Old and Stupid/Funny North Carolina Laws
Here's some old and quite funny/stupid laws from North Carolina!
A marriage can be declared void if either of the two persons is physically impotent.
All couples staying overnight in a hotel must have a room with double beds that are at least two feet apart. Making love in the space between the beds is strictly forbidden.
Elephants may not be used to plough cotton fields.
If a man and a woman who aren't married go to a hotel/motel and register themselves as married then, according to state law, they are legally married. [
If a man and woman who are not married to each other live together "lewdly and lasciviously" they can be fined $1,000 and be sentenced to up to 60 days in gaol. This 200 year old law is still actually enforced!
In Barber, North Carolina fights between cats and dogs are prohibited.
In Chapel Hill, North Carolina it is a misdemeanor to urinate or defecate publicly.
In Charlotte, NC, women must have their bodies covered with at least 16 yards of cloth at all times.
It's against the law to sing off key.