Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

OK.  I don’t usually pick laws that I can’t find at least SOME documentation on, but I liked this one so much I thought I’d tell  you what it was, do a little bit of speculation, and then open it up to you for interpretation, dissection, and conversation.  So don’t be shy this time, folks.  […]

And no, it wasn’t  because he had “Rio” stuck in his head for two weeks straight.  In 2000, a Los Angeles man sued Duran Duran because the band’s website had displayed his phone number to call for tickets and merchandise.  Cornell Zachary (one of those guys with two first names, or a first name for […]

Well this is the one you’ve all been waiting for. Indecent Exposure! While not so much strange as it is funny that it had to be made into a law, it covers just about everything that deals with sex that you would think of outside of hugging and kissing. No intercourse, no sexual conduct, no […]

The boardwalk is always such a nice place to relax on a sunny day, but don’t get caught sleeping on a bench there, especially in Delaware. Not only is it illegal to sleep on the benches, it’s also illegal to pretend that you’re sleeping. The full text says “No person shall sleep, lie or occupy […]

Oregon sure had a lot of crazy laws, but this one struck me as the strangest. It is unlawful to be associated with a horse tripping event or a bear wrestling exhibition. Does that sound as unorthodox to you as it does to me? This isn’t even a part of some overarching “no animal cruelty” […]

So you’re living in Nebraska and you want to get married. Great. You and your fiancee are at least seventeen. Good so far. Oh, wait a second, one of you already has AIDS. Sorry, you can’t get married now, at least not in Nebraska. That’s right, if you have a venereal disease you can’t marry […]

Prison is obviously supposed to be horrible, we can all agree on that. You have almost no rights, certainly no privileges, and no escape. Some people might consider dying as a better option than to continue living in the can. The only thing is, if you’re a prisoner in Louisiana and you inflict any harm […]

“I’m just on my way to the 16th century fashion ball, officer.” This law is going to sound really ridiculous but has a good reason for being passed. In North Carolina, if you are at least 16 years old, you are not allowed to hold a meeting on private property wearing a mask or anything […]

Religion has been the most controversial topic across all of mankind’s history. There are so many varying views on all the deities that whole wars have been fought over and for them. This law is doing its best to try and lower the amount of religious  confrontations as much as possible. In Mississippi, it is […]

Imagine if you will: You’re walking down a back alley taking a shortcut home from the grocery store because it’s getting dark. A mugger comes up to you, demands you give him all your money and points his… pillow at you? That’s right, in Germany, pillows are considered “passive” weapons. I’m curious what passive means […]