Reading Between the Lines 

1 Bob Smith, my assistant programmer, can always be found 2 hard at work at his desk. He works independently, without 3 wasting company time talking to colleagues. Bob never 4 thinks twice about assisting fellow employees, and always 5 … Continue reading

Creative Defense 

A lawyer defending a man accused of burglary tried this creative defense: “My client merely inserted his arm into the window and removed a few trifling articles. His arm is not himself, and I fail to see how you can … Continue reading

Virginia Dumb Laws 

You cannot sell lettuce on Sunday, but you can sell beer, wine etc. Driving while not wearing shoes is prohibited. It is illegal to tickle women. It is illegal to sell peanut brittle on Sundays. Culpeper: No one may wash … Continue reading

North Carolina Dumb Laws 

Elephants may not be used to plow cotton fields. 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 … Continue reading

Oregon Dumb Laws 

Canned corn is not to be used as bait for fishing. Dishes must drip dry. Ice cream may not be eaten on Sundays. One may not bathe without wearing “suitable clothing,” i.e., that which covers one’s body from neck to … Continue reading

South Carolina Dumb Laws 

Horses may not be kept in bathtubs. By law, if a man promises to marry an unmarried woman, the marriage must take place. It is a capital offense to inadvertently kill someone while attempting suicide. Every adult male must bring … Continue reading

Dumb Laws in Idaho 

It’s illegal to hunt from the back of an animal. Illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds. You may not fish on a camel’s back. Riding a merry-go-round on Sundays … Continue reading

New York Dumb Laws 

It is against the law to throw a ball at someone’s head for fun. The penalty for jumping off a building is death. A person may not walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in his/her pocket. While … Continue reading

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