Dumb Laws in Pennsylvania
It it illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors.
You may not catch a fish with your hands.
Any motorist driving along a country road at night must stop every mile and send up a rocket signal, wait 10 minutes for the road to be cleared of livestock, and continue.
You may not catch a fish by any body part except the mouth.
A special cleaning ordinance bans housewives from hiding dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling.
Dynamite is not to be used to catch fish.
You may not sing in the bathtub.
Though you do not need a fishing license to fish on your own land, but a hunting license is required to hunt on your own land.
Fireworks stores may not sell fireworks to Pennsylvania residents.
A person is not eligible to become Governor if he/she has participated in a duel.
Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass.
Ministers are forbidden from performing marriages when either the bride or groom is drunk.
No more than two packages of beer at a time may be purchased, unless you are buying from an official “beer distributor”.
It is contrary to Pennsylvania law to discharge a gun, cannon, revolver or other explosive weapon at a wedding.
All liquor stores must be run by the state.
It is illegal to have over 16 women live in a house together because that constitutes a brothel.
Motorized vehicles are not to be sold on Sundays.
City Laws in Pennsylvania
There is a ban on men becoming aroused in public.
Persons convicted of felonies may not operate Bingo games.
Operators of bingo games may not advertise the prizes offered.
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