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When I worked for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, in Alaska, I thought it was odd that the Borough Code of Ordinances specifically stated that prostitution was illegal at the airport, but did not specify whether it was illegal elsewhere. Of course, a former house of ill repute in town was a popular tourist attraction, on Creek Street - "where men and salmon come to spawn."
"More than 8 women may not live in the same house because that would constitute a brothel."
This is why there are no sorority houses in the state. Instead (at UT) the young ladies were all packed into a dorm building each group getting a floor. They all had meetings Wednesday night at 6 o’clock. Which is why I road my bike down that road at exactly 5:45
If I recall, off the top of my head: there is someplace where the law says you have to have someone walk in front of your car, ringing a bell, so you don't scare the horses. I think they never got around to repealing it. So there is some city or state in the U.S. where a few million folks are breaking the law every time they get in their car.
It is illegal to bike, roller-skate, skateboard, or inline skate in a commercially zoned area. For these offesnses, there is a fine of no more than $5 or the impounding of one's bicycle for a period not to exceed 30 days.
Bicycles are not allowed in the tennis courts.
No bicyclist may practice "fancy riding" on any city street.
Security guards at Joe Louis Arena will confiscate any item they feel might be thrown onto the ice. Furthermore, any person seen throwing an octopus onto the ice at a Red Wings game will be taken to jail.
It is illegal to paint sparrows to sell them as parakeets.
sure sounds like a Monty Python skit...
Cats may not run loose without having been fit with a taillight.