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Bathhouses are against the law.
One may be jailed for wearing a hat while dancing, or even for wearing a hat to a function where dancing is taking place.
Every outlet or switch (which can be purchased for 59 cents) that is installed requires an electrical inspection fee of 1 dollar and 33 cents.
Drivers must warn those who they pass on highways before they do so.
It is illegal for a secretary to be alone in a room with her boss.
It is illegal to give free alcohol to Indians who live on reservations.
You may be arrested for vagrancy if you do not have at least one dollar bill on your person.
If you wish to go swimming in the ocean, get dressed in your hotel room.
Chelsea Pensioners may not be impersonated.
It is illegal to molest butterflies.
Children are not to go trick-or-treating on Halloween.
No one may bite off another’s leg.
It is illegal to be a drunk in possession of a cow.
The Queen Elizabeth Hotel must feed your horse freely when you rent a room.
One may not take his dog on an elevator with him.
A man with a moustache may not kiss a woman.
Even if one gets his/her change stolen by a vending machine, hitting the machine violates a city ordinance.
Auctions may not be advertised by hiring trombone players to play on the street.
If one is not married, it is illegal for him to have sexual relations.
It’s against the law to sing off key.
Profanity is prohibited.
It is illegal for ones car to run out of gas on the Autobahn.
No person may predict another’s future.