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        05-22-2014, 09:46 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    XD These are hilarious
         
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        05-22-2014, 10:00 PM
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    Showing
    For many years in Wpg, one of the early commercial districts had one sign on the street "It is illegal to expectorate on the street". I couldn't help but wonder how many knew the meaning of expectorate.
         
        05-23-2014, 04:13 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    In Oregon:

    Babies may not be carried on the running boards of a car.

    Ice cream may not be eaten on Sundays. (guilty)

    It’s illegal to walk down a sidewalk and knock a snakes head off with your cane.

    One may not test their physical endurance while driving a car on a highway.

    In Portland - People may not whistle underwater.

    In Marion - Ministers are forbidden from eating garlic or onions before delivering a sermon (maybe a good idea!)
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        05-26-2014, 01:41 PM
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    Trained
    May not seem so weird to American folk but in Australia [where capital punishment is outlawed] the maximum penalty for horse theft is hanging.

    So we aren't allowed to kill people for their crimes but we are allowed to hang a horse thief? Alrighty then.

    [nobody has actually been executed in a long time, maximum penalty isn't often handed out and horse theft is just one of those things they haven't bothered updating]
         
        05-28-2014, 01:16 AM
      #15
    Showing
    Pony, there was a time people relied heavily on their horses just to survive.
         
        06-04-2014, 08:24 AM
      #16
    Trained
    I understand that Saddlebag and I sure as heck would push for maximum penalty if someone stole my horse, I just don't think it makes sense that the maximum penalty is STILL technically death when we don't execute rapists or murderers.
         
        06-04-2014, 09:21 AM
      #17
    Weanling
    Often, myths about crazy laws are just that. Still, I can imagine many of these laws exist. It is always easier for legislators to pass a law than to try to explain to supporters why such a law would not be practical. This happens quite often these days frequently adding to the cost of products we use. And legislators seldom spend time removing laws from the books that aren't being enforced anyway.

    It would be interesting to see what would happen if a prisoner asked to be given a horse and rifle when released in Manatoba. It might be worth getting arrested there.
         
        06-04-2014, 10:39 PM
      #18
    Showing
    Repealing a law is an expensive long drawn out process.
         
        06-04-2014, 10:59 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    Kansas, last I knew;
    If you are going to drive a car into town, you have to call 30 minutes in advance so people can be sure to have their horses tethered securely.
    If you are driving and come across a horse and rider, you are to drive your car into the ditch and cover it with branches, whatever, until the horse is passed.
         
        06-05-2014, 01:41 AM
      #20
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by KsKatt    
    Kansas, last I knew;
    If you are going to drive a car into town, you have to call 30 minutes in advance so people can be sure to have their horses tethered securely.
    If you are driving and come across a horse and rider, you are to drive your car into the ditch and cover it with branches, whatever, until the horse is passed.
    I remember your second example being mentioned in the newspaper when I lived in Kansas. There was another mentioned that said: if you ride your horse after dark you had to affix a lantern to its tail.
         

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