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Stupid Laws from North Carolina

Persons in possession of illegal substances must pay taxes on them. However, paying taxes on these items does
not make them legal.
A three dollar tax must be paid on all white goods sold.
Organizations may not hold their meetings while the members present are in costume.
No one may be a professional fortune-teller, and if one wishes to pursue the practice as an amateur,
it must be practiced in a school or church.
It's against the law to sing off key.
Elephants may not be used to plow cotton fields.
While having sex, you must stay in the missionary position and have the shades pulled.
If a man and a woman who aren't married go to a hotel/motel and register themselves as married
then, according to state law, they are legally married.
All couples staying overnight in a hotel must have a room with double beds that are at least two
feet apart. Making love in the space between the beds is strictly forbidden.
It is illegal to have sex in a churchyard.
Oral sex is considered a crime against nature.
A marriage can be declared void if either of the two persons is physically impotent.
Public use of white canes by other than blind persons prohibited.
The mere possession of a lottery ticket is illegal in North Carolina and may result in a $2,000 fine. (Repealed)
Fights between cats and dogs are prohibited. (Barber)
It is a misdemeanor to urinate or defecate publicly. (Chapel Hill)
Women must have their bodies covered by at least 16 yards of cloth at all times. (Charlotte)
It is illegal to drive cars through city cemeteries for pleasure. (Dunn)
No one may visit their departed loved ones late at night. (Dunn)
It is illegal to throw rocks at a city street. (Dunn)
No person shall spit on a city street. (Dunn)
You must stop and call City Hall before entering town in an automobile. This is so the townspeople will
have time to go out and hold their horses until you get through town. (Forest City)
Restaurants "with on sidewalk dining" must post their menu so that it is clearly readable from
the sidewalk, but is not readable from the street. (Greensboro)
You may not ride a bicycle without having both your hands on the handle bars. (Kill Devil Hills)
It is required that you must pay a property tax on your dog. (Rocky Mount)
It is against the law to rollerblade on a state highway. (Southern Shores)
It is against the law for children under seven years of age to go to college. (Winston-Salem)
It is illegal to stand outside the police station for any purpose after dark. (Zebulon)



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