My Guilty Pleasures

You know how sometimes I argue that I don’t believe in guilty pleasures?

Ha, I sound like shit. But that doesnt change the fact that I indulge in guilty pleasures.

I realize that some of these are unjustifiable, and horrible, but I am not going to be providing any context, justifications, or anything. Just throwing this out there.

1. Not showering for a couple of days

2. Reading hate and scream blogs

3. Indulging in online celeb gossip

4. Starting to talk what I dont believe in

5. Limpbizkit

6. Desperate Housewives

7. Hate Shit

Psychotic laws

History also plays a major part on the reason for the existence of some laws. Something might have happened in the past that led the lawmakers to come up with such policies. However, as times change, some laws fail to evolve and cope with the people’s modern way of life. Ergo, there are laws that seem so stupid and utterly foolish to us.

Often, these absurd laws have obvious explanations. For example, in France, naming your pig “Napoleon” is punishable by law. This is because France is the country of the great historical figure Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon is the hero of France. That’s why for the French, it is really inappropriate to name a pig “Napoleon.” It’s like someone from the Vatican naming his pig Jesus Christ or Benedict XVI.

For 12 years, chewing gums have been forbidden in Singapore. This may sound ridiculous to many but this law assures the Singaporean government of waste reduction.

Yes, there is an explanation behind every absurd law. However, some laws just sound so dumb that when you hear it, there is no way that you won’t smile, snicker or roll on the floor, laughing to death. Here are 37 of them.

The Married Life

37. In Owensboro, Kentucky, it is illegal for a woman to buy a new hat without her husband trying it on first. (How about a girly hat?)

36. In Pennsylvania, no man may purchase alcohol without written consent from his wife. (Booo! Boo! Haha)

35. In Vermont, it is illegal for women to wear false teeth without written permission from their husbands.

34. In Arkansas, a man can legally beat his wife but only once a month. (Beat her twice, you’re going to jail!)

33. In Colorado, it is illegal for men to kiss their wives on a Sunday.

32. In Hong Kong a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare hands. The husband’s illicit lover, on the other hand, may be killed in any manner desired. (Ah. Justice is sweet.)

Against the Horny

31. In Iowa, it is illegal to kiss for more than five minutes. (How about 5.01 minutes, no?)

30. In Indonesia, the penalty for masturbation is decapitation. (Whew! I’m in the right Southeast Asian country! Thank God.)

29. In Washington, it is illegal to have sex with a virgin under any circumstances. (Under ANY circumstances? Really? Really?)

28. In Tremonton, Utah, no woman may have sex with a man while riding in an ambulance within the boundaries of the city. If caught, the woman can be charged with a sexual misdemeanor and “her name is to be published in the local newspaper.” The man isn’t charged nor is his name revealed.

Poor Animals

27. In Atlanta, it’s against the law to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or a street lamp.

26. In California, animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.

25. In Wilbur, Washington, it is illegal to ride an ugly horse. (Er… define ugly.)

24. In Alaska, shooting bears is legal. However, waking up a sleeping bear just for the purpose of taking pictures is prohibited. (You can kill it but you can’t wake it up? Are they serious?)

23. In Quitman, Georgia, it is against the law for a chicken to cross any road within the city limits. (So if a chicken crosses a road, it will be arrested? They will really arrest a chicken? For real?)

22. In Oklahoma, dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate in groups of three or more on private property. (How do dogs apply for a permit exactly?)

21. In Mobile, Alabama, it is illegal for pigeons to eat pebbles from composite roofs. (Do pigeons know this? Are they oriented? Coz that’s unfair if they have no idea, you know.)

20. In Lebanon, men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the animals must be female. Having sexual relations with a male animal is punishable by death. (What kind of male animal would let a sexual…)

19. In Texas, it’s legal for a chicken to have sex with you, but it’s illegal to reciprocate. (A chicken? Seriously?)

18. In Florida, having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal. (A PORCUPINE?!?!?)

What the?!?

17. In McLough, Kansas, it’s illegal to wash your false teeth in a public drinking fountain. (Eeeeeew!)

16. In Scotland, if someone knocks on your door (even a complete stranger) and requires the use of your toilet, you must let them enter.

15. In Nebraska, a parent can be arrested if his child burps during a church service.

14. In Louisiana, biting someone with your natural teeth is “simple assault,” while biting someone with your false teeth is “aggravated assault.” (What’s the difference?)

13. In Joliet, Illinois, women can be arrested for trying on more than six dresses in one store. (Wahaha. I know so many women who would’ve been arrested by now had they been in Joliet.)

12. In Denver, it is unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next-door neighbor. (Go figure.)

11. In Chicago, it is against the law to eat in an establishment that is on fire. (There has been someone who dunnit? He lookin’ for barbeque?)

10. In Louisiana, it is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol. (What? The bank teller can’t get wet!)

9. In Massachusetts mourners at a wake may not eat more than three sandwiches. (Oh come on. Give them a break! They’re mourning! Cruel lawmakers.)

8. In Georgia, people are prohibited to say “Oh boy” in public. (But… but why?!?)

7. In Massachusetts, men have to obtain a license to wear a goatee. (If you don’t have it, then man, you’re going down.)

6. In San Salvador, El Salvador, the punishment for drunk driving can be death by firing squad. (Britney Spears, never set foot on San Salvador. K?)

5. In Washington, it is mandatory for a motorist with criminal intentions to stop at the city limits and telephone the Chief of Police as he is entering the town. (And why would criminals do that?)

4. In Danville, Pennsylvania, all fire hydrants must be checked one hour before all fires. (If they knew just when a fire would strike, why not just ready a fire truck?)

3. In the city of York it is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow. (Whoah, legal murder. I love it.)

2. In California, anyone classified as ugly may not walk down the streets. (Again, define ugly. Haha. So if you’re in California, be scared. Be very, very scared. No wonder everyone is pretty in Hollywood.)

1. In Britain, it is illegal to die inside the House of Parliament.

They say that every country has its share of ridiculous laws. Wherever you go, there is at least one law that will make your head spin. Some of these laws are considered “dead.” However, since they are still not officially discarded or at least, amended, their existence will remain to be laws that, in theory, must be respected and complied with.
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