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Dumb Laws in Oregon

Drivers may not pump their own gas.
A door on a car may not be left open longer than is necessary.
An adult may not show a minor any piece of classical artwork which depicts sexual excitement.
Drivers must yield to pedestrians who are standing on the sidewalk.
One may not test their physical endurance while driving a car on a highway.
It is illegal to place a container filled with human fecal matter on the side of any highway.
Babies may not be carried on the running boards of a car.
Canned corn is not to be used as bait for fishing.
Dishes must drip dry.
The “Peer Review Statute” prohibits you from finding out details of any written or oral discussion about your medical treatment.
It is illegal to whisper “dirty” things in your lover’s ear during sex.
Ice cream may not be eaten on Sundays.
It is illegal to buy or sell marijuana, but it is legal to smoke it on your own property.
One may not bathe without wearing “suitable clothing,” i.

City Laws in Oregon

You must buy a $10 permit to be allowed to install a burglar alarm.
It is illegal to show movies or attend a car race on Sundays.
It is legal to conduct a horse race or a symphony concert.
Hood River
Juggling is strictly prohibited without a license.
Klamath River
It’s illegal to walk down a sidewalk and knock a snakes head off with your cane.
You cannot eat a doughnut and walk backwards on a city street.

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