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Crazy Laws

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Krysten Howell

on 3 March 2011

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Crazy Laws in the United States There are some crazy and absurd laws in the United States. There are probably some laws you have never even heard of. I am about to inform you of some of these crazy laws. Introduction I. Some laws in the states are absolutley ridiculous. We have a general idea of what is not legal in our states, most of it is common sense or simply what we have learned over the years of what is expected or acceptable. II. Most of these laws are enforced while some are not. We all know people don't ride elephants within city limits, but still in one state it is required that you tie your elephant up where you would park a car and that you must pay, like putting money in a meter to keep the animal there. III. Have you ever wondered what crazy laws are in effect in your state? Well you will! IV. It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing, in Texas. Now whether you are in Texas or Pennsylvania, we all know people stand and drink beer all the time. I am guilty of it! V. Funny story, I once was pulled over for driving without my lights on, but it was still light outside. It may have been 5:30 or 6 pm on a summer night. The officer said that it is a Pennsylvania law that you need to have your lights on at dusk. I than asked the officer, "Well what time do they consider dusk?" Because I still considered it light out, he than said he wasn't sure the law didn't state the time, just that it was dusk. So in the end because he couldn't tell me what time dusk was he let me go. VI. You are about to find out about three states and their absurd laws. Also a little bit of history of laws. Body I. Pennsylvania A. 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. B. It is illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors. Now personally I have never heard of these laws, nor pulled off the road and covered my car with a canvas for some horses. Now lets look at California. II. California A. You must obtain a permit from the sheriff to be a cross dresser. B. It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale. Now I'm not really sure how you will pull off shooting a whale while driving, but I suppose anything is possible. Now let's find out about some of the laws in New York. III. New York A. Man boobs are illegal. If you have man boobs you need to wear a "bro". B. During a concert, it is illegal to eat peanuts and walk backwards on the sidewalks. You have now heard some of the crazy laws in some of the most popular states in the United States. Now lets learn about the history behind some of America's earliest laws. VI. History of Law A. Law was developed before history was recorded, during the age of the ancient Egyptains and Babylonians. B. Law was discovered, not invented. C. In 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed. "We hold these truths to be self- evident, that all men are created equal, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." D. The Civil Rights Act of 1866- "all persons shall have the same rights.. to make and enforce contracts, to sue, to parties, give evidence, and to the full and equal benefits of all laws..." E. Equal Pay Act of 1963 was established. It prohibits sex-based pay differentials on jobs. F. Civil Rights Acts of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination. G. In 1990 the Americans with disabilities act was passed. H. These are just a few of the tremendous milestones in law making history. Conclusion I. Summary A. As you know now some crazy laws have been passed, not everyone follows them but they do exist. B. You should always keep yourself aware of these laws, because you never know. You don't want to break one of these crazy laws; you'll find yourself spending the night in a cold jail cell. II. Closing Statement A. I hope you learned some things about this interesting topic. Hopefully it even made you crack a smile. B. Don't get caught sleeping on your refrigerator. Documentation http://www.dumblaws.com/laws/united-states/



A Krysten Howell production Im suprised this isn't illegal.
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