To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
~William Henry Channing

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Things You Might Want to Know

Or not.

We have some crazy laws on the books here in the US.
Did you know that in Idaho it is illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of chocolates that weighs less than fifty pounds?

My favorite law in Alabama...it is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church. Wouldn't you love to know the story behind that one?

And who decided that this law was needed...it's illegal to get a fish drunk in Ohio.

Here's one from Maine that I don't think is really all that unreasonable. It's illegal to have Christmas decoration up past January 14th.

Ballerinas may want to be careful in Connecticut. It is against the law to pirouette while crossing the street. And in Hartford it's illegal to kiss your wife on a Sunday.

Sounds like people are crazy everywhere else doesn't it? Well, here are a few gems from the Florida law books.

In Sarasota it is illegal to sing in public while wearing a swim suit.

Unmarried women may not parachute on a Sunday. If caught she could be arrested, fined and/or jailed.

Miami will not allow you to imitate an animal or men to wear any kind of strapless gown. (Whew! Can you imagine a man pretending to be an aardvark while wearing a strapless evening gown?)

You may want to be careful with your menu planning...it's illegal to pass gas after 6 pm on Thursday so I'd avoid the 15 bean soup that day. Oh, don't have the cottage cheese after six in Tampa Bay on a Sunday either.

And in Pensacola it is illegal to roll a barrel on any street and the fines go up according to what's in the barrel. A Pensacola woman can be also be fined (only after dying) if she is electrocuted in a bath tub while using a blow dryer or other self beautification utensils.

You can check out a more extensive list of actual stupid laws here.

4 comments:

Roni said...

Well, you got a hearty laugh out of me!:) That is some funny stuff. Can fish really get drunk?

Marty said...

How would you even know if a fish were drunk?
I think what is most amusing to me is wondering what the back story is on these kinds of laws?

iarepilotswife said...

I think it had something to do with prohibition. Thousands of gallons of alcohol were dumped into rivers and streams, making fish drunk and very easy to catch, which spurred on more dumping parties...

Or something like that.

I don't really know everything. I'm just really good at Google.
:)

Marty said...

Aha, that makes sense...sort of. I wonder if you got tipsy eating a drunk fish?
:-)