There are many crazy laws on the books that have never been struck down. Instead, they are just not enforced. They are the kind of laws that make you stop and think… and wonder what those legislators were thinking.
In Memphis, Tennessee, there is still a law on the books that makes it illegal for a woman to drive a car by herself. Instead, a man must walk or run in front of the vehicle while waving a red flag to warn approaching pedestrians and motorists. And no… I have no comment! (don’t blame the blogger:)
In Lexington, Tennessee, it is illegal to transport an ice cream in your pocket. Seems like a good idea.
Let’s travel to Salem, West Virginia, where it is against the law to eat candy less than an hour and a half before a church service. More food laws. In Boston, no eating peanuts in church. Of course, in Rosemead, California, it is illegal to eat ice cream in public with a fork. That dreaded ice cream fork. I still like the spork!
And let’s finish with a unique law from Virginia. In Culpeper, it is against the law to wash your mule on the sidewalk.
And for our DID YOU KNOW, we have a riddle with answer. If you have three quarters, four dimes and four pennies, you have a total of $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
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