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August 21, 2013

Weird Law Wednesday

by Sam Ranard

It is Wednesday again, so to help you get over your mid-week blues, here are some very real and very funny weird laws from around the country, enjoy!

  • In Reno, Nevada, it is unlawful for any person to carry on, conduct or maintain any marathon dancing or marathon walking.
  • In Bergen County, New Jersey, the only retail outlets permitted to be open on Sundays are grocery stores and liquor stores.
  • In South Carolina, it is unlawful for a minor under the age of eighteen to play a pinball machine.
  • In Tennessee, you must believe in god to be elected into office. You also are not permitted into office if you were a contender in a duel.
  • Odd non-laws: Vermont has no ban on public nudity. In New York women can be topless in public.
  • In West Virginia, state code deems it unlawful for any person to have in his possession or to display any red or black flag.
  • In Wisconsin, the serving of colored oleomargarine or margarine at a public eating place as a substitute for table butter is prohibited.
  • In Florida, it is illegal to fish while driving across a bridge.

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