Saturday, July 07, 2007

Crazy laws in the Pine Tree State

Well, there are about a million websites listing this and that crazy law put into effect in this and that state. So here goes -- a list of all the weird laws I can find from Maine. It was bound to happen sooner or later!

Please note: I cannot vouch for the accuracy of these items, it is just a quick canvass of the current contents of the web. Also, clicking on the source links may lead you to sites with pop-up ads and so on, so exercise caution and be forewarned.

If anyone finds any of these inaccurate (which seems more than likely in some cases), or knows better particulars of the laws mentioned, please feel free to post a comment with the info, or just email me with the info. Yeah!

Portland, Maine, city council passed a law against tickling a girl under her chin with a feather duster. [Source]

Shotguns are required to be taken to church in the event of a Native American attack. [Source]

You may not step out of a plane in flight. [Source]

After January 14th you will be charged a fine for having your Christmas decorations still up. [Source]

The most money one can legally win gambling is three dollars. [Source]
In Rumford, it is illegal for a tenant to bite his/her landlord. [Source]

In Waterville, it is illegal to blow one's nose in public. [Source]

Maine licenses condom sellers and the license must always be on public display. [Source]

Vermont, Alaska, Hawaii, and Maine are the four states in the U.S. that do not allow billboards. (Hooray for that!) [Source]

It is illegal to marry the spouse of a grandparent in Maine, Maryland, South Carolina, and Washington, DC. [Source]

In Huberson, Maine, it is illegal to eat five potatoes in a meal without giving one to each of your pigs. [Source]

Did you know that In Maine it is illegal to catch a lobster with your bare hands? [Source]

In Maine, it is illegal to own an armadillo. [Source]

In Maine it is illegal to push a live moose out of a plane, however the law does not appear to have any jurisdiction over dead mooses. meese. Whats the plural form of moose? [Source]

In Maine, it is illegal to sell a car on Sunday unless it comes equipped with plumbing. [Source]

In Augusta to stroll down the street playing a violin is against the law. [Source]

It's illegal to clean salmon along Maine's upper Kennebec River. Enforcement of this law has been made easier for many years by the fact that, because of a dam, there are no salmon on the upper Kennebec River. [Source]

In Portland shoelaces must be tied while walking down the street. [Source]

In Maine it is illegal to wear a helmet when driving a car. [Source]

In Maine it is illegal to walk your alligator in public. [Source]


Anonymous said...

You spelt "wear" wrong (:

Michelle Souliere said...

That's what I get for cutting and pasting! I've fixed it now, thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

Singular: Moose. Plural: Moose. That's what I get from living in maine. I'll always be a mainer :)

Anonymous said...

The plural form of moose is "moose".

Anonymous said...

I love being a Mainer! These laws rule, haha!

Samantha Shanti said...

In NYC it's illegal to kiss your horse on the lips.

Them extraterrestrials, I tell ya, they ain't right. You can get there from here, but why would you want to?

Anonymous said...

Thanks! You helped me on my report! Keep it coming and thank you mainers, pine trees, and foxes!

Anonymous said...

Spelt is not a word. Spelled is.

lacey said...

who would have a aligator anyways

Anonymous said...

TRUE!!! i would never have a alligator

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this I needed this for my state report for my weird and wacky laws paragraph!!! :)(: