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American Law
In seventeenth-century Massachusetts, smoking was legal only at a distance of five miles from any town. In Vermont, USA, it is illegal for women to wear false teeth without the written permission of their husbands. A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana. Acting was once considered to be evil, and the actors in the first English play to be performed in America were arrested. It's illegal to buy ice cream after 6 pm in Newark, NJ. unless you have a written note from your doctor. In Texas, it is illegal to curse in front of or indecently expose a corpse. In Michigan, USA, a man legally owns his wife's hair. As late as 1932, jail-breaking in Texas was not a crime if the prisoner escaped without using a gun. It's against the law to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas. In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice cream in your back pocket. In Boston, it is illegal to take a bath unless one has been ordered to by a physician. An old law in Bellingham, Wash., made it illegal for a woman to take more than steps backwards while dancing. In Idaho, USA, the law states that all boxes of candy given as romantic gifts must weigh more than 50 pounds. Mailing an entire building has been illegal in the US since 1916 when a man mailed a 40,000-ton brick house across Utah to avoid high freight rates. In Texas it's legal for a chicken to have sex with you, but it's illegal to reciprocate. In Tennessee, USA, a man must walk in front of any car driven by a women, while waving a red flag as a warning. In LA, USA, a man may legally beat his wife with a leather strap, as long as it is less than 2 inches wide. In Texas, it's illegal to put graffiti on someone else's cow. In Vermont, USA, it is illegal for women to wear false teeth without the written permission of their husbands. French Lick Springs, Indiana once passed a law requiring all black cats to wear bells on Friday the 13th.
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Entered on: 05/28/1999
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