Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Crazy NJ Laws

I don't know how real these are, but I found a thread at SBB about the Craziest Laws in America.

Here are some strange things about New Jersey...
  • Automobiles are not to pass horse drawn carriages on the street.
  • Bernards Township: It is illegal to frown as the town is a "Frown-Free Town Zone".
  • Caldwell: You may not dance or wear shorts on the main avenue.
  • Cranford: Citizens are not permitted to park their own boat on their lawn.
  • Cresskill: All cats must wear three bells to warn birds of their whereabouts.
  • Elizabeth: It is forbidden for a woman, on a Sunday, to walk down Broad Street without wearing a petticoat.
  • If you have been convicted of driving while intoxicated, you may never again apply for personalized license plates.
  • In Berkley Heights you may not walk your cattle on the street on Sunday.
  • In New Jersey it is illegal to delay or detain a homing pigeon.
  • In New Jersey, it is illegal to slurp soup.
  • It's illegal in New Jersey for parents to give their children under the age of 18 even a sip of alcohol.
  • It is against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.
  • It is against the law to "frown" at a police officer.
  • It is illegal to offer whiskey or cigarettes to animals at the local zoo.
  • It's also illegal in this state to throw a bad pickle on the street.
  • Lovers in Liberty Corner should avoid satisfying their lustful urges in a parked car. If the horn accidentally sounds while they are frolicking behind the wheel, the couple can face a jail term.
  • Manville: It is illegal to offer whiskey or cigarettes to animals a the local zoo.
  • Newark: It is illegal to sell ice cream after 6pm, unless the customer has a note from his doctor.
  • Pinball machines are not to be played on Sunday.
  • Raw hamburger may not be sold.
  • On a highway you can not park under a bridge.
  • Raritan: Profanity is prohibited.
  • Sea Isle City: There will be no boiling of bones on the property.
  • There is no horse racing allowed on the New Jersey Turnpike.
  • You cannot pump your own gas. All gas stations are full service and full service only.


Blogger clc said...

I'd have to protest the no ice cream after 6 p.m. law ;) Full service only gas stations sounds good though!

July 23, 2008  
Anonymous andie said...

It is illegal to offer whiskey or cigarettes to animals at the local zoo?!?!! what else do you give the animals then?!?! lol!!!

July 24, 2008  
Blogger scrappylove said...

I miss having someone else pump my gas one of the things I miss about
Jersey! that and the no tax on clothes!

August 03, 2008  

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