It’s T-T-T-Tuesday. Which means: it’s trivia day. Normally, I just share a fact, but I thought it would be fun to cover more of a topic this time. Are you ready? Here we go, friends.
Topic of the day: Outdated and ridiculous laws that are still in effect. Making you wonder the reasons they were once necessary in the first place and what idiots needed these stipulations.
- You are not allowed to keep an ice cream cone in your back pocket. (Alabama)
- It is considered an offense to push a live moose out of a moving airplane (Alaska)
- It is a $500 fine to instruct a pizza delivery man to deliver a pizza to your friend without them knowing. (Louisiana)
- Elephants my not be used to plow cotton fields (North Carolina)
- Slippers are not to be worn after 10:00 PM. (New York)
- It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale. (California)
And, a few international ones:
- It is illegal for a lady to eat chocolates on a public conveyance. (United Kingdom)
- Citizens may not publicly remove bandages. (Canada)
- No pig may be addressed as Napoleon by its owner. (France)
- It is illegal to wear hot pink pants after midday Sunday (Australia)
If you are curious what stupid laws there are in your state or country, visit here: www.dumblaws.com – There are countless of them.
Now, who lives in New York and wants to bake cookies and offer them to a police officer while they wear slippers tonight just to see what happens?
Anyone in Australia feel the need to wear their hot pink pants this Sunday? Wait… does anybody even own hot pink pants anymore?
67 thoughts on “don’t push a moose out of a plane”
I got stuck on eating chocolates on a public conveyance. How else would you medicate yourself?
It’s a good question. I wouldn’t last very long without chocolate.
Me too! And people would die.
I have to support the not removing bandages in public. That’s taking TMI to a whole new level.
I agree. That could be pretty damn disgusting
I was going to say the same thing!! Please don’t remove your boil bandages while I’m eating please and thank you!!
Aaaaack!!!! Most definitely!
Oh, puke lol
Who’s the no fun loser who came up with the no chocolate rule? Really? Makes you wonder what their life is like.
It’s a sad one, I’m sure. Chocolate is important in every situation.
I saw a video recently — from the forties — of some fish and game people pushing beavers (in crates, with parachutes) out of a plane! ( http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/beaver-parachute-1.3285962 ) So maybe U.S. # 2. isn’t so “out there”!. 😉
Aw, that’s sad. Poor beavers. In that case, I’m glad they made it a law
Actually, it was a good thing … re-introducing them to an area they’d been exterminated from.
Ohhhh boy. I’m a bit slow today, jeez.
Yes, yes, yes! I own hot pink pants and I have worn them after noon on a Sunday…but not in Australia. However, I have worn slipper after 10:00 PM in NY and I have eaten chocolates on a public conveyance in the United Kingdom. Wait! Are those sirens I hear in the distance?
Such a rebel, you are lol. If only it had been in Australia, you could have been the sole person I needed to answer all of my burning questions. Awesome.
Well, yes, I suppose my ownership of bright pink pants does somehow promote me to level of mentor…or deity…or something like that.
Definitely a deity.
ooooh, wait til I tell my friends!
Very entertaining and informative, Blair. I like the one from France.
Thank you! 🙂 The France one is my favorite. It’s so random.
I imagine many people outside Alaska would also find it offensive to push a moose out of a plane…especially the people directly below the plane.
Hahaha definitely. Ouch.
One word: adorable 🙂
Thanks for the link. 🙂
I remember one years ago that you couldn’t walk your pet skunk down main street at noon.
Haha that’s a good one. I haven’t heard that
LOL! The one about France really gave me a giggle! In fact, I also slapped my knee over New York and Alaska :O)
They are pretty strange, aren’t they? The France one is my favorite.
This was an interesting read… Thanks for sharing!
Next time I’m home I’m so going to eat chocolates on the bus!!
Such a rebel! 🙂 lol
I’ve never laid claim to being a lady!!!
I’m going to leave my car unlocked tonight.
Good luck! Don’t get locked up lol 🙂
Speaking for this Australian – I don’t currently own any hot pink pants, but am now seriously inclined to go out and buy some – and wear them whenever the hell I like! And chocolates should be allowed to be eaten anytime and anywhere (and having 2 sisters living in the UK – I am pretty sure they are.) 🙂
No slippers after 10.00pm 😨😨😨😨😨😨
I know, right? As a slipper lover – I find this offensive
Extremely offensive – I would gladly be locked up for this – provided I could wear my slippers in my cell 😄
I’d be next to you. Rocking my pink zebra striped ones
If it’s Detective Stabler, I’ll wear nothing but slippers and give him my bestest cookie. Or pie.
As for pushing moose out of a plane, maybe the person drafting the bill was not a good speller, or misunderstood, and they meant you should not push mousse out of a plane . . . because that, absolutely, should be a crime. I personally have broken some archaic carnally based laws with my husband in several states. A few times there were sirens in the distance . . . but they never found us.
Make sure you bring along your very own pair of cuffs, too. I’m sure he’d appreciate it. I have to agree – he is pretty sexy. Next time with your husband, and you hear sirens coming for you – just imagine it’s him coming for you. It will make even better. PS-I wish I had the balls to do that stuff lol
Oh, believe me. Been there, done that. Don’t really need balls; just the basics will do and some of these places. 🙂
Love, love, love ’em!
I’m Australian and the only hot pink pants I’ve seen here were worn by gay men in Oxford St at Mardi Gras. My husband is a lawyer and he said he’s never had to defend anyone accused of that! You might have started a revolution here!
Haha aw. I hope he never has to defend someone for that reason. What a waste of time lol. And, I’m secretly happy hot pink pants aren’t common in Australia. I got nervous and thought that was the “in” thing over there. Talk about a crime against fashion.
illegal to shoot any type of game from a moving vehicle…unless its a whale….what? Like what was the thought process there? I guess a boat right? Boats move and are used to hunt whales? Captain Ahab would approve
Damn, I didn’t even think of a boat as a vehicle. I’m a bit slow at times. Now this law makes more sense and isn’t quite as stupid as I originally thought. I kept imaging a person trying to shoot a whale from a car. Oops lol
In Ohio we can’t fish for whales on Sunday which is a real pain in the ass because Sunday is my only time to fish. We are also not allowed to get fish drunk. Bummers all around.
Looks there are going to be some depressing Sundays in your future 😦 Gonna miss out on all those lake whales.
The slightly scary thing is that these probably became laws because people actually tried doing them. What kind of evil person pushes a moose out of a plane?! And more importantly – HOW did they do this? So many questions.
I know, right? People are messed up.
lol…that web site is one of the first I remember visiting when I was learning to use the internet.
Really? Lol that’s a weird coincidence
Yeah…I have no idea why 12 year old me decided that was the place to go…
Stay well away from Australia if you’re an under-age hypnotist, a kite-flyer, a shipwreck-looter, or someone who habitually uses a goat to pull a cart. And you’d better not slaughter or skin an animal on the road, or play a game “to the annoyance of another person.”
A kite flyer? Man, I like flying kites Haha.
Less funny, more tragic: in the small town I grew up in, it is still technically legal to hang a black person if they are outside after midnight. Obviously that would never hold up in court, but the county ordinance was never officially repealed.
Oh, that’s terrible. They should repeal it just to make a point! Eek
Just to be clear: We are allowed to push DEAD mooses (meece?) out of planes?
I really hope not lol.
I believe I could name a few, but not in mixed company. Remember, American laws were written by Puritans! 😉
That’s it, I’m heading to a bar to remove a band aid! I love living dangerously!
So hardcore haha
hahaha these are seriously hilarious! So random!! I would love it if my friends surprised me with pizza that being delivered!!
Me too! Well, as long as they paid for it already lol
Hahaha very true!!!
What on earth is a public conveyance? I’m guess it might be a bus. Chocolate and females? What about males eating chocolate? Bonkers but hilarious.