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Old 08-05-2013, 07:57 PM   #1
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As you know, I'm from Germany and traveling with pleasure in this beautiful big country: USA.

But: are they real? Strange Laws in the United States. In some travel guides available, for example, to Georgia: ass must not be kept in the bathtub. Or Tennessee: it is illegal to shoot from a vehicle Wildlife. Exception: Wales ...

Who knows what to do? Is it a joke or is there actually such laws?


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There are some strange laws still on the books in some States. I wouldn't worry too much about them. We don't .
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I am not worried. I to find it funny...


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Old 08-05-2013, 08:06 PM   #4
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I do too.
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As you know, I'm from Germany and traveling with pleasure in this beautiful big country: USA.

But: are they real? Strange Laws in the United States. In some travel guides available, for example, to Georgia: ass must not be kept in the bathtub. Or Tennessee: it is illegal to shoot from a vehicle Wildlife. Exception: Wales ...

Who knows what to do? Is it a joke or is there actually such laws?


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I don't know for sure about your specific examples, but it wouldn't surprise me if they were true. Many laws are left over from times long past and never revisited.

I seem to remember one that said 'It shall be unlawful to parade past the courthouse in a ridiculous manner'.

I'm surprised, given Germany's long history, that there aren't some old obsolete laws still on the books that would appear ridiculous to us today.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:29 PM   #6
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What do you know, there is a website dedicated to dumb laws, AND they have a section on Germany. Our dumb laws are WAY dumber than yours.

In my home state of NC, it is apparently illegal to plow a cotton field with an elephant. Great... Anyone want to buy a lightly used elephant, or trade it for a rhinoceros that will pull a plow?
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:36 PM   #7
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Walter:

If you think the US is odd, don't go to England. They are much more odd, many laws dating back to the 1600s. As an example, it's not illegal (indecent exposure) for men to pee on the left rear wheel of a vehicle. You'll see lots of tour buses stopped on the side of the road with a line-up of men waiting to take a leak.

This (as so many other weird laws) dates back to Victorian times. On the procession celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Queen's coronation, the postillion on the left rear position above the back wheel of the Royal coach forgot to go potty before the procession started. Since the procession lasted over 8 hours, he had serious bladder problems which eventually resulted in his death from peritonitis. The queen got a law passed to allow any man to pee on the left rear wheel of a vehicle without penalty.

There are thousands of other silly laws still on the books in England that date back into the 1600s and it's the same in the US with laws passed in various states to solve local issues that no longer exist.
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As you know, I'm from Germany and traveling with pleasure in this beautiful big country: USA.

But: are they real? Strange Laws in the United States. In some travel guides available, for example, to Georgia: ass must not be kept in the bathtub. Or Tennessee: it is illegal to shoot from a vehicle Wildlife. Exception: Wales ...

Who knows what to do? Is it a joke or is there actually such laws?


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Hi Walter.

We have been to Germany twice. We really enjoyed out time there and hope to return some day. It looks like you are enjoying yourself here and having a good time.

Yes, we have some laws that are downright funny. Some are not so funny.... Regardless, we change the laws so often that we forget the ones that are already out there and they do get out of touch with reality sometimes.

I forgot where the law was passed, but I heard of some place that recently passed a law that made it illegal to fart in public... Man, I would be in jail all the time...

Enjoy your stay.
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Back when cars were a new invention, one state reportedly had a law that stated "if two cars come to an intersection, both shall stop, and neither may proceed until the other has passed".
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[Quote]I forgot where the law was passed, but I heard of some place that recently passed a law that made it illegal to fart in public... Man, I would be in jail all the time...[Unquote]

Try the SBD method.
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There are a lot of really dumb laws still on the books and most date back 500, 100 years and more. At the time they were passed, they did make some sense.

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no matter where you live the is illegal to shoot from a vehicle at Wildlife should be a no no any where
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no matter where you live the is illegal to shoot from a vehicle at Wildlife should be a no no any where

Define 'vehicle'.
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In Rochester, Michigan anyone bathing in public must have his or her bathing suit inspected by a police officer.
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