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Strangest US Laws 



  •   It is illegal to tease skunks.
  •   Every man in Brainerd is required by law to grow a beard.
? Michigan: 
  •   A state law stipulates that a woman's hair legally belongs to her husband.
  •   Under state law, dentists are officially classified as "mechanics."
  •   In Clawson, it is legal for a man to "sleep with his pigs, cows,horses, goats, and chickens."
? New York: 
  •   In Saten Island, it is illegal for a father to call his son a faggot or queer in an effort to curb girlie behavior.
  •   In NYC, "it is disorderly conduct for one man to greet another on the street by placing the end of his thumb against the tip of his nose and wiggling the extended fingers of that hand."
? North Carolina: 
  •   It is illegal to have sex in a Churchyard.
  •   It is illegal to make love on the floor of a hotel room between   two double beds.
? Oklahoma: 
  • Whale hunting is strictly forbidden.
  •   People who make "ugly faces" at dogs may be fined and/or jailed.
? Ohio: 
  •   In Columbus, it is illegal for stores to sell corn flakes on Sunday.
  •   In Oxford, it is illegal for a woman to disrobe in front of a   man's picture.
  •   In Youngstown, it is illegal to run out of gas.
? Oregon: 
  •   The town of Hood River prohibits the act of juggling without a license.
? Montana: 
  •   In Whitehall, it is illegal to operate a vehicle with ice picks attached to the wheels.
  •   It is a felony for a wife to open her husband's mail.
? Nebraska: 
  •   If a child burps during a church service in Omaha, his or her parents may be arrested.
  •   It is illegal for a mother to give her daughter a perm without a state license.
? Florida: 
  •   Unmarried women who parachute on Sunday's will be jailed.
? Georgia: 
  •   In Quitman, it is illegal for a chicken to cross the road.
  •   In Columbus, it is illegal to sit on one's porch in an indecent position.
? Pennsylvania: 
  •   "Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass. If the horses appear skittish, the motorist must take his car apart piece by piece, and hide it under the nearest bushes."
??? Tennessee: 
  •   It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.
  •   In Dyersburg, it is illegal for a woman to call a man for a date.
  •   In Memphis, it is illegal for a woman to drive by herself; "a man must walk or run in front of the vehicle, waving a red flag in order to warn approaching pedestrians and motorists."
? Texas: 
  •   The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned because it contains   a formula for making beer at home.
  •   -It is illegal to milk another person's cow.
  •   A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife in his presence.
? Virginia: 
  •   In Richmond, it is illegal to flip a coin in any eating establishment to determine who buys a cup of coffee.
  •   In Lebanon, it is illegal to kick your wife out of bed.
? Vermont: 
  •   It is illegal to deny the existence of God.
  •   It is illegal to whistle underwater.
  •   Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wearfalse teeth.

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