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demet örs

on 17 March 2014

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Law is a system of rules a society sets to maintain order and protect harm to persons and property. Such systems are ancient, dating back at least to the Code of Hammurabi, written by an ancient Babylonian king around 1760 BC. Today, most countries have tens or hundreds of thousands of pages of laws. They are enforced by the police, supported by the court and prison systems. Laws are written by legislators, such as senators or congressmen. They are generally good for society.
Some laws are so bizarre or dumb that you question whether they are real. In some cases these laws have been on the books for years, but life has changed so much that it seems as if certain laws need to be stricken from the books. At times it's seeing a sign or a hearing of a local regulation that gives cause to wonder. In many states there are laws still in effect that ban something no sane person would ever do.
In Missouri, It is Illegal To Drive With An Uncaged Bear (Caged Bears Are OK)
In Maine, It's Illegal To Have Christmas Decorations Up After Jan. 14
In New Jersey, It is Illegal To Wear A Bulletproof Vest While Committing A Murder
In Nevada, It Is Illegal For A Man To Buy Drinks For More Than Three People At A Time
In Wisconsin, It Is Illegal To Serve Butter Substitues In State Prisons
In New Jersey, Once Convicted Of Drunk Driving You May Never Again Have Personalized Plates
In North Dakota, Beer And Pretzels Cannot Be Served At The Same Time In Any Bar Or Restaurant
In Alaska, Waking A Sleeping Bear For A Photo Opportunity Is Strictly Forbidden
In Connecticut, A Pickle Is Not Officially A Pickle Unless It Bounces
In South Carolina, You Must Be 18 Years Of Age To Play A Pinball Machine
In Michigan, Anyone Over Age 12 May Own A Hand Gun As Long As He/She Has Not Committed A Felony
In Idaho, It Is Illegal For A Man To Give His Sweetheart A Box Of Candy Weighing More Than 50 lbs
In North Carolina, Bingo Games Can't Last More Than Five Hours
In Connecticut, It's Illegal To Walk Across A Street On Your Hands
In Louisiana, There Is A $500 Fine For Instructing A Pizza Delivery Man To Deliver Pizza To A Friend Unknowingly
In Ohio, It Is Illegal To Get A Fish Drunk
In Iowa, if you're a one armed piano player, you must perform for free.

In some parts of Mississippi, you're not allowed to shave in the center of the main street.
In Marian, Ohio, don't walk backwards on a city street while eating doughnuts.
You are required to bathe on Saturdays in Barre, Vermont.
At last we can say that these ridiculous laws were made in the past because people did these stupid actions. For example, maybe in Missouri a man drove the car with an uncaged bear in the past and legislator made a law to prevent this situation.
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