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Subject: Weird History
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 09:56:01 EDT

Bizarre U.S. Laws


In Baltimore, it is illegal to wash or scrub sinks, no
matter how dirty they get.

Every person who has bowled since 1833 may be fined $2 for
each offense.

In Halethorpe, it is illegal to kiss for more than one

It's illegal to mistreat oysters.

It's illegal to play Randy Newman's "Short People" on the


A state law stipulates that a woman's hair legally belongs to
her husband.

In Detroit, it is illegal to make love in a car unless it is
parked on your property.

In Port Huron, the speed limit for ambulances in 20 m.p.h.

Under state law, dentists are officially classified as


It is illegal for a mother to give her daughter a perm with-
out a state license.

In Waterloo, barbers are forbidden from eating onions
between 7am and 7pm.

In Omaha, barbers are forbidden from shaving their customers'

If a child burps during a church service in Omaha, his or
her parents may be arrested.

It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are
simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup.


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