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Over the Fence in Houston County By S.Lewis

STRANGE Laws 'on the books' in Various States, Are these 'Out dated or What'?........
NEW YORK It is against the law to throw a ball at someone's head for fun. The penalty for jumping off a building is death.
NEW JERSEY You cannot pump your own gas. All gas stations are full service only. In Ocean City, it is against the law to slurp your soup at a restaurant.
CALIFORNIA It is illegal to set a mousetrap without a hunting license. Women may not drive in a house coat.
FLORIDA It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit. Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.
OHIO Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public. It is illegal to get a fish drunk.
KANSAS Pedestrians crossing the highways at night must wear tail lights. No one may catch fish with his bare hands.
OKLAHOMA Violators can be arrested and/or jailed for making ugly faces at a dog. State law prohibits anyone taking a bite out of another's hamburger.
ALABAMA It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church. Boogers may not be flicked into the wind. Really.
WISCONSIN In Racine, it is illegal to wake a fireman when he is asleep. Butter substitutes are not allowed to be served in state prisons.
VIRGINIA It is illegal to sell peanut brittle on Sundays. Flipping a coin in a restaurant to see who pays for coffee is outlawed.
TEXAS It is illegal have more than three sips of beer at a time while standing. It is illegal for person to go barefoot without first obtaining a permit.
ILLINOIS It is against the law to use a slingshot unless you are a police officer. Law forbids eating in a place that is on fire.
IOWA Public kisses may last for as much as, but no more than, five minutes. One armed piano players must perform for free.
WASHINGTON It is illegal to paint polka dots on the American flag. People may not buy a mattress on Sunday.
MASSACHUSETTS Mourners at a wake may not eat more than three sandwiches. It is illegal to go to bed without first having a full bath.
ARIZONA It is illegal to hunt camels within the state borders. In Tucson, women may not wear pants. .

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