Moving To School? Know Your Laws
The beginning of another fall semester is upon us, and for many that means packing up all your stuff and relocating to a new state. A lot of change can come with uprooting your life: a new climate to dress for, a new roommate to deal with and cafeteria food to adjust to.
With everything you have to worry about, I bet you never even considered the fact that you might have news laws to abide by. That’s right: laws do differ from state to state and some of them are pretty surprising. So here at CollegeCandy we thought we’d help you out by letting you in on some interesting laws that we have recently discovered. The hard way.
In Alabama, it is illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.
In Blythe, California you are not permitted to wear cowboy boots unless you already own at least two cows. (Leave this trend at home, girls, unless you plan to share your 12X12 box with some livestock.)
In Florida, you may not fart in a public place after 6 PM.
In Maryland, it is a violation of city code to sell chicks or ducklings to a minor within one week of the Easter holiday.
In New Hampshire, you may not tap your feet, nod your head, or in any way keep time to the music in a tavern, restaurant, or café.
In New Jersey, you cannot pump your own gas. (They’re all about the class in Jersey. Perhaps we can have some hors d’oeuvres delivered curbside while we wait?)
In New York, it is against the law to throw a ball at someone’s head for fun.
In North Carolina, while having sex, you must stay in the missionary position and have the shades pulled.
In Tennessee, more than 8 women may not live in the same house as that would constitute a brothel. (Gives new meaning to “sorority whore,” eh?)
In New Britain, Connecticut the speed limit for fire trucks is 25 M.P.H., even when going to a fire.
In Miami, Florida it is illegal for a man to wear any kind of strapless gown.
In Idaho, boxes of candy given as romantic gifts must weigh more than 50 pounds. (Perhaps we’ll stick to teddy bears on Valentines Day.)
In Portland, Maine it is illegal for men to tickle women under the chin with feather dusters. Which totally ruins my plans of meeting a new college stud and having a little fun with household cleaning tools.
In Oklahoma, people who make “ugly faces” at dogs may be fined and/or jailed.
In Texas, the entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned because it contains a formula for making beer at home.