Weird U.S. Laws by Winter ProsapioWeird U.S. Laws by Winter Prosapio

Weird U.S. Laws

byWinter Prosapio, Lisa Wojna

Paperback | September 1, 2012

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Curious about what you can and can't do across the continental U.S.? Don't eventhink about putting salt on a railroad track in Alabama; you could be arrested andsentenced to die. And ladies, it's illegal for married women in Florida to parachute onSundays. Read about more of these strange and wacky laws in Weird U.S. Laws:. In Memphis, you aren't allowed to share your pie nor can you take home anyleftover pie. Motorists in Alabama are prohibited from driving their vehicles while blindfolded. Oregon banned self-serve gas bars in 1951, so it is illegal for anyone to pump gasinto a car in that state, although motorcycles and boats are exempt. Talk about courtesy patrol: in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, a police officer who suspectsa couple is having sex in a vehicle must honk the patrol car horn threetimes and wait two minutes before approaching the vehicle. In Carver County, Minnesota, airplanes, hot air balloons or any other flying apparatusaren't allowed to take off or land in public parks; shooting off toy rocketsis also against law. Bad news for the hairy: in Omaha, Nebraska, a man is not allowed to "runaround" with his chest shaved. Keep that car on the road in Quitman, Georgia, because it's illegal for cars todrive on sidewalks. Oddly, it's also illegal for chickens to cross the road!. Resist that music! In New Hampshire, patrons in bars are not permitted to taptheir feet to the music. In Arkansas you can't keep your alligator, or alligators as the case may be, in yourbathtub. In Washington State, it's against the law to use "X-ray, fluoroscopic or otherequipment or apparatus employing roentgen rays" to fit that perfect shoe; theonly people allowed to view the bones in your feet are licensed health practitioners. Since 1919 in Michigan, it has been illegal for anyone to kill an animal by electrocutionor by using a high altitude decompression chamber. If you plan to tie your elephant to a parking meter in Florida, you must pay thefee as you would for any vehicle.And so many more!
Winter Prosapio is a humor columnist, freelance writer and media relations expert who has extensive experience working for Fortune 500 companies and nonprofit organizations. Her regular humor column appears in the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitlung, which was the first German newspaper in Texas and was established in 1852. Winter has also ...
Title:Weird U.S. LawsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 1 inPublished:September 1, 2012Publisher:Blue Bike BooksLanguage:English

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