Sunday, June 28, 2009

Old and Stupid/Funny Pennsylvania Laws

Here's some old and quite funny/stupid laws from Pennsylvania!

A special cleaning ordinance bans housewives from hiding dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling.

All fire hydrants must be checked one hour before all fires.

Any motorist driving along a country road at night must stop every mile and send up a rocket signal, wait 10 minutes for the road to be cleared of livestock, and continue.

Every outlet or switch (which can be purchased for 59 cents) that is installed requires an electrical inspection fee of 1 dollar and 33 cents.

Fireworks stores may not sell fireworks to Pennsylvania residents.

If a motorist sees a horse coming down the road, the driver must pull off to the side of the road and cover the vehicle with canvas. If the horse is still scared the driver must get out of his car and take it apart until the horse isn't scared any more.

In Morrisville,Pennsylvania a woman needs a permit to wear make-up.

In Philadelphia, you can't put pretzels in bags (based on an Act of 1760).

In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania it is illegal to bring a burro onto a streetcar.

In Tarentum,Pennsylvania it is illegal to tie horses to parking meters.

In the Mount Pocono region any group of 5 or more Native Americans are to be considered a raiding party and may be killed on the spot.

It is illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors.

It is required that a woman have a permit to wear cosmetics.

No man may purchase alcohol without written consent from his wife.

One cannot run for governor unless he/she has participated in a duel.