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APRIL 1, 2008

THE COUNTRY CORNER

LAWS

MINNESOTA

  • Women may face up to 30 days in jail if they impersonate Santa Claus.
  • In Minneapolis, double-parkers can be put on a chain gang.
  • Every man in Brainerd is required by law to grow a beard.
  • It's illegal to tease skunks.

  • MISSISSIPPI

  • It is still legal to kill one's "servant."
  • In Truro, a would-be groom must "prove himself manly" prior to marriage by hunting and killing either six blackbirds or three crows.

 MISSOURI

  • In Saco, women are forbidden from wearing hats that "might frighten timid persons, children or animals."
  • While children may purchase shotguns in Kansas City, they are not allowed to buy toy cap guns.
  • Missouri considers drunkenness an "inalienable right."

MONTANA

  • It is a felony for a wife to open her husband's mail.
  • It is a misdemeanor to show movies that depict acts of felonious crime.
  • In Whitehall, it is illegal to operate a vehicle with ice picks attached to the wheels.

NEBRASKA

  • It is illegal for a mother to give her daughter a perm without a state license.
  • In Waterloo, barbers are forbidden from eating onions between 7am and 7pm.
  • In Omaha, barbers are forbidden from shaving their customers' chests.
  • If a child burps during a church service in Omaha, his or her parents may be arrested.
  • It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup.
     

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NEVADA

  • In Nyala, a man is forbidden from buying drinks for more than three people other than himself at any one period during the day.
  • It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway.
  • In Eureka, men who wear moustaches are forbidden from kissing women.
  • Everyone walking on the streets of Elko is required to wear a mask.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

  • It is illegal to sell the clothes one is wearing to pay off a gambling debt.
  • It is illegal to check into a hotel under an assumed name.

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