Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Weird Laws: New York Edition

Weird & Funny Laws
Being in Texas, I felt odd picking on my home state for its weird laws. So I turned my attention to what I believe to be amongst the dumbest folks I've encountered in my travels: Florida. But their weird laws didn't make me laugh half as much as those in New York. Seeing as to how I know many folks up in New York, I thought it would only be fair.

Without further ado, here are the weird laws I came across in the State of New York:

  • Women may go topless in public, providing it is not being used as a business.
  • It is illegal for a woman to be on the street wearing “body hugging clothing”. But it's alright if you were topless?
  • Citizens may not greet each other by “putting one’s thumb to the nose and wiggling the fingers”. On this one, I simply had to act this one out.
  • A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. Why isn't the State amongst the richest?
  • It is against the law to throw a ball at someone’s head for fun. Oh man this one got me giggling.
  • The penalty for jumping off a building is death. Things that make you go hmmmmm.
  • New Yorkers cannot dissolve a marriage for irreconcilable differences, unless they both agree to it.
  • A person may not walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in his/her pocket. I'm getting visuals that I'm certain I should not.
  • While riding in an elevator, one must talk to no one, and fold his hands while looking toward the door.
  • Slippers are not to be worn after 10:00 PM.
I'm taking requests for what state to do next. Let me know in the comments.  ▣

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