Monday, April 27th, 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 […]

“That humpback owes us money!” This next law is not only weird, but also physically impossible to break. Apparently, it is illegal to shoot any animal from your car in Tennessee, unless it’s a whale. Now I don’t think that’s a euphemism for an overweight person, but whales also don’t live in Tennessee being that […]

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, […]

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 […]

One time my husband told me that our friend Jefferson was going to bring over some venison that he’d marinated.  They were going to grill it, and it was going to be delicious.  I’d never eaten venison, and I’d been watching a lot of Food Network, so I said, “Why not?” As it turns out, […]