-- And you thought Ally tried weird cases! Most of the following laws were only noticed because cases based on them were brought to trial... I included MA laws (since they would affect the "Ally" inhabitants the most), and several others I just couldn't resist... Enjoy!
It is illegal to put tomatoes in clam chowder.
The law states that all dogs must have their hind legs tied for the month of April.
It is illegal to deliver diapers on Sunday.
It is against the law to cool one's feet by hanging them out the window.
It is illegal to eat peanuts in court.
It is illegal for anyone at a wake to eat more than three sandwiches.
It is against the law for taxi drivers to make love in the front seat during their shift.
It is illegal to kiss in front of a church.
Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked in Massachusetts.
All PDAs (Public Displays of Affection) are illegal on Sunday.
In Boston, it is illegal to take a bath unless one has been ordered to by a physician.
It is unlawful to eat fried chicken while walking down the sidewalk in places like Nebraska and Oklahoma, or to eat soup with a fork and suck up spaghetti strand by strand in New York, or to chew the ice in your drink in other places, or to add ketchup to baked beans in Boston.
It is illegal to take loins to the theatre.
It is legal to allow one's livestock to graze on public grounds except on Sunday.
Boston -- it is illegal to have frog-jumping contests within the city limits. (sorry, John!)
Boston -- it is against the law to take more than 2 baths a month.
Fitchburg -- it is illegal for barbers to carry combs in the back of their ears.
Holyoke -- it is against the law to water your lawn when it is raining.
MI - According to law, if a man and wife kiss on Sunday, the guilty party shall be punished.
Coed public bathrooms are allowed in airports, theatres, concerts, and other places. A woman can use the men's room if there is a line more than three deep outside the women's.
Females are forbidden from doing their own hair without being licensed by the state in Ohio.
Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown in Florida.
In Iowa, kisses may last for as much as, but no more than, five minutes.
Biting someone with your natural teeth is "simple assault," while biting someone with your false teeth is "aggravated assault" in Louisiana.
In PA, it's against the law to sing in the bathtub. If you want to sing, you must turn on the shower and drain the water out of the tub first.
In Little Rock, Arkansas, dogs mustn't bark after 6 pm.
In NJ, it's expressly forbidden to slurp your soup in a public eating place.
In KS, it's illegal to wash your dentures in a public drinking fountain.
In Atlanta, GA, it's against the law to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole.
There is still a law in NYC that makes it illegal for women to smoke in public.
My favourite! --> A transportation law in Texas: if two trains meet, both must stop and neither must start up again until the other has gone.
If a man and a woman who aren't married go to a hotel/motel and register themselves as married then, according to state law, they are legally married.
NC -- All couples staying overnight in a hotel must have a room with double beds that are at least two feet apart.
-- How's that for *weird*? I'll be adding more soon... Thanks Tess, Jessa and our Heinemann-ELT English textbooks! ;-)