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Dumb Laws in Massachusetts

City Laws in Massachusetts

Boston
It is illegal to play the fiddle.
Two people may not kiss in front of a church.
No more than two baths may be taken within the confines of the city.
No one may cross the Boston Common without carrying a shotgun in case of bears.
Anyone may let their sheep and cows graze in the public gardens/commons at any time except Sundays.
It is illegal to eat peanuts in church.
An old law prohibits the taking of baths on Sunday.
Duels to the death permitted on the common on Sundays provided that the Governor is present.
Women may not wear heels over 3 inches in length while on the common.
No one may take a bath without a prescription.
It is illegal for any citizen to own more than three dogs.
Burlington
You may not walk around with a “drink”.
Cambridge
It costs $50 extra for a permit for hurling, soccer or Gaelic football games in a public park on a Sunday.
Concord
One may not sell or distribute bottled water in Concord, MA.
Hingham
You may not have colored lights on your house if it can be seen from Main Street.
If you live on Main Street and want to paint your house, the colors must be approved by the historical society.
Hopkinton
Though horses and cows are allowed on the common, dogs are prohibited.
Longmeadow
It is illegal for two men to carry a bathtub across the town green.
Marlborough
It is illegal to buy, sell or possess a squirt gun.
Silly string is illegal in the city limits.

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