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Dumb & Stupid Laws in New York

Categories: Laws
Added: Thu Feb 19 07:00:00 +0000 2004Views: 17,663
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  • The penalty for jumping off a building is death.

  • Slippers are not to be worn after 10:00 P.M.

  • A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. This old law specifically prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking “at a woman in that way.” A second conviction for a crime of this magnitude calls for the violating male to be forced to wear a “pair of horse-blinders” wherever and whenever he goes outside for a stroll.

  • A person may not walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in his/her pocket.

  • While riding in an elevator, one must talk to no one, and fold his hands while looking toward the door.

  • A license must be purchased before hanging clothes on a clothesline.

  • It is against the law to throw a ball at someone’s head for fun.

    Carmel
  • A man can’t go outside while wearing a jacket and pants that do not match.

    Greene
  • During a concert, it is illegal to eat peanuts and walk backwards on the sidewalks.

    New York
  • You may not smoke within 100 feet of the entrance to a public building.

  • Citizens may not greet each other by “putting one’s thumb to the nose and wiggling the fingers”.

  • Women may go topless in public, providing it is not being used as a business.

  • It is illegal for a woman to be on the street wearing “body hugging clothing.”

    Ocean City
  • It is illegal for men to go topless in the center of town.

  • It is illegal to eat in the street in residential neighborhoods, and the only beverage you can drink on the beach is water in a clear plastic bottle.

    Staten Island
  • It is illegal for a father to call his son a “faggot” or “queer” in an effort to curb “girlie behavior.”

  • You may only water your lawn if the hose is held in your hand.

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