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2. Alabama: No stink bombs or confetti. If you’re a stodgy school principal from a 1980s film, consider moving to Mobile, Alabama: Stink bombs, “funk balls,” and any object “the purpose of which is to create disagreeable odors” are strictly illegal there.
3. Alaska: No getting drunk in a bar. In Alaska it is illegal to be drunk… in a bar. Per state laws, a person who is already drunk may not “knowingly” enter a bar to drink more, or remain in the bar that got them drunk in the first place.
4. Arizona: No spitting in public. In the town of Goodyear, Arizona, it is unlawful to spit “in or on” any public building, park, sidewalk, or road. Offenders may be charged a fine of up to $2,500 and six months in prison.
5. Arkansas: Must pronounce state name correctly. Visitors beware: it is strictly prohibited to pronounce “Arkansas” incorrectly. Per the state Code, the only acceptable pronunciation is “in three (3) syllables, with the final ‘s’ silent, the ‘a’ in each syllable with the Italian sound, and the accent on the first and last syllables.”
6. California: No nuclear weapons, obviously. It is illegal to build, maintain, or use a nuclear weapon within Chico, California city limits. A law that began in the ‘80s as a serious anti-nuke statement has taken on a second life as an Internet joke, mainly due to the purported consequences: In addition to self-annihilation, the infraction also carries a $500 fine.
7. Colorado: No catapulting. Sure, you may be allowed to own a catapult in Aspen—but you better not try discharging it, buddy. Flaming arrows, alas, are also off limits.
8. Connecticut: Pickles must bounce. A pickle cannot be sold unless it bounces. According to a 1948 article, this law became a necessity after two scheming pickle packers tried to sell pickles “unfit for human consumption” on the sly.
9. Delaware: Strict trick-or-treating times enforced. To prevent “mischief of any sort,” children in the City of Rehoboth Beach may only go trick-or-treating between the hours of 6pm and 8pm on Halloween—UNLESS Halloween falls on a Sunday; in that case, “such going door to door and house to house for treats shall take place on the evening of October 30” instead.
10. Florida: No selling children. We know that kids can be annoying but please remember that in Florida it is a felony to sell your children. You’ve been warned.
11. Georgia: Can’t eat fried chicken with utensils. For chicken chompers in Gainesville, Georgia, “finger-lickin’” is not a suggestion—it is mandatory. Thanks to a 1961 law added to the city code as a publicity stunt, it is illegal to eat fried chicken in “the poultry capital of the world” with anything other than your fingers.

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9 hours ago According to a law made in 1924, it is illegal for donkeys to sleep in bathtubs. Good to know, right? It's not the only wackadoodle law that still exists in the States. The good folks over at Olivet Nazarene University put together an infographic of some of the most outrageous, confusing and downright weird legislation instilled around our

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7 hours ago 18. In 1336, Edward III of England passed a law to stop people getting fat. Obesity isn’t just a modern phenomenon. In 1336, Edward III of England got so sick of his chubby soldiers he passed laws to make them diet. In the law’s words, obesity made people â€⃜not able to aid themselves nor their liege Lord in time of need’.

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8 hours ago The law states that only the owner, pump operator or employee is allowed to pump the gas. In 2015, a bill was enacted to law to allow citizens living in less populated areas with less than 40,000 people to pump their own gas. A similar law also exists in New Jersey. Other controversial laws in the United States.

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6 hours ago Included below, as the title says, are strange but true laws that are still on the books. Some hail from municipalities, some are state, some federal. But all are funny! Hold on to your hats. 1. No Margarine In Wisconsin! Well, that’s at least how many websites will report it when talking about strange laws.

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3 hours ago As an American Lawyer in Bangkok, I often come across many strange laws, be they American, Thai, or any other nationality.For fun I decided to compile a list of some of the more eccentric laws from around the world. It should be noted that some of these laws if taken out of context may seem odd, but after a bit of explanation make more sense.

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2 hours ago The laws are (in brief) 1. That a robot may not harm a human or allow a human to come to harm through inaction, 2. That a robot must obey orders unless those orders conflict with the First Law, and 3. That a robot must protect its own existence unless that conflicts with the First or Second Law. Many of Asimov’s stories revolve around how the

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7 hours ago People 5 years ago. 34 Outdated Laws From Around The World. These laws may never have been enforced, or they could be so old that the laws in question and what they implied to, no longer exist. Even so, these laws are still legally valid, simply because no one’s repealed them. Most of these laws are so old, lawmakers probably aren’t even

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5 hours ago The town made it officially verboten in 1961 in an effort to establish their cred as the poultry capital of the world. In 2009, a 91-year-old woman, who was visiting for her birthday, was "arrested" as a practical joke for breaking the law. Local law enforcement sentenced her "to come back to Gainesville often and eat lots of Gainesville

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1 hours ago A Petrolia city rep says this unusual law simply aims to limit excessive noise between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., but according to Article 3, 772.3.6 on the town’s website, “Yelling, shouting, hooting, whistling or singing is prohibited at all times.”. Keep your enthusiasm to yourself, folks. Check out these 13 Strange U.S. Laws Canadians Should

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1. In seven U.S. states, according to their constitutions, atheists are barred from holding public office.
2. Sodomy is illegal, in general, in Idaho, Utah, Michigan, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. In these states, sodomy is only illegal for homosexuals: Montana, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
3. Interracial marriage was still illegal in Alabama in 2000.
4. Not until 2008 did the UN Security Council pass UN Security Council Resolution No. 1820 which declared rape and other forms of sexual violence a war crime, a crime against humanity, and a constitutive act with respect to genocide, arising from the conflict in the Balkans, in which violating women became a conspicuous weapon in the war.
5. Since 1986, US authorities have had the legal right to access any 180-day old email, without a warrant.
6. In Mobile, Alabama, it is against the law to throw confetti or spray silly string.
7. In Saudi Arabia, it is illegal for any woman to drive a car. Right now, it’s illegal for them to vote too. Apparently, it will become legal in 2015 (how sweet).
8. In Dubai, extramarital sex is against the law and could result in jail sentences for over a year. Which means that in rape cases, both the victim and the perpetrator could end up being charged with the same crime.
9. In Saudi Arabia, there is no minimum age for marriage. In 2008, a Saudi court refused an 8-year-old girl, who asked for a divorce from her 58-year-old husband.
10. In 29 states in the US it is legal to fire someone for being gay.

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2 hours ago 60 Weird Laws Around the World. Weird laws exist in many countries around the world. Getty. Every country is different, and every country's laws are different. Sometimes these laws border on the seriously ridiculous, and other times they point to important cultural values that might be different than your own.

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1 hours ago According to city law, you must be swathed in at least 16 yards of fabric before stepping out into public. Even in fashion forward New York City, there are laws concerning how a woman dresses. In the Big Apple, wearing clingy or body-hugging clothing carries a …

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4 hours ago In Britain, it is illegal to carry a plank along the pavement. 7. In Saudi Arabia, there is no minimum age for marriage. In 2008, a Saudi Arabia court refused to …

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6 hours ago 13 of 50. Illinois. If you're a culinary student in Illinois, and you're under 21, you can sip alcoholic beverages.. .you just have to spit them out after. REDA&CO Getty Images. 14

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7 hours ago This one isn't technically still on the books, but it juuuuuuuuust got changed. Thanks to a precocious 9-year-old boy, it's finally legal to throw snow balls in a Colorado town known for its snow. 11.

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1 hours ago A United States Federal law states one can be fine upto $1,000,000 for pertaking in the act of Genocide. Source: US Code TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 50A > § 1091 Link; A United States federal law makes it illegal to issue a fake Weather Bureau forecast. Source: 18 U.S.C. § 2074) Link Alabama; State code allows only 5 minutes for one to vote.

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4 hours ago “Buy one BEER for the price of TWO and receive a second BEER ABSOLUTELY FREE!!” 15. You cannot wear a hoodie in public in Dublin. This one isn’t just dumb but it also has some questionable implications and undertones. Yikes. 16. You cannot picnic on a graveyard. Respect the dead or the dead won’t respect you. 17.

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Just Now FLORIDA: People who own bars, restaurants, and other places where liquor is sold may be fined up to $1,000 if they participate in or permit any contest of "dwarf-tossing." Wolf of Wall Street

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Just Now Here are 15 funny, dumb, and crazy laws from around the world. 1. Most chewing gum is banned in Singapore. Since 1992, it’s been illegal to import or sell general chewing gum in Singapore. While the rule was partially repealed to allow gum specific for dental health, as well as nicotine gum sold through doctors or pharmacists, there are still

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6 hours ago 22 of 50. In Michigan you can't sell your vehicle on a Sunday. This law was enacted way back in 1953: It is unlawful to sell, trade or buy motor vehicles on a Sunday in Michigan due to

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5 hours ago The enforcement of this law comes under three separate and funny laws that still exist: The Licensing Act 1872 states a penalty for 'every person found drunk' in a licensed premises. A Policing Act from 1839 in British history forbids landlords from permitting drunkenness.

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4 hours ago Studying law is serious business. Whether you want to study A-Level Law or you’re ready to study at degree level, you’ll know the legal system is a complex web of rules and customs, all designed to maintain peace, order, and justice. On average, 33 new acts are passed every year and each one can lead to dozens of new laws. And they all work to create equilibrium.

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5 hours ago Another law from the Metropolitan Police Act, it is an offence to carry a plank on the sidewalk. This Act also includes flying kites on the street and sliding on ice on the sidewalk. Well there are some stupid laws from the United Kingdom I can proudly say I have broken four of the laws above! If you know of any more please leave them in a comment!

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7 hours ago Laws are in place to make sure society continues to run smoothly. Sometimes though, laws can get a bit out of hand, weird even. Here are 42 crazy laws from around the world.

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6 hours ago Points: 2 points Website. One of the most affordable law schools in the country is housed at the University of the District of Columbia. UDC David A. Clarke School of Law is committed to the public interest and has a strong community service program that sees D.C. residents receive about 100,000 hours of legal services.

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6 hours ago 1) Door knocking. Seen by many as a harmless (if annoying) children’s game, knocking on someone’s door and running away is actually illegal under the 1839 law. It …

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5 hours ago The law is slated to take effect Monday along with more than 350 other new state laws. For copyright information, check with the distributor …

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9 hours ago Steve Blackburn, General Manager of The London Dungeon, said: '800 years ago the Magna Carta enshrined the principles of common law, and since then, thousands of laws have been passed for the

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Just Now FILE - Attorneys and staff associated with a federal trial of pharmacies, CVS, Walgreens, Giant Eagle and Walmart leave the Carl B. Stokes Federal Courthouse in Cleveland, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.

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7 hours ago CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia plans to crack down on online advertisers targeting children by making social media platforms seek parental consent for …

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1 hours ago Letter: Thoughts. Nov 30, 2021. Nov 30, 2021. Some states are changing voting laws to enhance their party. "Wrong." There should be only one law to cover the U.S. and all its holdings, that a

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9 hours ago The town of Uxbridge, Ont., has strict limits regarding Internet speed. In fact, a local law limits internet speed to 56k; anything faster, and you're a criminal! The 56k speed, by the way, was the average back in the mid-1990s, when dial-up modems were all the rage and the concept of WiFi was pure science fiction — so let's assume that Uxbridge is crawling with …

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9 hours ago BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Jury deliberations resumed for a second day Wednesday in the trial of three white men charged with chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery after the 25-year-old Black

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8 hours ago Strange Law 18: In Norco, California, it is illegal to grow oleander flowers. Strange Law 19: In Long Beach, California, it is illegal to curse on a mini-golf course. Strange Law 20: In Blythe, California, it is illegal to wear cowboy boots unless you own two or more cows. When reading these laws, you have to wonder what happened to get them

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5 hours ago Education groups short on signatures in tax-cut referendum Education advocates did not collect enough valid signatures to give voters a chance to repeal …

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3 hours ago 21 bizarre laws that still exist in the UK. WHEN YOU’RE A COUNTRY AS OLD AS THE United Kingdom, you’ve got a long legal history. And this means that there will be some pretty strange laws on the books that, for some reason, were never repealed. The UK is especially old, so there are some pretty weird laws on the books.

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4 hours ago TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The deadline to get state-mandated training to run a marijuana dispensary or similar business in Arizona as part of …

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9 hours ago An 18-year-old is considered to have good enough judgment to vote for the president, run for some local elected offices, join the military and handle multi-million-dollar pieces of equipment, drive a car, get a job and live independently. An 18-year-old is considered adult enough to be sent to prison or be executed because of a crime.

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7 hours ago >In fact New York has a very low firearm fatality rate, less than five per hundred thousand. This is likely due to law enforcement and limited number of guns. >Vermont, next door, on the other hand has a firearm mortality rate comparable to Texas. 10/23/2019 - Vermont reported the 3rd lowest murder rate (1.8) compared to other states.

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