odd laws that are still in the books


I the the 3 weirdests ones are

A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month.


It is still legal to kill one's "servant.


Also in Memphis, it is illegal for a woman to drive by herself; "a man must walk or run in front of the vehicle, waving a red flag in order to warn approaching pedestrians and motorists.”

Thought it was interesting

Ironically, Hornytown has banned all massage parlors. ;D XD
north carolina

In Joliet, Illinois, it is illegal to mispronounce the name Joliet.
In Quitman, Georgia, it is illegal for a chicken to cross a road.
In Sarasota, Florida, it is illegal to sing while wearing a bathing suit.


In Chicago, people who are diseased, maimed, mutilated, or deformed to the point of being "an unsightly or disgusting object" are banned from going out in public. In Chicago, it is illegal to fish in one's pajamas. In Chicago, it is illegal to take a French poodle to the opera. According to state law, it is illegal to speak English. The officially recognized language is "American.” In Guernee, it is illegal for women weighing more than 200 pounds to ride horses in shorts.

In Gary, Indiana, it is illegal to attend the theater within four hours of eating garlic.

State law forbids any establishment from charging admission to see a one-armed piano player.
In Fort Madison, firemen are required to practice for 15 minutes before attending a fire.