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Strange Laws

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The following is a list of laws that are, in my personal opinion, silly, nonsensical or otherwise strange. Many of these laws may have valid reasoning and I in no way am supporting the repeal of any of these laws unless I otherwise state so.
Let’s start in my home state of Washington, in the United States, where it is illegal to harass any Bigfoot, Sasquatch or other related creature that is as of yet undiscovered punishable by a fine of $100,000 and/or imprisonment up to ten years. Slaying or capturing such a creature, all proceeds will be donated to state colleges for research and protection of said creature. In other primate-related law, it is illegal, in Massachusetts, for a gorilla to occupy the back seat of a car. Hawaii law bans billboards, Alabama law bans bear wrestling matches and Texas law bans the Encyclopedia Britannica on grounds that it contains a formula for homemade beer. Now let’s get international (the United States isn’t the only place with strange laws after all). In Germany, a pillow is considered a passive weapon. In the UK, Members of Parliament may not don armor. Bungee jumping and urinating in an elevator are illegal in Singapore, and electronic games are banned in Greece. Finally, in South Africa, it is illegal to buy a television without a license.

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