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25 Random Laws

Within four hours of eating garlic, a person may not enter a movie house, theater, or ride a public streetcar.
Sex offenders in Illinois are prohibited from participating in holiday events like handing out candy at Halloween and Easter or dressing like Santa at Christmas, except under specific circumstances
When two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone.
A man may not relieve himself while standing up, after 10 P.
It is illegal to sell peanuts in Lee County after sundown on Wednesday.
Skateboarding in the city limits after dark is prohibited.
A bill has been passed that restricts local planning agencies’ ability to use climate change science to predict sea-level rise.
No one may be a professional fortune-teller, and if one wishes to pursue the practice as an amateur, it must be practiced in a school or church. Repealed by Session Laws 2004-003
Any person found breaking a boiled egg at the sharp end will be sentenced to 24 hours in the village stocks (enacted by Edward VI).
You may not run machinery on Sundays.
You may not open a soda bottle without the supervision of a licensed engineer.
Hopefully, residents of the city have spedometers on their horses, for they can not ride them in excess of ten miles per hour.
It is illegal to dance in public in Lancaster.
Horses are to wear pants at all times.
All couples staying overnight in a hotel must have a room with double beds that are at least two feet apart.
It is forbidden for a woman, on a Sunday, to walk down Broad Street without wearing a petticoat.
It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.
While having sex, you must stay in the missionary position and have the shades pulled.
Dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate in groups of three or more on private property.
To be a dominatrix is illegal.
Spectators at a boxing match may not mock one of the contestants.
A person may not be seen in public without a smile on their face.
Landing an airplane on the beach is illegal.
One may not be charged for food at an inn unless that person, by his or her own opinion, is “full”.
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