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    Strange (or irrelevant) Laws

    Which just goes to show that it's easier to enact new legislation than to repeal it.

    In Massachusetts:




    • It is illegal to give beer to hospital patients.
    • No one may cross the Boston Common without carrying a shotgun in case of bears.
    • It is illegal to eat peanuts in church.
    • It is illegal to excavate any city street.

    In Connecticut

    • You can be stopped by the police for biking over 65 miles per hour. (WATCH OUT MTB's!)
    • It is unlawful to walk backwards after sunset.
    • You may not educate dogs.

    Maine


    • You may not step out of a plane in flight. ( I wonder what the penalty is?)
    • It is illegal to park in front of Dunkin Donuts.
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    Are there any hills in CT that would allow you to hit 65MPH on your bicycle?

    We've hit mid-50s many times on our tandem but there aren't too many hills with a long run out for sustained speeds.
    The fastest I've gone on my single bike in CT is 50mph. but 55mph Jay peak VT, 56mph near Copper Mountain Co

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlctvt View Post
    Are there any hills in CT that would allow you to hit 65MPH on your bicycle?

    We've hit mid-50s many times on our tandem but there aren't too many hills with a long run out for sustained speeds.
    The fastest I've gone on my single bike in CT is 50mph. but 55mph Jay peak VT, 56mph near Copper Mountain Co
    I hit 58 in Manchester when I was younger in tolland on box mountain road

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    I hit 58 in Manchester when I was younger in tolland on box mountain road

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    Err meant tolland not manchester

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    I find most laws are irrelevant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctenidae View Post
    I find most laws are irrelevant.
    and strange

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    There's a whole website for this: http://www.dumblaws.com/laws/united-states

    Here's a sampler for the great Commonwealth of Massachusetts:

    - Candy may not contain more than 1% of alcohol.

    - Shooting ranges may not set up targets that resemble human beings.

    - At a wake, mourners may eat no more than three sandwiches.

    - Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.

    - An old ordinance declares goatees illegal unless you first pay a special license fee for the privilege of wearing one in public.

    - Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of their taxi during their shifts.

    - All men must carry a rifle to church on Sunday.

    - Hunting on Sundays is prohibited.

    - It is illegal to go to bed without first having a full bath.

    - A woman can not be on top in sexual activities.

    - No gorilla is allowed in the back seat of any car.

    - Tattooing and body piercing is illegal. (Repealed in 2000)

    - Children may smoke, but they may not purchase cigarettes.

    - Tomatoes may not be used in the production of clam chowder.

    - Quakers and witches are banned.

    - Bullets may not be used as currency.

    - Massachusetts liquor stores can only open on Sundays if they are in Berkshire, Essex, Franklin, Middlesex or Worcester counties and are within 10 miles of the Vermont or New Hampshire borders. (I believe this has since been repealed)

    - Alcoholic drink specials are illegal.

    - Public boxing matches are outlawed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowmonster View Post
    There's a whole website for this: http://www.dumblaws.com/laws/united-states

    Here's a sampler for the great Commonwealth of Massachusetts:

    - Candy may not contain more than 1% of alcohol.

    - Shooting ranges may not set up targets that resemble human beings.

    - At a wake, mourners may eat no more than three sandwiches.

    - Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.

    - An old ordinance declares goatees illegal unless you first pay a special license fee for the privilege of wearing one in public.

    - Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of their taxi during their shifts.

    - All men must carry a rifle to church on Sunday.

    - Hunting on Sundays is prohibited.

    - It is illegal to go to bed without first having a full bath.

    - A woman can not be on top in sexual activities.

    - No gorilla is allowed in the back seat of any car.

    - Tattooing and body piercing is illegal. (Repealed in 2000)

    - Children may smoke, but they may not purchase cigarettes.

    - Tomatoes may not be used in the production of clam chowder.

    - Quakers and witches are banned.

    - Bullets may not be used as currency.

    - Massachusetts liquor stores can only open on Sundays if they are in Berkshire, Essex, Franklin, Middlesex or Worcester counties and are within 10 miles of the Vermont or New Hampshire borders. (I believe this has since been repealed)

    - Alcoholic drink specials are illegal.

    - Public boxing matches are outlawed.

    The gorilla one makes perfect sense to me, got to keep an eye on them at all times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowmonster View Post

    - Candy may not contain more than 1% of alcohol.

    - Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of their taxi during their shifts.

    - A woman can not be on top in sexual activities.

    - No gorilla is allowed in the back seat of any car.

    - Quakers and witches are banned.

    - Bullets may not be used as currency.

    Well, my weekend plans are ruined now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowmonster View Post
    - Tomatoes may not be used in the production of clam chowder.
    I don't think this law is so dumb.....


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