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Postby einstein » Tue Sep 09, 2003 2:50 pm

If u have never been to dumblaws.com its time you did...

Here is a small selection of ones that i enjoyed....

From Chico, California: "Detonating a nuclear device within the city limits results in a $500 fine."

I thought that fine was a bit hefty... u know for killing a few million people?! and also the town shares a name with one of the community members.

From Hollywood, California: "It is illegal to drive more than two thousand sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time. "

You have to wonder what made this law necessary?!

From English Law: "It is illegal to be drunk on Licensed Premises (in a pub or bar)."

Hmmm...

From New Hampshire State Law: "You may not tap your feet, nod your head, or in any way keep time to the music in a tavern, restaurant, or cafe. " and "On Sundays citizens may not relieve themselves while looking up."

Wonder what genius signed that into law?

From White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire: "If a person is caught raking the beaches, picking up litter, hauling away trash, building a bench for the park, or many other kind things without a permit, he/she may be fined $150 for ''maintaining the national forest without a permit''. "

Could you imagine the nerve of picking up litter for them?!?!?

There are many many amusing laws on the site..... you might learn something about where you live...

Apparently, in Scotland (where i stay) if someone comes to my door looking to use the commode (toilet) it is illegal for me to say no.....

Oh well..... *knock*knock* ... I gotta go...
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Postby poortwistedme » Tue Sep 09, 2003 3:10 pm

And in Alabama its illegal to have a fish as a friend if its drunk.

(Edited by poortwistedme at 5:10 pm on Sep. 9, 2003)
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Postby Hektik sniper » Tue Sep 09, 2003 3:20 pm

heh, we have had many a laugh on #uplink about this
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Postby einstein » Tue Sep 09, 2003 3:22 pm

also part of the dumb network, there is like dumb criminals... some people are really stupid... very funny reading...

and if u learn from their mistakes you might eventually manage to rob a bank without using your own bank statement as paper for the note (the most repeated story on dumbcriminalacts.com)
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Postby ToRmEnToR » Tue Sep 09, 2003 3:34 pm

now this is real dumb...

A recently passed anticrime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed.


its texas, what did you expect :\
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Postby ToRmEnToR » Tue Sep 09, 2003 3:39 pm

lol, from canada (though i do like some dumb rules it has, and  not all are dumb)

It is illegal to pretend to practice witchcraft.
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Postby Ferusio » Tue Sep 09, 2003 5:33 pm

Paris

An ashtray is considered to be a deadly weapon.

Indded...

/me ganders over to my large and extensive collection of ashtrays.


(Edited by Ferusio at 3:04 pm on Sep. 10, 2003)
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Postby Agent Rebellion » Tue Sep 09, 2003 5:56 pm

The one about being drunk on licensed premises being illegal. sad, but true. Tipsy is allowed and they choose to ignore drunks, unless they are vomiting.
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Postby Ziimac » Tue Sep 09, 2003 6:43 pm

I was on that a long time ago an remember these two:

From MA, USA

woman shall not be on top of sexual activites.

oral sex is illegal.


Here is one from the funny signs:

Don't laugh at the Indians.
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Postby Darksun » Tue Sep 09, 2003 8:24 pm

Quote: from Ferusio on 5:33 pm on Sep. 9, 2003[br]Paris

An ashtray is considered to be a deadly weapon.

Indded...

/me ganders over to my large and extensive collection of ashtrays. :biggrin:


Hmmm, wasn't there a storyline in Eastenders where an ashtray was used as a murder weapon?
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Postby Adriac » Tue Sep 09, 2003 8:27 pm

In Massachusetts (my home state) you need a license to wear a goatee - not any other kind of facial hair, mind, but a goatee needs to be licensed. Also, just in case anyone's thinking of a little New England holiday, it's important to remember that it's illegal to curb an elephant.
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Postby DuctMasta » Wed Sep 10, 2003 3:44 am

I dont know about the rest of you, but some of those laws are a little too farfetched for me.  Like in Idaho, where I'm from, its illegal to fish from the top of  a giraffe.  Thats a little extreme.
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Postby Adriac » Wed Sep 10, 2003 4:10 am

It wouldn't be funny if it wasn't true...
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Postby Ziimac » Wed Sep 10, 2003 1:01 pm

More from MA:

It is illegal to take a bath without a prescription...

Its is illegal to go to bed without taking a bath...

Jeez.
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Postby Ferusio » Wed Sep 10, 2003 2:04 pm

Quote: from Darksun on 9:24 pm on Sep. 9, 2003[br]
Quote: from Ferusio on 5:33 pm on Sep. 9, 2003[br]Paris

An ashtray is considered to be a deadly weapon.

Indded...

/me ganders over to my large and extensive collection of ashtrays. :biggrin:


Hmmm, wasn't there a storyline in Eastenders where an ashtray was used as a murder weapon?


I don't watch EastEnders so I wouldn't know. I have taken the liberty of removing the big grin, however.
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