos...

Conquer said...

Hmmm...what about women having sex with animals in West Virginia?

Richie said...

European: I can't tell you how much my swimming experiences have been marred by damn inconsiderate idiots whistling some stupid tune! What's worse, as Adrian will tell you, it attracts DOLPHINS....

Mind you, if you could whistle underwater, what tune would you choose? I think I'd go for "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple. That riff sounds so good submerged... Duh-duh-DUH, duh-duh-DUH-DUH...

Conquer: I'd have to say as your legal adviser, there's no problem. Go for it!

Adrian said...

DAMN DOLPHINS.

I sure hope they make it to West Virginia one day!!

Matthew said...

I found this article in a newsletter I read few days ago. It's about a guy who had sex with a dead animal. Here it goes.
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Is it a crime to have sex with a dead animal? To Bryan James Hathaway, 20, it isn't a crime since laws only apply to living animals.

Hathaway is on trial for "mating" with a deceased deer he saw beside Stinson Avenue and now, he is facing a misdemeanour charge of sexual gratification with an animal. Fredric Anderson, public defender says his client is innocent because the statute does not prohibit one from having sex with a carcass.

"I'm a little surprised this issue hasn't been tackled before in another case", says Judge Michael Lucci. This case has sparked the debate on Webster's dictionary, which defines an "animal" as "any of a kingdom of living beings"
For this case, the charge carries a maximum penalty of nine months in jail and a fine of up to US$10,000 (RM40,000) and if convicted, Hathaway could serve a prison on term of up to two years because of a previous conviction.
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I mean it's like so stupid to have sex with an animal...

It's so gross.

Richie said...

Matthew: Oh Deer! What could possess someone to do such a thing? Maybe they really liked the film Bambi or something...

Just when I think people couldn't get any stupider...

Mary said...

Richie,
Have you seen this link?

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=ind_focus.story&STORY=/www/story/01-16-2007/0004507242&EDATE=TUE+Jan+16+2007,+06:34+PM

A concerned friend in Germany sent it to me yesterday.

Keep a-writin'! You're our best hope for good-humored survival in a stupid world.

Mary

Richie said...

Mary,

Thank you for that link--it really is worrying. I'm going to read over it again when I have more time and possibly do a post related to it.

If anyone else wants to send interesting links then please do.

Us smart people have to work together!

Justin said...

Awww... no wonder i've been arrested... JUST KIDDING!! Nice facts Richie!:D

Anonymous said...

in illinois its illegle to speak english

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