Thursday, May 8, 2014

just for fun - Silly State Laws in California!

Get ready to laugh! As I looked up some silly, but real laws in Arkansas, I realized once again we were likely to get a good laugh from these laws and have something funny to share with our grandchildren . . . to spread the laughing! After all, laughing is good for our health!

Did you know in California . . . 

  • It’s unlawful to let a dog pursue a bear or bobcat at any time. (I know this is about hunting with dogs, but really? Who would ever think it was a good idea to let your dog chase a bear or bobcat . . . at any time???)
  • Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses. (I know we all tend to think we are able to do so much more than we actually can do, but really??? How do they think they can "guarantee" sunshine anywhere or any time? I lived in California a number of years and while they tend to have sunny days, it does actually rain!!!!)
  • It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale. (Okay . . . first of all I know hunting from a moving vehicle is illegal most everywhere, but, then I wondered who would ever shoot at a whale??? Possibly from a boat??? But really??? Whales are so amazing it should not be legal to shoot them at all!)
  • No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour. (Really? Is it okay for a driver-less vehicle to exceed 50 miles per hour? And if a driver-less vehicle was heading down a road and exceeded 60 miles per hour, will the car get the ticket???)
  • In Arcadia peacocks have the right of way to cross any street, including driveways. (This had to be a law written and passed by peacock fans!)
  • In Blythe You are not permitted to wear cowboy boots unless you already own at least two cows. (This is funny!!! I wonder if they have an "official" cow-counter at boot stores??? How do you prove you actually have at least two cows???!!!)
  • In Carmel A man can’t go outside while wearing a jacket and pants that do not match. (The first thing I thought of when I heard this was, "Only in California!", then I wondered if they actually have "fashion police" who determine what matches and does not match!!!)
  • In Carmel Ice cream may not be eaten while standing on the sidewalk. (Repealed when Clint Eastwood was mayor) - (Again, did they have "ice cream police" before this law was repealed???)
  • In Chico Detonating a nuclear device within the city limits results in a $500 fine. (Only a $500 fine??? What about a law saying it is not okay to detonate a nuclear device at all??? And, what about outside the city limits???)
  • In Eureka Men who wear mustaches are forbidden from kissing women. (My husband was born in Eureka and his dad had - still does - a mustache! I wonder how they ever enforced this law - and why anyone would ever want to do so???)
  • In Fresno No one may annoy a lizard in a city park. (Is it okay to annoy lizards outside a city park??? I like lizards, but a basset hound we once had liked to grab them, fling them in the air, catch them in her mouth and eat them . . . I suppose this could be defined as "annoying" lizards!!!)
Like I said, they are sure to leave you laughing! 

Which law do you think is the funniest? I think the one about annoying lizards is really funny, but this is because I picture Mindy - the basset hound - doing this and it makes me laugh!

At any rate, share these with your grandchildren - get ready for some laughing!

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