Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Imagine if you will: You’re in Texas, you’ve been evicted, you have no place to go and you’re starving. Ignoring the last scrap of dignity you have left, you try to eat your neighbor’s trash rather than stealing food. In doing so, the neighbor calls the cops and has you arrested for eating his trash […]

Who knew the fine people of Wells, Maine were so particular about their graveyards? Wells has a law that states “Advertisements May not be placed in Cemeteries”  100-4 PROHIBITED ACTS (amended 11-2-93).  Here is the full ext of the law: A.  The following acts are violations of this chapter: (1) [Amended 4-7-2001] The willful disfigurement, […]

Some laws are just laws.  Don’t kill people.  Don’t steal cars.  Or police cars.  Don’t deface property.  Don’t not pay your taxes.  But, with the Halloween season fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to find some laws that are specifically related to Halloween. Some are kind of boring, like in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware […]

Just in case you were planning one, it is illegal to cause a catastrophe in Utah.  Just in case you don’t believe me, here is the full text of the law, courtesy of 76-6-105 Causing a catastrophe.  (1) Any person who by explosion, fire, flood, avalanche, collapse of a building, release of a poison […]

This is not new news, but it bears repeating.  Hegang, Northern China resident Jian Feng was married to a pretty girl.  Things were going well. They got pregnant, and a baby girl was born.  It wasn’t, as it turns out, a beautiful baby girl.  In fact, she was really ugly.  Jian didn’t understand it.  He […]