Column Chronicles
Strange laws, continued
Frank Cotolo
June 21, 2018
Every civilized country can show you laws on the books that seem weird. Most of the weird laws in cities have origins no one seems to recall but they remain enforceable. Over the decades I have collected many of these laws and here are some from the U.S.A. that I have not written about previously.
In Five Forks, Alabama, no one is allowed to wear a helmet at a restaurant if ordering fried chicken.
It is illegal in Fisty, Kentucky to "skip to ma-loo" on a dirt road that leads to a church or graveyard.
Happy Jack, Louisiana, will fine anyone driving a car with a parrot in the backseat.
Dickey, Maine, prohibits the use of bicycles with wings.
Ordained priests cannot purchase cabbage on Saturdays in Cheeseville, Wisconsin.
Under penalty of two weeks in jail and $3,087.50, no adult (defined as any living human 21 years or older) may perforate any article of clothing for spiritual purposes in Medicine Knoll Creek, South Dakota.
It is illegal to dance in public with anyone under 145 pounds on Tuesdays in Sheds, New York.
Aho, North Carolina, prohibits college students from visiting their parents every other Sunday on months beginning with the letter "A."
No one can sell a penguin in Corpse Pond, Michigan, without a permit.
There are numerous fines for tickling a mailman in Garfield, Idaho.
Roachtown, Illinois cannot elect a mayor who is from a Cesarean birth.
Twins cannot talk in unison in public during evening hours in Alloy, West Virginia.
In Crab Orchard, Virginia, anyone with an Internet password using the name of a reptile is subject to a 10-percent user's fee.
It is illegal to purposely shout a pet's name in public in Echo, Utah, in Echo, Utah.
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