A marriage can be declared void if either of the two persons is physically impotent.

Chapter 51. Marriage ARTICLE 1. General Provisions. § 51-3.

Want of capacity; void and voidable marriages. All marriages between any two persons nearer of kin thanfirst cousins, or between double first cousins, or between a maleperson under 16 years of age [...]

A political action committee, or PAC, has to have a name that describes the group’s cause or purpose.

The idea is to prohibit, say, the highway or tobacco lobbies from calling themselves “Citizens for Good Government.”

A recent proposal that ministers walk the beat with police officers notes “the ministers will carry a Bible instead of a gun.”

A three dollar tax must be paid on all white goods sold.

105-187.21. Tax imposed.

A privilege tax is imposed on a white goods retailer at a flat rate for each new white good that is sold by the retailer. An excise tax is imposed on a new white good purchased outside the State for storage, use, or consumption in this State. The rate of the privilege [...]

Airplanes are prohibited from flying over the town on Sundays during the hours between 11 am and 1 pm

All couples staying overnight in a hotel must have a room with double beds that are at least two feet apart. Making love in the space between the beds is strictly forbidden.

An ordinance proposed states, “In the future, anyone not living within the immediate vicinity of Robbins must have a permit from the Chief of Police and approval of the Mayor or one of the Commissioners.”

It’s not clear what the permit is for, but they may be on to something.

Anyone who violates the terms of a proclamation such as failing to appropriately celebrate Peanut Day or Jaycees Week–is guilty of a misdemeanor.

Before a man asks for a woman’s hand in marriage, he must be “inspected by all the barnyard animals on the young woman’s family’s property, to ensure a harmonious farm life.”

Bingo games may not last over 5 hours unless it is held at a fair.

14-309.8. Limit on sessions.

The number of sessions of bingo conducted or sponsored by an exempt organization shall be limited to two sessions per week and such sessions must not exceed a period of five hours each per session. No two sessions of bingo shall be held within a 48-hour period of time. No more [...]

By town law the sewer service charge used to be “$2 per month, per stool.” It was recently changed to read “per toilet.”

Cars may not be driven on sidewalks.

Sec. 12-43. Vehicles not to be driven on sidewalks.

The driver of a vehicle shall not drive upon any sidewalk area, except on driveways across such sidewalks.

Elephants may not be used to plow cotton fields.

Fights between cats and dogs are prohibited.

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.

If you happen to own a marl bed in North Carolina, the law demands that you put a fence around it.

A marl bed may not be what you think. It is a kind of rock quarry.

It is a misdemeanor to urinate or defecate publicly.

It is against the law for children under seven years of age to go to college.

It is against the law to rollerblade on a state highway.

It is illegal to drive cars through city cemeteries for pleasure.

Sec. 5-8. Use of vehicles.

It shall be unlawful for any person to enter the city cemeteries with a vehicle, except for the purposes of carrying material to make graves, building monuments, carrying tombstones or other material for ornamental purposes, transporting a dead body for interment, conveying therefrom a dead body exhumed, or other legitimate [...]

It is illegal to have sex in a churchyard.

It is illegal to make love on the floor of a hotel room between two double beds.

It is illegal to serve alcohol during a bingo game

14-293. Allowing gambling in houses of public entertainment; penalty.

If any keeper of an ordinary or other house of entertainment, or of a house wherein alcoholic beverages are retailed, shall knowingly suffer any game, at which money or property, or anything of value, is bet, whether the same be in stake or not, to be [...]

It is illegal to sneeze on city streets.

It is illegal to stand outside the police station for any purpose after dark.


It shall be unlawful for any person, under pretext of exercising his right to be on the public streets, to loiter on or near the premises of any jail or police station of the Town for the purpose of prying therein or holding surreptitious communication with any of [...]